Taylor Swift responds to Kim Kardashian’s recent comments with a firm but polite message: ‘I don’t have time for petty drama, but I think you could use a lesson in kindness and respect.’ Swift’s statement is a clear indication that she’s not going to engage in any back-and-forth with Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian addressed a series of rumours about herself during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (22 April).


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It was the reality star’s first interview since the release of Taylor Swift’s song “thanK you aIMee,” which makes several references to the reality star.

Host Kimmel, 56, did not ask Kardashian, 43, about Swift’s song.

Instead, he asked her to respond to a series of online rumours about herself.

Kardashian, who opened the interview by saying “life is good”, claimed that it is true that she sleeps with her eyes slightly open. She said she knows this because “my sisters have taken videos and pictures” of it.

“Yes, that’s true, and I hate the feeling,” she said, adding, “I just can’t see it being done, or I can’t hear it and I can’t feel it. The cardboard getting moved off of the cup is like nails on a chalkboard to me.”

Kardashian and Swift’s relationship has been the subject of much speculation since the release of “thanK you aIMee”, which is capitalised in order to highlight the letters in Kardashian’s first name.

The pair’s long-term feud began when the reality star’s then-boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, famously stormed the stage at the VMAs when Swift won the prize for Best Female Video in 2009. West declared that Beyonce deserved the award for “Single Ladies”.

Then, in 2016, West released his song “Famous”, which featured the lyrics: “I feel like me and Taylor Swift might still have sex/ Why? I made that b**** famous.”

West and Kardashian leaked a phone call that appeared to show Swift approving to have her name used in the song, which is something the “Cardigan” singer denied.

Swift’s team immediately denied the claims in a statement, claiming that West hadn’t run the lyrics past Taylor, but had instead asked her to promote the song: “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.’”

This led many to brand Swift as a “snake” and this backlash led to the pop star taking a hiatus from the public eye.v

“My career was taken away from me,” Swift told Time in an interview for her Person of the Year 2023 award.

“You have a fully manufactured frame job, in an illegally recorded phone call, which Kim Kardashian edited and then put out to say to everyone that I was a liar. That took me down psychologically to a place I’ve never been before.