If you follow pop culture news, then you more than likely have heard of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s feud with Taylor Swift. Its roots go as far back as the 2009 MTV VMA Awards, but it really got going in 2016 when Taylor claimed she never approved a lyric about her in Kanye’s “Famous” (“For all my southside n—as that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”) But Kim eventually revealed a recorded conversation between Taylor and her husband in which Taylor seemingly had approved the concept (Tay later claimed she knew she would be mentioned in general in the song, but didn’t approve the specific lyrics). Basically, it was a to do, and involved a ton of sly jabs via social media.
So Kylie Jenner fans were surprised to find that the Kylie Cosmetics new Valentine’s Day collection includes two shades that seem to take direct inspiration from Taylor Swift songs, namely “Story of Us” and “Forever and Always.”
Is Kylie revealing she’s secretly a Swiftie…or even taking sides?
This could of course be pure coincidence. Both “Story of Us” and “Forever and Always” are relatively common phrases and technically pre-date Taylor Swift using them in her music. So there’s a chance Kylie didn’t mean anything by it at all. However, we also know that Jenner spends months developing her launches and puts care into the tiniest details…so there’s also a chance that this was, in fact, very intentional.
And another (even deeper) theory? Taylor’s new record label, Universal Music Group, is owned by the same parent corporation as E! (home to KUWTK), leading some to believe that the Kardashian-Jenners were ordered to make nice by the network. Of course, we can never know for sure. Le sigh.
What are your thoughts on this one?