Taylor Swift Calls Out Kim Kardashian’s Bullying During Reputation Tour
Taylor Swift kicked off the Reputation Stadium Tour in Glendale, Arizona, last night and BOY was it a doozy. She played 24 songs total, including some old favorites like “Should’ve Said No” and “All Too Well,” as well as newbies such as “Dress,” “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Delicate.”
Before she started a piano mashup of “Long Live” and “New Year’s Day” (which, side note, we’re literally LOSING OUR MINDS OVER!!!!!), she gave a speech about being bullied in the past. The 28-year-old referenced being called a “snake on social media,” which is what Kim Kardashian famously called her when she exposed the phone conversation she had with Kanye West about his song, “Famous.” Here’s what Tay said:
“A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people called me a lot of names 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 gonna get to do this anymore. And I guess the snakes, 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.
And I think something that came out of it that was good was is that I learned a really important lesson that I’ve been telling you from the stage for ten years but I haven’t been able to learn myself, which has to do with how much you value your reputation. And 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 show up for you, and 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 sticking up for me, for seeing me as human being.”
Taylor disappeared from the spotlight for what felt like forever after Kim K’s diss, but it’s pretty freakin’ amazing to see her come back and channel that anger and hurt into incredible music and an incredible world tour. Watch the speech and performance above!