Taylor Swift kicks off Reputation tour by calling Kim Kardashian out for 'bullying'
Taylor Swift kicked off her Reputation tour last night by appearing to call Kim Kardashian and Kanye West out for "bullying".
The Look What You Made Me Do singer proved that her infamous rift with the couple was far from over as she spoke about the "low times" she experienced after a certain "someone" called her a snake on social media.
In an emotional speech at her concert in Glendale, Ariz, Swift told her fans that online bullying didn't have to beat you, while also implying that she had initially feared that it could ruin her career.
Speaking to the thousands of fans who had shown up to support her in her Reputation tour debut, she said: "A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people called me a lot of names on social media. And I went through some really low times for a while because of it."
She continued: "I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was gonna get to do this anymore and I guess the snakes… I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name calling to bully you on social media and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to beat you. It can strengthen you instead."
The songwriter's notorious battle with the reality TV star and her rapper husband began back in 2009, when she won the Best Female Video award and West stormed onto the stage during her speech and declared "I'mma let you finish", before insisting Beyoncé should have won instead.
Although West apologised afterwards, the conflict continued when he released his track Famous, which included the line: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b***h famous".
While the American rapper insisted that he sought her approval beforehand, Swift denied this, leading Kardashian to step in and publish a recording of the Bad Blood songstress approving some of the song lyrics. However, Swift hit back again on Instagram, claiming that she never knew the word "that b***h" was going to be part of the song.
Recently, in December 2017, Kim reignited the feud by uploading a throwback picture of the singer's naked wax lookalike, which appeared in Kanye's Famous exhibition and video.
Her and West are yet to reply to Swift's onstage comments.