Taylor Swift stuns fans as she appears to takes aim at Kim Kardashian on surprise second album

Kim Kardashian (L) and Taylor Swift (R) (AP)
Kim Kardashian (L) and Taylor Swift (R) (AP)

Taylor Swift has appeared to have reignited her long-standing feud with reality TV star Kim Kardashian on her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department.

On Friday, the 34-year-old singer surprised fans when she released a double album, featuring 31 songs, one of which many believe is a ‘diss track’ aimed at Kardashian, 43.

The 24th track, thanK you aIMee, features capitalised letters, K, I, and M, and focuses on a seemingly fictional story of a feud that Swift had with a woman called Aimee from her hometown.

On the song, Swift sings: “There's a bronze spray-tanned statue of you and a plaque underneath it/That threatens to push me down the stairs, at our school.”

She then belts on the post-chorus: “Everyone knows that my mother is a saintly woman, but she used to say she wished that you were dead, I pushed each boulder up the hill, your words are still just ringing in my head.”

Before adding: “And maybe you've reframed it, and in your mind you never beat my spirit black and blue, I don't think you've changed much.”

Swift then goes on to add: “And one day, your kid comes home singin' a song that only us two is gonna know is about you” which many have speculated is about Kardashian’s eldest daughter North West, 10, who previously uploaded a TikTok of herself dancing to the artist’s song, Shake It Off.

Fans rushed to social media and shared their thoughts on X, formerly Twitter, about the track, with one fan penning: “The ultimate f**k you”.

“OMFG thanK you aIMee is about Kim Kardashian,” another commented. “This album is SO unhinged.”

“Not a song about a school bully being called thanK you aIMEE... KIM,” a third shared.

A fourth posted: “Remember when we thought The Tortured Poets Department was a Joe Alwyn breakup album and then Taylor Swift took out Matt Healy and Kim Kardashian too?”

“Has anyone checked on Kim Kardashian after Taylor Swift just handed her her a** on a silver platter,” a fan quipped.

The Standard has gone to Kim Kardashian’s rep for comment.

Kardashian pictured with Kanye West in 2020 (PA Archive)
Kardashian pictured with Kanye West in 2020 (PA Archive)

Bad blood between the two has been well-documented, beginning after Kardashians’ ex Kanye West famously interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs to suggest Beyoncé should have won Video of the Year instead.

While they had seemingly buried the hatchet by the mid-2010s, things soured again after West referenced Swift on his 2016 single Famous, which featured the lyrics: “For all my Southside n***as that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b***h famous.”

He, along with Kardashian, were caught in a war of words with Swift over whether she had approved the lyric before the song was released.

Swift insisted that she had not, issuing a statement saying she would “like to be excluded from this narrative”.