Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Includes a Fiery Kanye West Feud Anthem

Ruben Ruiz
November 11, 2017

When she dropped her third single, "Gorgeous," several weeks ahead of the album's Friday release, most people had one question: Who the heck is that baby who heads up the track? Swift steers clear of Katy Perry and squad drama and bashing her exes, keeping her apologies short, and list of enemies shorter. So what happens when Swift writes an album about a person she's still into? Reportedly 800,000 fans tried to download Reputation in the first six minutes it was released, slowing down the app store and making it hard for some to listen to her new songs.

Her album before this, 1989, was released in 2014 and had its own share of problems with iTunes. Zachary Jaydon, the Founder and CEO of PopWrapped, tweeted last night that "Apple is now trying to push out Taylor Swift's album to more than 800,000 people on iTunes, I have confirmed, causing their servers to badly lag".

Swift's long-anticipated sixth album, Reputation (*** out of four stars), chronicles the most turbulent year and a half of the singer's life, consisting of squads, suitors and one Earth-shattering personal drama - her public spat with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian - that resulted in Swift all-but-disappearing from public life.

The album cover for "Reputation".

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Even the low sales prediction of 1.3 million is more than any artist has sold in recent years except Adele (whose 2015 album "25" moved a record-breaking 3.4 million units in its first week and withheld the album from them for some seven months) and Swift herself. "It was so nice being friends again/There I was giving you a second chance/But then you stabbed my back while shaking my hand", she sings.

Yet, there's a key difference between Swift clowning West on Nice Things and her messaging on Look What You Made Me Do, which saw the singer regressing to the "playing the victim" role she's been criticized for throughout her career.

Swift may not want fans to linger on the gossip behind her songs, but when it's as wonderfully told as Getaway Car, honestly, who can blame them?

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