Taylor Swift Reveals She Felt 'Lower Than Ever' After Kim Kardashian's Snake Emoji 'Hate Campaign'

Taylor Swift is speaking out about her snake emoji-filled drama with Kim Kardashian.

Swift, 29, penned an essay for Elle magazine’s April cover story, published on Wednesday, and wrote a list of the 30 things she’s learned before she turns 30 in December of this year.

No. 27 on the list referenced Kardashian’s actions in 2016, when the reality star, 38, posted snake emojis in reference to Swift after claiming that Swift had lied about not approving Kanye West‘s “Famous” lyrics about her.

After Kardashian used the emoji to defend her husband, online trolls flooded the comments of Swift’s social media accounts with snake images.

“I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh,” Swift wrote in Elle. “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.”

Swift wrote that the “hate campaign” left her feeling “lower than I’ve ever felt in my life,” but added that she took control of the bullying when she brought a 63-foot cobra named Karyn on her Reputation Tour in 2018.

“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,” Swift said. “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,” Swift continued, “but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it.”

In July 2016, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star branded Swift a “snake” and posted videos on her Snapchat of a private phone call between Swift and West, as proof that Swift had approved of his “Famous” lyrics about her after Swift had claimed that she hadn’t.

However, Swift then hit back on Instagram, reiterating that West, 41, had never told her he was going to call her “that b—” in the song.

“You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that b—’ in front of the entire world,” she wrote. “He promised to play the song for me, but he never did.”

Though the entertainers were never heard discussing the specific lyric “Why? I made that b— famous” — which Swift has consistently said is what upset her — the singer received a flood of backlash from fans calling her a liar.

Following the 2016 drama, the Grammy winner embraced the snake during her Reputation era, using snake imagery on her tour sets and merchandise.

In January, Kardashian told host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she was “over” the feud between her and Swift.

“Kim, you and Taylor Swift — still a beef with Taylor after all that went down?” Cohen.

“Over it,” said Kardashian, adding, “I feel like we’d all moved on.”

Swift — who will appear in the upcoming film adaption of Cats — has been causing a stir recently among her fans, who have been have been running wild with theories that she is gearing up to release new music.

The singer poked fun at the notions last week. Posting a photo of her cat Olivia staring open-mouthed, the popstar captioned it, “She just read all the theories.”

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