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Taylor Swift Says Feud With Kim & Kanye Forced Her To 'Restructure' Her Life

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By Whitney Vasquez

Taylor Swift had to do a 180 after the backlash from her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over the rapper's song, "Famous."

The "You Need to Calm Down" singer is sharing her experience three years after the infamous spat, calling the experience "isolating" in the September issue of Vogue.

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Speaking specifically about the hashtags #TaylorSwiftIsASnake and #TaylorSwiftIsCanceled that trended after Kim released her recorded phone conversation with Kanye, Swift says she's still living with the repercussions.

"I don’t think there are that many people who can actually understand what it’s like to have millions of people hate you very loudly," she said. “When you say someone is canceled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being."

Continuing, she added, "You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up, disappear, or it could also be perceived as, Kill yourself.”

Inez & Vinoodh, Vogue

Appearing on two separate covers, the Vogue star revealed the feud made her realize her life was falling apart.

Calling the situation "humiliating," Swift said, “I realized I needed to restructure my life because it felt completely out of control."

Adding, the only way to survive the backlash was to throw her feelings into her music.

“I knew immediately I needed to make music about it because I knew it was the only way I could survive it. It was the only way I could preserve my mental health and also tell the story of what it’s like to go through something so humiliating," she told the magazine.


Swift obviously came out on top.

Following the feud, she successfully un-canceled herself when she released her smash album "Reputation."

She channeled all her energy into creating hits like “Look What You Made Me Do," which seemingly addressed her beef with the famous couple, specifically, Kim calling her a snake.

“Yeah, this is the character you created for me, let me just hide behind it,” Swift revealed of the persona Kim and her fans created. “I always used this metaphor when I was younger. I’d say that with every reinvention, I never wanted to tear down my house. ’Cause I built this house."

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Explaining further, she stated, "This house being, metaphorically, my body of work, my songwriting, my music, my catalog, my library. I just wanted to redecorate. I think a lot of people, with Reputation, would have perceived that I had torn down the house. Actually, I just built a bunker around it.”

Swift is currently gearing up for the MTV awards -- the show where Kanye stole the mic from her in 2009 -- where she will perform for the first time in four years.

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