The “Delicate” singer is featured on April’s cover of Elle Magazine, and opened up to them one of 30 lessons she has learned in 30 years.
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Ahead of her 30th birthday, Taylor Swift is sharing 30 things she learned before turning 30. “I’ve come to a realization that I need to be able to forgive myself for making the wrong choice, trusting the wrong person, or figuratively falling on my face in front of everyone,” she writes. “Step into the daylight and let it go.” Link in bio for the full essay penned by ELLE’s April cover star. ELLE April 2019: Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia Creative director: #stephengan Cover star: @taylorswift Photographer: @benhassett Stylist: @paulcavaco Wearing: @burberry Hair: @sergenormant Makeup: @francelledaly, @lovecraftbeauty Nails: Denise Bourne, @deborahlippmann Producer: Kristen Terry, @roscoproduction
She didn’t hold back alluding to the time Kim Kardashian openly called her a “snake” on social media. Of that moment Swift admitted that the “online hate campaign” that followed threw her into the lowest point in her life.
Swift, 29, however, soon made a joke out of the whole thing by having a large inflatable snake as a part of her “Reputation” tour last year.
“I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh,” Swift wrote. “In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life.”
“But I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans,” she continued. “It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with ‘lol.’ 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.”
“Being sweet to everyone all the time can get you into a lot of trouble. While it may be born from having been raised to be a polite young lady, this can contribute to some of your life’s worst regrets if someone takes advantage of this trait in you,” she also wrote. “Grow a backbone, trust your gut, and know when to strike back. Be like a snake—only bite if someone steps on you.”
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“Invoking racism and provoking fear through thinly veiled messaging is not what I want from our leaders, and I realized that it actually is my responsibility to use my influence against that disgusting rhetoric,” #TaylorSwift writes for ELLE’s April issue. “I’m going to do more to help. We have a big race coming up next year.” Link in bio to read the full essay. ELLE April 2019: Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia Cover star: @taylorswift Photographer: @benhassett Stylist: @paulcavaco Wearing: @gucci Hair: @sergenormant Makeup: @francelledaly, @lovecraftbeauty Nails: Denise Bourne, @deborahlippmann Producer: Kristen Terry, @roscoproduction
Incase you forgot the Kim drama stems from her husband Kanye West’s history with Swift.
Their now legendary feud began when Kanye interrupted Swift’s speech for Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards.
They seemingly buried the hatchet and conspired on lyrics to West’s song “Famous.
But West rapping “I made that bitch famous” in the final version of the song allegedly caught Swift by surprise — she says she never agreed to be referred to in such a derogatory manner.
West soon released the video for the song, which included a likeness of Taylor’s nude body, before Kim shared audio of West and Swift’s phone conversations about the track on Snapchat.
Though the calls confirmed they spoke about the lyrics, there’s never any mention of him referring to her as the ‘b-word.’
Swift shot back with tracks on her next album, “Reputation,” with “LWYMMD” and “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.”