— Nabil (@NAsfari) September 25, 2016
Even if you turn your nose up at petty celebrity drama or truly live under a rock in a non idiomatic way, you still somehow manage to know the ins and outs of the ongoing T-Swift/Kimye feud.
Already deemed “iconic” and rivaling the caliber of other famous feuds from pop culture’s past, the bad blood between these mega stars reached a climax when Kim Kardashian West “exposed” Swift via Snapchat. Fans, celebrities and even those who claimed to be “Sweden” when it came to A-list squabbles were quick to vehemently take sides and the dissension hasn’t subdued even a pinch since.
The most recent battle in this unrelenting war took place in the “Shake It Off” artist’s adopted hometown Sunday night. Taking the stage i.e. floating platform, in Nashville, Tennessee, as he traverses the nation for the Saint Pablo tour, Yeezus played the infamous beginning to his song “Famous” not once, not twice, but three times.
After the first go at it, Mr. West seemed pleased with the tenacity in which the crowd sang the “I made that b*tch famous” lyric back at him. Before he had the DJ restart the song, West told the audience “I need to hear that loud in Nashville. I need to hear that so loud in Nashville” and continued by asserting, “So many people told me, ‘You’ve gotta take that line out of the song. You gotta play it safe.’ This is what rap music is; this is what art is.”
During the speech which will surely make his rolodex of other legendary public addresses, his fans to began chanting “F*ck Taylor Swift” repeatedly. Evidently unfazed by the echoing mantra, West eventually stated, “This song is how I feel” before telling the DJ to “run it back.”
As the drama in this feud can only be rivaled by the animosity seen in telenovelas or Bravo reality shows, all we have to do is unabashedly sit back, relax and scroll through social media until an inevitable clapback from the Swift camp arrives.