Taylor Swift ‘thanks’ Kim Kardashian for Tortured Poets song as she reflects on her feud – The Independent

Taylor Swift ‘thanks’ Kim Kardashian for Tortured Poets song as she reflects on her feud – The Independent

Taylor Swift fans are convinced the musician is alluding to her years-long feud with Kim Kardashian on her new album. The Department of Tortured Poetssince she apparently makes several references to the reality TV star in her song “thanK you aIMee.”

The pop star released her 11th studio album at midnight ET on Friday, April 19. Just hours later, she announced a “surprise 2 a.m. release” that expanded the record to 15 additional songs.

The first sign that the 24th track from her new album could be a reference to Kardashian is the capitalization of the letters K, I and M to spell her first name.

There are other clues. It appears Swift might be referring to Kardashian’s 10-year-old daughter North West dancing to her 2014 single “Shake It Off” on TikTok. “Shake It Off” is about ignoring the “haters.”

She also mentions “Aimee” stomping on her grave, perhaps nodding to the one she crawls out of in her music video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” from her 2017 album. Reputation. It was widely interpreted as a “revenge album” after Swift was “canceled” in 2016, after her feud with Kardashian broke out.

“And maybe you reframed it,” Swift sings.

“And in your mind, you never beat my black and blue mind/ I don’t think you’ve changed much/ And so I changed your name and all the real determining clues/ And one day your child comes home at home singing/ A song only the two of us will know is about you.

The feud between the two men dates back to 2009 (Getty Images)

She then sings the chorus: “All the time you were punching, it was for nothing. »

“And I can’t forgive the way you made me feel/I screamed ‘Fuck you, Aimee’ into the night sky, as blood spurted/But I can’t forget the way you I got healed.

Fans reacted to the clues, with one writing on X/Twitter: “I DON’T HAVE TAYLOR SWIFT GAGGING KIM KARDASHIAN ON MY 2024 BINGO CARD.”

Other fans went so far as to call “thanK you aIMee” a “diss track.”

“Taylor Swift releasing a Kim Kardashian diss track at 2am was not on my bingo card for April 19th,” one fan added.

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Swift and Kardashian’s long-running feud began when the reality star’s boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, took the VMAs stage by storm when Swift won Best Female Video in 2009, when he protested that Beyoncé deserved the “Single” award. Ladies.”

Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs (Getty Images)

After marrying West in 2014, Kardashian was by his side when he received the Vanguard Award at the VMAs.

Seeming to show that any animosity was suppressed, it was Swift who presented him with the award. However, in a later interview, Swift claimed the two did not speak behind the scenes.

She said rolling stone: “I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this shiver ran through my body.

“I realized he was so two-faced. That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool and stand up in front of everyone and say stupid things. And I was so upset. He wanted me to come and talk to him after the event in his dressing room. I will not go.

Then, in 2016, West released his song “Famous,” which featured the lyrics: “I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex/Why?” I made this asshole famous.

West and Kardashian leaked a phone call that appeared to show Swift approved of her name being used in the song, which the “Cardigan” singer denied.

Fans are convinced that ‘Aimee’ in the song is Kim Kardashian (PA Archives)

Swift’s team immediately denied the allegations in a statement, saying West did not pass the lyrics to Taylor, but instead asked her to promote the song: “Kanye did not seek approval, but asked Taylor to release her single ‘Famous’. ” on his Twitter account. She refused and warned him against releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never informed of the actual lyrics: “I made this bitch famous. »

This led many to call Swift a “snake” and this backlash led to the pop star taking a break from the public eye.

“My career was taken away from me,” Swift said Time in an interview for his 2023 Person of the Year award.

“You have a completely fabricated frame job, in an illegally recorded phone call, that Kim Kardashian edited and then released to tell everyone I was a liar. It took me psychologically to a place I had never been before.

“I moved to a foreign country. I didn’t move out of a rental house for a year. I was afraid of receiving phone calls. I pushed away most people in my life because I no longer trusted anyone. I went down really hard.

“I thought that moment of reaction was going to define me negatively for the rest of my life,” she said.

The independent has reached out to representatives for Swift and Kardashian for comment.


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