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Last night, Taylor Swift threw major shade at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. While we've heard a lot from Kanye West these past couple weeks (maybe a bit too much, depending on who you ask), we haven't gotten much from T. Swift herself lately. That's because the pop musician has been busy preparing her latest tour, and she's been saving up her thoughts for the right time. During the first stop in her Reputation tour, the "Blank Space" singer let her voice be heard to the 59,000-plus people in attendance at the University of Pheonix Stadium. Here's what Taylor Swift had to say.
You might be wondering why there are so many snakes everywhere, huh? A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. Then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media and I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn't know if I was going to get to do this anymore. I guess this means I wanted to send a message to you guys, that if someone uses name calling to bully you on social media, and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn't have to defeat you. It can strengthen you instead.
While Taylor Swift didn't name check Kanye West or Kim Kardashian West during the first stop in her nationwide tour, as E! News recounts, the implication was certainly made. It was definitely hard to miss -- particularly if you have been paying attention to the drama that has escalated between the two musicians in the past couple years. Sure enough, while Taylor Swift was bruised by the feud, she isn't down for the count. T. Swift is back. Taylor's recent revelation lead to the title of her latest album, Reputation, which is also the name of her ongoing stadium tour.
And I think something that came out of it that was good is that I learned a really important lesson that I've been telling you from the stage for about 10 years, but I never had to learn it so harshly myself, and that lesson has to do with how much you value your reputation. I think the lesson is that you shouldn't care so much if you feel misunderstood by a lot of people who don't know you, as long as you feel understood by the people who do know you, the people who will show up for you, the people who see you as a human being. So thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to get to know me, for seeing me as a human being.
Joined by special guests Charli XCX and Camilla Cabello, Taylor Swift's first sold-out concert was certainly an eventful one. Taylor Swift also dedicated last night's rendition of "Gorgeous" to her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, who was in attendance for the sold-out show. Additionally, Tiffany Haddish also made an appearance at the concert last night in video form, as the comedian recited the most well-known lyrics in Taylor Swift's hit single, "Look What You Made Me Do." The lyrics are, of course, the following: "I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? 'Cause she's dead!"
With this tour promising the rise of the new Taylor Swift, we should expect more major shade-throwing in the weeks to come. We'll keep you posted.