Published Aug 25, 2017Taylor Swift hasn't been shy about defending herself in an ongoing feud against Kanye West, especially in her latest single "Look What You Made Me Do" — in which she's suspected to be shading the rapper with the line "Don't like your tilted stage."
In addition to the lyrical jab, some have accused Swift of going a bit over-the-top by announcing the release of her next album Reputation on November 10 — the 10th anniversary of the death of West's mother. The pop star's team has, however, now released a statement denying that the release date was intended to coincide with the event.
A publicist for Swift told BuzzFeed that "there is no correlation" between Donda West's death and the Reputation release.
"It is standard practice that releases come out on Fridays and we locked in this release date based on other Universal Music Group releases," the publicist added.
West and his team have yet to respond to Swift's latest single or the upcoming album release.
The feud between Swift and West dates back to 2009, when the rapper invaded the stage during Swift's acceptance speech for Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards. He interrupted her address to declare Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" video "one of the best videos of all time."
Despite an apparent reconciliation, things got heated between Swift and West again last year when the rapper referenced the singer in his song "Famous." He insisted that Swift had approved the controversial lyrics ("I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous") during a phone conversation, while Swift's camp condemned it for its "strong misogynistic message."
West's wife Kim Kardashian then blew up the internet by releasing footage of said phone call via Snapchat, while Swift maintained: "I would very much like to be exclusided from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009."
Revisit "Look What You Made Me Do" below.
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