Taylor Swift released her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” on Thursday night. The highly anticipated track is a new sound for Swift, who has completely abandoned her country roots for a pop-techno-a-la-Britney-Spears jam that is sure to climb the charts faster than you can download it.
Whether you are a fan of Swift or not, you probably know that she’s made a habit of writing lyrics about her personal life. Most of her songs to date have been about past relationships. She supposedly wrote “Bad Blood” about rival Katy Perry and she has a bunch of songs about her ex-boyfriends including Taylor Lautner (“Back to December”) and John Maher (“Dear John”). Oh, and who could forget her hit single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” supposedly written about actor Jake Gyllenhaal? And yes, there are plenty more (check out a more thorough list here).
So, who is Swift’s latest target? According to Rolling Stone, it’s Kanye West. Unsurprising to fans, Swift was bound to pen a song about West after a very big fiasco that had Swift up against a wall.
“‘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, Swift uses an effect that approximates singing through a phone. ‘The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now,” she says. “Why?/ ‘Cause she’s dead.’” reports Rolling Stone.