Yes, Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Reputation’, is finally out, and no, she is not over her feud with Kanye West. If you thought Look What You Made Me Do was nasty, prepare yourself for This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. It’s a much snarkier, unforgiving, laugh-in-your-face kind of record.
Swift starts off saying she was enjoying her life last year, throwing parties (like her star-studded Fourth of July bash) and having fun with her friends, until things went downhill between her and the Kardashian-Wests last summer. “Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year / So why’d you have to rain on my parade?” she sings in the first verse and pre-chorus.
Then she chides in the refrain:
”This is why we can’t have nice things, honey
Did you think I wouldn’t hear all the things you said about me?”
Things get more intense and the references get more specific in the second verse
“It was so nice being friends again
There I was, giving you a second chance”
West and Swift’s feud began in 2009, when he interrupted her MTV VMAs Best Female Video acceptance speech to insist the award belonged to Beyoncé.
However, the rapper and singer appeared to reconcile over the years. In 2015, they notably posed for photos together at the Grammys, and Swift even presented West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs.
The fighting resumed last year when West dropped his new album, The Life of Pablo, including a new song Famous, which had the lyrics: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.” He said Swift approved of the lines, but controversy ensued nonetheless.
Then later that year, his wife Kim Kardashian revealed through an explosive interview and some incriminating Snapchats that Kanye and Taylor had a phone call about the song, where she approved it. Swift, however, responded with a statement on social media saying she never heard the song in full and was not consulted in being referred to as “that bitch.”
From: Harper’s Bazaar