Taylor Swift’s recent announcement of her upcoming album Midnights on the night of this year’s MTV VMAs has Swifties convinced that she’s throwing shade at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
The 32-year-old singer-songwriter revealed during her acceptance speech when she won Video of the Year for “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” that her tenth studio album is set to be released on October 21 — which happens to be Kim’s birthday. Though new music is typically released on Fridays and October 21 falls on a Friday this year, fans think it is too much of a coincidence.
On social media, Swift described the project as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.”
Fans on Twitter pointed out the relevance of 13, noting that it’s Taylor’s favorite number and the most recent VMAs marks 13 years after the incident with Kanye interrupting her acceptance speech for Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me” in 2009.
“Taylor swift is dropping new album October 21st,” wrote one fan. “She announced the album 13 years after that VMAs accident with kan*e. do you know who was born on October 21st? Kim Kardashian. I love blondie. she’s crazy like that.”
taylor swift is dropping new album october 21st. she announced the album 13 years after that vmas accident with kan*e. do you know who was born on october 21st? kim kardashian. i love blondie. she’s crazy like that— Dom (@tumovadomi) August 29, 2022
Also noted, Swift’s August 29 announcement happens to be on the first anniversary of Kanye West’s DONDA album. “Taylor announcing TS10 on Donda’s 1 year anniversary,” said one TikToker.