Taylor Swift will give foe Kim Kardashian the ultimate birthday gift: her 10th studio album.
Following a headline-making teaser announcement at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, the “Style” singer revealed she will release a new album called “Midnights” on Oct. 21, which is no ordinary Friday.
The date — perhaps coincidentally, though Swifties know the pop star makes every decision intentionally — is the “Kardashians” star’s birthday.
Swifties, casual fans and mere gossip mongers flooded Twitter with theories that the “All Too Well” performer was shading Kardashian, with whom she has been feuding since 2016 after the reality star, 41, leaked a phone call in which Swift, 32, gave Kanye West permission to use the lyric “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
“Taylor Swift announcing a new album on the 13th anniversary of the Kanye West VMA s–tshow, 5 years after the premier of LWYMMD at the VMAs, which will drop on Kim Kardashian’s birthday is ICON behaviour. #MeetMeAtMidnight,” tweeted one fan, referencing West, 45, interrupting Swift’s speech at the 2009 awards show.
“taylor swift new album drops same day as kim kardashian’s birthday, she announced it at the VMAs 13 years after the kanye’s incident AND the same date carly rae jepsen’s drops her new album, who’s managed by scooter braun,” another fan wrote, referring to Swift’s feud with music manager Braun.
“taylor swift is dropping new album october 21st. she announced the album 13 years after that vmas accident with kan*e. do you know who was born on october 21st? kim kardashian. i love blondie. she’s crazy like that,” tweeted another.
Swift responded to Kardashian’s bombshell Snapchat leak with a statement that described the move as “character assassination,” saying she had been “falsely painted as a liar” because the clips shared suggested she approved all the lyrics.
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song? It doesn’t exist because it never happened,” she fumed. “I wanted to believe Kanye when he told me that I would love the song. I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did.”