Taylor Swift Admits She Hit ‘Rock Bottom’ After Kim Kardashian Seemed To Label Her A ‘Snake’

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Taylor Swift admitted that she almost left music altogether after Kim Kardashian launched what she called an “online hate campaign” against the singer when she seemed to call her a “snake.”

“I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh. In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously, ” the 29-year-old singer wrote in an article published Wednesday for Elle magazine‘s April issue. (RELATED: Taylor Swift]s ‘Reputation Stadium Tour’ Hits Netflix And Here’s What Everyone Is Saying)


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“A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet,” she added, without specifically naming the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star. “The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life.” (RELATED: Taylor Swift’s Mom Takes Stand In Groping Trial)

Swift continued, “But I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans. It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with ‘lol.'”


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“It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it,” the “Blank Space” hitmaker shared.

The comments come in light of what happened in 2016 when the reality star appeared to label Swift a snake. It was after Kanye West called the singer “that bitch” in his hit song “Famous.” The rapper claimed he got her approval before hand to do so. But the “Love Story” singer denied it. In response, Kardashian released video of phone chats the two performers had which seemed to rebuff her denial. Kim later tweeted about National Snake Day, and many believed her comment was directed at the singer.

At one point, the pop star also talked about learning to embrace who she is, curves and all.

“I worked hard to retrain my brain that a little extra weight means curves, shinier hair, and more energy,” Swift wrote. “I think a lot of us push the boundaries of dieting, but taking it too far can be really dangerous. There is no quick fix. I work on accepting my body every day.”