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    Which Taylor Swift Songs Are About Kanye West?

    Kanye West and Taylor Swift‘s feud has been one of the longest feuds in Hollywood, prompting both musicians to respond to each other through their music.

    Something that started with West mentioning Swift in his song ‘Famous‘, was responded to. by Taylor as she included a number of songs about the rapper in her album ‘Reputation.’ Here’s a list of every song the ‘Cruel Summer’ singer has written for Kanye West.

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    Taylor Swift and Kanye West
    Taylor Swift and Kanye West

    This was the first ever song Taylor Swift wrote for Kanye West. It referenced the VMAs incident and was written for her album ‘Speak Now’. The song mostly was about her forgiving the rapper, calling him ‘innocent’. Which is a drastic difference from how West is referenced in her most recent songs.

    “It’s alright, just wait and see/ Your string of lights is still bright to me/ Oh, who you are is not where you’ve been/ You’re still an innocent” she sings.

    “Did some things you can’t speak of/ But at night you live it all again/ You wouldn’t be shattered on the floor now/ If only you had seen what you know now then.”

    She then sends forgiveness his way, telling him that he is still innocent. “It’s okay, life is a tough crowd/ 32 and still growin’ up now/ Who you are is not what you did/ You’re still an innocent”

    She then sends a message to him for him to do better. “You’ll have new Septembers/ Everyone of us has messed up too / Minds change like the weather/ I hope you remember/ Today is never too late to be brand new”

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    Look What You Made Me Do

    Kanye West and Taylor Swift (Image: Getty)
    Kanye West and Taylor Swift (Image: Getty)

    Post the ‘Taylor Swift is canceled’ era, Swift emerged with her sixth studio album in 2017, with a whole new persona after her hiatus. The album mostly consisted of songs she had written about her then-boyfriend Joe Alwyn, but a part of it was dedicated to West and how he psychologically abused Swift with a nude wax statue of her and a manipulated phone call recording.

    In the song she sings, “I don’t like your little games/ I don’t like your tilted stage,” Swift viciously sings. “The role you made me play: of the fool/ No, I don’t like you.” Later, she sings, “The world moves on / Another day another drama, drama / But not for me, Not for me / All I think about is karma.”

    The music video for the song also references a lot of instances of her past feuds. Katy Perry for example.

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    This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

    Kanye West and Taylor Swift

    This one is an obvious dig at Kanye West. In this one Swift talks about a friendship that turned sour because of backstabbing.

    In the chorus she sings, “This is why we can’t have nice things, darlin’/ Because you break them, I had to take them away/ This is why we can’t have nice things, honey (oh)/ Did you think I wouldn’t hear all the things you said about me?/ This is why we can’t have nice things”

    She also references how she made things up with him after the VMAs incident, only for him to betray her all over again.

    “It was so nice being friends again/ There I was, giving you a second chance/ But you stabbed me in the back while shakin’ my hand/ And therein lies the issue, friends don’t try to trick you/ Get you on the phone and mind-twist you/ And so I took an axe to a mended fence.”

    More References Of Kanye West In Taylor Swift’s Discography

    Kanye West and Taylor Swift
    Kanye West and Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift has also mentioned West discreetly in other songs, which may not be entirely about him.

    In ‘peace‘ she sings, “There’s robbers to the east/ clowns to the west.” In ‘Karma’ she sings, “You’re talking shit for the hell of it/ Addicted to betrayal, but you’re relevant/ You’re terrified to look down’/ Cause if you dare, you’ll see the glare/ Of everyone you burned just to get there/ It’s coming back around.”

    In ‘Call It What You Want’, another track from ‘Reputation‘ she also references West and says, “All the liars are calling me one”, “All the drama queens taking swings, All the jokers dressin’ up as kings.”

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    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir is nineteen, an autumn lover, and a poetry enthusiast. She loves Taylor Swift, Jeff Buckley, Sally Rooney and everything that's blue. She has had one year of experience as a content writer at First Curiosity and writes poetry and researches on literary criticism in her free time. Nibir is also an ardent reader and a fierce feminist. She aspires to author books someday and be an advocate for mental health.

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