The old Taylor may be dead, but the same old drama is still alive.
Taylor Swift, who released her long-anticipated new album “Reputation” on Friday, appears to take a shot at her highly publicized nemesis Kanye West in a new song, “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.”
“It was so nice being friends again / There I was giving you a second chance / But you stabbed me in the back while shaking my hand,” Swift’s lyrics go.
Swift and West’s drawn-out feud began in 2009 when the rapper infamously interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech for best music video at the MTV Video Music Awards and proclaimed Beyoncé deserved to win.
They finally made up in 2015, only for the acrimony to spark up once again last year when West rapped in his song “Famous” that he and “Taylor might still have sex” because he “made that b—h famous.” Swift denied approving the lyrics, but West’s wife Kim Kardashian later shared a video of the singer at least OK’ing the “have sex” portion of the song in a phone conversation with West.
In her new song, Swift also may have referenced West’s recent falling out with JAY-Z.
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“But I’m not the only friend you’ve lost lately … if only you weren’t so shady,” she sings.
It’s not the first time Swift has sparked speculation that one of her lyrics is about the 40-year-old West. She sings in her first single from the new album, “Look What You Made Me Do,” that she doesn’t “like your tilted stage.”
West memorably performed on a floating stage during last year’s “Saint Pablo Tour.”
“Reputation” is the sixth studio album for the 27-year-old Swift, and her first in three years since “1989.”