Every Way Taylor Swift Claps Back at Kanye West on 'Reputation'

Nov 12, 2017, 02:02
Every Way Taylor Swift Claps Back at Kanye West on 'Reputation'

Rather than play another Reputation track after "New Year's Day", Swift played a attractive rendition of Tom Petty's "American Girl", opting to take it slower and remain seated at the piano.

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Since then, the Internet has had its hands full trying to decode all the possible hidden subtext behind Taylor Swift's new songs, and "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" is no exception. Reputation, Swift's first studio album in three years, marks another transformation in image for the country-turned-pop star. To provide some context, the year that she's referencing is likely 2014-2015, following the release of her wildly popular 1989 album. She even had a birthday party that Jay Z and Beyoncé attended. "And here's to you, 'cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do", she says, before breaking down in giggles, saying, "I can't even say it with a straight face!"

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The verdict is in, and Taylor Swift's Reputation is a smash. She could be addressing this with the line in the song: "I'm shaking my head, I'm locking the gates". Both have talked about this incident repeatedly, but it all seemed hunky-dory when they were spotted talking at the Grammys. However, with lyrics like "I don't like your little games / I don't like your tilted stage / The role you made me play: of the fool / No, I don't like you", paired with the now infamous telephone vocal effect where Swift says, "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now / "Why?" Fans will have a chance to hear directly from Taylor Swift as she introduces songs and exclusively discusses never-before-heard details about the making of the year's most anticipated album.

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Well, that upset the West family because Kim Kardashian was forced to call her a snake, and then went on to release snippets of the phone call between Taylor and Kanye on Snapchat in July 2016, stirring global backlash against the singer. With over 10 million streams, it is the most-streamed song in a one-day period ever, the lyric video for "Look What You Made Me Do" broke the standing record with over 19 million views, while the music video shattered the original most viewed video (28 million) record with 43.2 million views in only 24 hours. And while "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" is undoubtedly the biggest and best banger on the album, it's not exactly easy to digest.