One word has reignited the reckoning between Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian.

After a year hiatus, Taylor returned in August 2017 with her album, Reputation, which was themed around a snake. “I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh,” Swift told Elle in 2019. 

“A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet,” she said, referring to Kardashian. 

“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.”

At the same time, Kim Kardashian said she was “over” her feud with Swift, saying on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that “I feel like we’ve all moved on.”

Clearly, we hadn’t. 

In March 2020, the full phone call was leaked online. In the clip, Taylor could be heard cautioning Kanye against saying something “mean” about her, saying that she’s glad the lyrics don’t refer to her as “that stupid dumb bitch.”  

He ended the call by saying that “I’m going to send you the song and send you the exact wording and everything about it, right? And then we could sit and talk through it,” which Taylor alleged never happened. 

Listen to the episode of The Spill as the hosts dissect Taylor Swift’s new interview. Post continues after podcast.

Kim Kardashian’s response was one of befuddlement. “The video showed nothing new. We all knew that. I’m so confused right now,” she immediately tweeted.