Taylor Swift Just Released A Poem To Explain Her Long Disappearance And It Goes DEEP
“Whatever you say, it is not right. Whatever you do, it is not enough.”
Let's start with the facts: Taylor Swift is back, her new album is incredible, and that's that on that.
The release of Reputation has been particularly special for TSwift fans — because it marks her return to the public eye after a long disappearance.
Taylor's retreat from the spotlight came after some very public ~drama~ with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. You remember this, right?
In a nutshell: Kanye wrote a song with some pretty harsh lyrics about Taylor. Taylor publicly condemned the song. Kim then released video proving that Taylor had actually given permission to be used in the song. Taylor clapped back by pointing out that she never approved of the more misogynistic lyrics. Snake emojis ensued. Yada yada yada.
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And since making a grand return, Taylor hasn't directly addressed her long period of silence. Sure, "Look What You Made Me Do" was chock full o' references to her haters, but she's never really explained why she disappeared.
The poem, which is included in Volume 1 of her Reputation magazine, seems to call out a bunch of reasons why Swift took some time to herself.
She shades the "fair-weather friends" that didn't stand by her side when shit hit the fan.
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She slams the critics who called her "fake" and "manipulative," and notes that she felt like she couldn't do anything right in their eyes.
"'Whatever you say, it is not right.' 'Whatever you do, it is not enough.'"
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She seems to call out an ex — maybe Calvin Harris? — for only being "the idea of something" rather than "really something."
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She also seems to address that infamous phone call with Kanye West — the one that got leaked — saying that she was now "wary of phone calls and promises."
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And finally, she alludes to being happy in a new relationship — presumably with current boyfriend Joe Alwyn — and concludes that "in the death of her reputation, she felt truly alive."
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