No, no, no… this cannot be intentional… right? Unfortunately, it turns out that Taylor Swift’s album release date is exactly ten years — to the date — of the death of Kanye West’s mother, Donda West.
It was nearly ten years ago today that Kanye West’s mother died unexpectedly. On November 10th, 2007, Donda West succumbed to issues related to a horrifying plastic surgery accident. It was a development that devastated the rapper and greatly impacted his music.
Eerily, Taylor Swift’s upcoming album, Reputation, is dropping on November 10th, 2017. That’s 10 years — to the date.
The release date connection was first discovered this morning after Swift debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Look What You Made Me Do.’ TMZ first spotted the connection; understandably, Swift’s label quickly disavowed any intentional connection.
Frankly, we can’t imagine that this was scheduled intentionally. It’s too damn dark and evil. But the coincidence is difficult to ignore, especially considering the long-running feud between Swift and West. Indeed, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is largely viewed as a direct counter-attack against Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, starting with the opening lyric.
“I don’t like your little games
Don’t like your tilted stage
The role you make me play
No, I don’t like you.”
That ’tilted stage’ may be a reference to Kanye’s suspended stage innovation. During his recent tour, Kanye hovered over the crowd on a metal platform that hung from the ceiling.
West intensified his beef with Taylor Swift after releasing a lyric on his latest album, The Life of Pablo. In a classically boastful and hyperbolic line, West claimed that he made Swift famous. He also bragged that he might sleep with the singer.
“For all my Southside n—gas that know me best
I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
Why? I made that bitch famous (Goddamn)
I made that bitch famous”
Swift initially blasted back against West for that lyric, hands wringing with outrage. But in video footage subsequently released by West, it was revealed that Swift actually authorized its use. In fact, Kanye further claimed that Taylor Swift came up with the idea.
All of which outed Swift’s outrage as a mere concocted charade.
Fast-forward to the present, and it’s hard to believe that ‘Reputation’ could possibly be timed as evil retaliation. But the dates do line up…