Taylor Swift just dropped her buzzy new single “Look What You Made Me Do” and it seems to be littered with references to none other than her nemesis of nearly a decade: Kanye West.
In what critics are touting as a darker version of Swift compared to 2014’s “1989,” the singer talk-sings through most of the tune. Although she never mentions Ye by name, he’s likely the person whose name is “in red, underlined.”
“I don’t like your little games/ I don’t like your tilted stage,” Swift pointedly sang. “The role you made me play/ of the fool/ No, I don’t like you.”
Fans pointed out West’s last tour, The Saint Pablo Tour, famously had a tilted stage. As for the role of the “fool” the rapper could have made TayTay play? West and Swift’s feud came to a head last year when the MC’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, released audio and video of the phone call between Swift and Ye over lyrics to his song, “Famous.” At the time, Swift had taken issue with his line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b—- famous” and in Kardashian’s Snapchat clips, Swift seemed to confirm she had no issue with the lyric.
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What some have speculated as a direct response to Kardashian West is the voicemail the former country crooner left on the track, declaring she’s not the same woman she once was.
“The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now,” she said. “Why?/ ‘Cause she’s dead.”
In true Swift fashion, however, the singer asserts that West will get what’s coming to him.
“The world moves on / Another day another drama, drama,” she sang. “But not for me, Not for me / All I think about is karma.”
Online, fans have been spinning out over the references.
— eli. (@illicitboy) August 25, 2017
— Britt Poteet (@halfofbrittney5) August 25, 2017
Taylor is so merciless to Kanye West! #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo
— Ralph Ēxiä🌀 (@ranz_stargazer) August 25, 2017
— Brice Sander (@bricesander) August 25, 2017
However, not everyone is moved by Swift’s supposed evisceration of the rapper and his reality star wife.
— sofiaaa (@orangechanneIl) August 25, 2017
— Denizcan Targaryen (@MrFilmkritik) August 25, 2017
KANYE: I made you famous, bitch
KIM: You're a snake
TAYLOR: I don't like you
WHITE GIRLS ON TWITTER: pic.twitter.com/Vr42gOQ7Qt
— Megan Collins (@Megan_E_Collins) August 25, 2017
— Meg McGuriman (@MegMcGuriman) August 25, 2017