When I was creating It’s Tillie! and spoke of the sort of stories Tillie’s Corner would discuss, I vowed never to talk Kardashian. Maybe once, but nary twice. And today, it happens. Not only am I mentioning Kim Kardashian, but I am giving her well-deserved bigups for doing the “socially unthinkable” – drag Taylor Swift with Taylor’s own words!
Ok, let’s back track for a second. When Kanye West released The Life of Pablo, lazily referred to by many as TLOP [Sound it out. Yeah, just lazy!], the album came with a lot of baggage from juvenile social media beefs. Now, when the song Famous was heard around the world, Taylor and her gaggle of geese squawked about Kanye’s misogynistic and egotistical verbiage in the song’s lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Taylor even went as far as to aim her 2016 Grammy acceptance speech indirectly or directly (however you see it) at Kanye for those lyrics.
“And as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to the young woman out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
[Keep in mind, she said this surrounded by the producers who made 1989 possible, yet not one person, but herself, was female. So much for promoting women, right?]
Aussie lady and beholder of the most beautiful teeth I’ve ever laid eyes on, Ruby Rose, even came to the defense of Taytay and those tears she’s always shedding with a series of tweets.
Now let’s fast forward to present day foolishness where Kim Kardashian mentioned in her latest GQ spread that Taylor approved of those lyrics. Not only did she approve of those lyrics, Taylor made some smart ass comment of, ‘When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I’m so against this, and I’ll just laugh and say, ‘The joke’s on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.’
But she didn’t do that. She milked it like a victim milks a tragedy that never even happened to them; basically running around like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Which is the vilest part of it. You were recorded approving of these lyrics, and to joking on the red carpet about the wool being pulled over all our eyes, but all the press and the “Poor Taylor” sympathy purchases trumped being true. Money trumped defaming another person’s character, their work, and potentially their livelihoods. And no matter what you feel about Kanye, separate your personal feelings towards him and acknowledge how long was that MTV VMA interruption milked. Yep, that’s right… up until the 2015 MTV VMA where Taylor brings up what happened in 2009 as she presented him with the Vanguard Award saying, “I’m really happy for you and Imma let you finish but Kanye has had one of the greatest careers of all time.” [She mistakenly left out how he made her, but that’s neither here nor there.]
Oh wait; did I not mention that part about the recording? Well, yes, what do you expect from a family that has showcased so much of their life to the world that it’s become difficult to decipher whether I’m living in the real world, or if the real world is mysteriously run by this klan and I’m just fortunate enough to be granted residential permission. So the receipts [receipts means proof or evidence for some who don’t use or hear colloquialisms on the daily] were there. And Kim K., dropped them like you drop excess weight on a crash diet.
The internet was not ready for it so much that the hashtag #KimExposedTaylorParty was trending to the early afternoon. Than, Senorita Selena Gomez swoops in to save her bestie from the demons, truth tellers, and naysayers that be Social Media Clapback Queens and Kings, that it too blew up in her face when she tried to say we have more important things to worry about than the fact her BFF has turned out to be the Regina King that Katy Perry alluded her to be eons ago, through tweets she has since deleted. [Thanks to the ever giving smart device gods, there are screenshots aka more receipts under #GoToSleepSelena #SelenaGomezIsOverParty].
Taylor, still claiming her innocence, allowed her BFF to be dragged through those rough streets, hanging her out to dry in the cul-de-sac of Savagery Circle. The place where there’s only one exit. That’s right…the same way you came in.
Now trust. More has obviously happened because when you surround yourself with undercover thots, appropriating “artists”, and delusional divas nothing should come as a surprise to you. But imagine this being the real world. Not the world we’ve allowed ourselves to be sucked up into like a Dyson vacuum, but the world where these do-no-gooders aren’t paying our bills [we actually pay for their bills] or dropping any tangible knowledge of worth, love, or clear understanding of social realities, what do we or can we actually learn from this? Everyone will have his or her own takeaway of course, but this is mine.
When someone shows you his or her true colors once, pay close attention. They’re just testing you to see how far they can go before you decide enough is enough. Taylor showed her colors to the world through every song written vilifying a man she’s dated, switching out members of her squad with new “It” girls like you change a tampon on your period, playing victim at every chance given, creating a fairytale life based off adolescent dreams seemingly stemming from a fairytales, and stepping on those who no longer seem of use. This isn’t new and it sure as hell isn’t news, but many still Stan [stalker + fan = stan] her or claimed utter shock by these “revelations”; watch out… they too could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Now back to snapping 90s soap opera glamour shots,