If you let pop culture historians tell it, Taylor Swift is nothing if not vengeful, and she appears to have given them another example with "Look What You Made Me Do", her first new single in over two years and a potential clapback at Kanye West.
"I don't like your little games / Don't like your titled stage / The role you made me play / Oh, the fool, no I don't like you", the song begins.
Word of a new album lifted Swift to a top trending topic around the world Wednesday on Twitter ahead of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, to be hosted by Katy Perry, a former friend. "Ooh, look what you made me do", she taunts in the same cadence, optimistically implying something similarly "sexy' by proximity".
Taylor Swift has definitely taken the Internet by storm this week, and with the release of her new single, she's on the forefront of social media more than ever.
Swift criticised the rapper for using her name without permission, and she was applauded after making a Grammys speech that urged young women to take credit for their own achievements. Since the singer's clues about her new music heavily hinted at her ongoing feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (Taylor was heavily associated with the snake emoji after their falling out), the lyric video for the song was the final nail in the coffin to prove those rumours. Her sixth album will be released on November 10. "I don't like your flawless crime / How You Laugh When You Lie / You said the gun was mine / Isn't cool, no, I don't like you".
Throughout the years, pop megastar Taylor Swift has a notable theme in her songwriting - revenge.
The same thing happened on Friday, when Taylor's fans tried to give Kim and her fans the snake treatment. "I'm sorry but the old Taylor can't came to the phone right now", she sings in another apparent reference to her feud with West. Half seem to applaud her for this major, sassy clap-back at Kanye. I don't want to enjoy the song because it's adding fuel to the fire of Taylor's celebrity fights.