Well, ladies and gents, it looks like their feud is alive and well. Exactly two years following Taylor Swift’s infamous National Snake Day drama with Kim Kardashian, the "Bad Blood" singer is all about reclaiming the not-so-nice nickname.
For those of you who don't remember the "hiss" heard around the world, here's a little back story: The "Taylor Swift is a snake" narrative stems from the drama surrounding Kim releasing audio footage of Taylor listening to Kanye West's controversial single, "Famous."
The rapper sang the infamous lines: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b–ch famous." After the song was released, Taylor's rep accused him of promoting a "strong misogynistic message." Only problem was Kanye said she gave her "blessing" to the track, and then later wife Kimmy came with receipts. That's when the Internet came for Taylor.
Not only did the Internet come for Taylor, but so did Kim — and hard! On July 17 of 2016, Kim took to Twitter to wish her fans a happy National Snake Day. "Wait it’s legit National Snake Day???!?!?!" the mother-of-three began. Not so bad, right? Well, the latter-half of the tweet was all about hitting Taylor where it hurt. "They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything, these days!" Ouch.
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
Even if T. Swift has since gone on to do incredible things (i.e. her newest album, Reputation) the 28-year-old still hasn't let Kim's diss go. On July 17 of this year, Taylor wished her fans a happy National Snake Day during a performance in Cleveland. That’s not all, though. She went on to say that it was her "favorite day of the year." You can check out the clip below in a video posted from a fan account on Twitter.
— backup (@seethebestinme) July 18, 2018
Now, it's entirely possible that Taylor said it was her favorite day of the year because of how much she's grown since her Kim/Kanye drama. After all, back in May, Taylor addressed the snake narrative head-on. "A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people called me a lot of names on social media," she began.
"I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn't know if I was going to get to do this anymore. 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 beat you. It can strengthen you instead," Taylor continued.
"I learned a really important lesson and that has to do with how much you value your reputation. And 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 "Look What You Made Me Do" songstress concluded.
Based on that speech, fans are almost forced to believe that Taylor has matured — but isn’t that exactly what a snake would want you to think? Just kidding! Wink-wink.