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Taylor Swift shades Kim Kardashian in 'Reputation' tour opener: 'I went through some really low times'

Taylor Swift called out Kim Kardashian during her first performance of her "Reputation" tour.


Emily Treadgold


Taylor Swift kicked off her Reputation Stadium Tour with a sold-out show in Glendale, Arizona. The pop singer broke records with a crowd of 59,157 fans at the stadium as she performed across three giant stages and performed her classics along with her latest album Reputation.

 

She opened the show with her song "...Ready for It?" before she went into her other hits. Swift even dedicated "Gorgeous" to her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, and Tiffany Haddish made a cameo onscreen to say the famous line, "I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead!" off the song "Look What You Made Me Do."

I guess this means 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 defeat you. It can strengthen you instead.

Taylor Swift
Reputation Tour

However, Swift couldn't let the show finish without pointing out the ongoing drama between her and the Kardashian-Wests. She asked the crowd, "You might be wondering why there are so many snakes everywhere, huh?" The pop singer explained, "A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on."

 

"Then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media and I went through some really low times for a while because of it," the 28-year-old continued. "I went through some times when I didn't know if I was going to get to do this anymore."

"I guess this means 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 defeat you," Swift told fans. "It can strengthen you instead. And I think something that came out of it that was good is that I learned a really important lesson that I've been telling you from the stage for about 10 years, but I never had to learn it so harshly myself, and that lesson has to do with how much you value your reputation."

 

"I think the lesson is that you shouldn't care so much if you feel misunderstood by a lot of people who don't know you, as long as you feel understood by the people who do know you, the people who will show up for you, the people who see you as a human being," the Grammy winner added. "So thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to get to know me, for seeing me as a human being."

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