Kim Kardashian appears to reignite Taylor Swift feud with savage Instagram post
Hot goss alert: looks like an old celebrity squabble has just sparked up again.
Remember back in 2016, when Brexit happened and Trump was elected president? Well, another controversial event thrown into the mix was the little feudal triangle between Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Of course, Taylor and Kanye had their first big altercation when he rudely snatched the mic from the Shake It Off singer during her acceptance speech after winning her first big music award at the 2009 MTV VMA's. But that somehow got cleared up with a few apologies, and it was all well and good until Kanye released a new song, called Famous, containing the lyric: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**ch famous" in 2016.
The controversial music video featured a wax figure of the rapper dozing naked in bed alongside the nude wax figures of Taylor, Kim, George W Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ray J, Amber Rose Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby.
It was a very divisive video, with people either totally for it – calling it artful and funny – or against it for depicting this mish-mash of influential figures sharing a bed together and the fact that the song's lyrics take a swing at Taylor, who is positioned on Kanye's direct left in the bed.
Unsurprisingly, Taylor didn't like it at all. She publicly voiced her outrage for using a naked wax figure of her, and for calling her the B-word and for "releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message" that she claimed never to have approved. Shock! Horror!
However... Kim appeared to think otherwise and was prepared to stick her foot into it in defence of her husband. She eventually released a taped conversation between Kanye and Taylor talking about the song before it came out, proving TayTay wrong and sending her into hiding from the media for a year.
Taylor's latest efforts with Look What You Made Me Do take plenty of snarky little jabs and Kim and Kanye, showing she's obviously still got "bad blood" with them, so to speak. And now, it looks like Kim has clapped back, yet again, by opening the wound that Famous left between the celebrities.
On Monday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted an image on Instagram of her at an art exhibition, looking at a piece that was exactly that infamous "Famous" bed full of wax figures. Kim is photographed taking a picture of her naked was husband lying next to the Taylor Swift figure.
All she wrote in the caption was "famous", but that was enough to send people into a frenzy and start responding to the image pronto. To them, this was not an innocent photo of Kim getting in touch with her cultural side, this was a move of war.
Many of Taylor's loyal fans ("Swifties", I hear they're called) took to the image with nothing but a stupid amount of rat emojis. Some explained in the comments that snakes (symbolic of Taylor from her new album Reputation) eat rats.
"B8TCH U HAVE EVERYTHING BE HAPPY STOPPPP BEING So child-ish about dis ISSUE YOU'Ve Reach so much to be famous stop. Ken u really stop bcos it's really annoying if u dont know. duh," one person eloquently put.
Someone else commented, "You are just a cheap person wanting to gain some attention srsly kim its time grow tf up," and another asked, "Attention seeking or just Insecure ?" while someone else just said it was "Childish af".
Oh dear, looks like a new can of worms has been opened.