Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian: The Complete Timeline of Their Rollercoaster
Chrissy Teigen may just be a prophet, because shortly after tensions reignited between Taylor Swift and Kanye West, Teigen proclaimed, "It's not over. This is going to go on. This is being waged."
And waged it has -- especially after Kim Kardashian West inserted herself in the fray and Taylor released Reputation.
So, how did this feud-turned-friendship-turned-feud-turned-???-TBD-we'll-have-to-wait-and-see come to be? Here's a look back at Taylor and Kanye's rather...complicated relationship.
Sept. 19, 2009: "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you. I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!" It's one of the most infamous moments in pop culture history: Taylor won the Best Female Video Award for "You Belong With Me" at the MTV Video Music Awards and Kanye crashed the stage to support Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)."
Beyoncé brought Taylor back up to formally accept her award and, afterward, Taylor said backstage, "I don't want to start anything."
This video is a zeitgeist relic -- an uncomfortable, uncomfortable relic:
Feb. 8, 2015: Still, time heals all wounds -- or whatever -- because by the time the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards rolled around, Kanye and Taylor had seemingly made nice, smiling and posing for pictures together. If the "New Slaves" rapper is to be believed, Taylor even suggested he rush the stage again after Beck beat Beyoncé for Album of the Year -- which Kanye kind of did anyway.
"Taylor Swift came up to me right afterwards, literally right afterwards, and tells me that I should've went onstage," he claimed on Ryan Seacrest's radio show. "So, this is the irony of my life."
"She wants to get in the studio and we're definitely going to go in," he said, before adding, "Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I'm down to get in the studio and work. I don't discriminate."
Feb. 25, 2015: Ye and the 1989 songstress continued their reconciliation at the Brit Awards and Kim more than happily provided the receipts on Instagram. But the Brit Awards were actually more about Taylor and Kim bonding, with Taylor bestowing some of her signature awards show dance moves upon Kim during Kanye's "All Day" performance.
Note: After these two reignited their feud, Taylor didn't immediately take down the Instagram photo -- perhaps because it was her most-liked picture at the time.
Feb. 11, 2016: After all that hard work and mutual respect and saying really nice things about Taylor's music and what she's accomplished, Kanye had to ruin it with one line on The Life of Pablo song "Famous."
"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**ch famous," he raps.
Shortly afterwards, Kanye posted a not-so-cryptic tweet, complaining, "I made Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne in one year and wasn't nominated for either and you know who has two Albums of the Year."
June 24, 2016: If Taylor wasn't happy with Kanye's "Famous" song, she certainly wasn't pleased with the video, which featured Kanye in bed with lifelike -- and completely naked -- wax figures of celebs like Kim, Rihanna, Caitlyn Jenner, President Donald Trump and Taylor.
July 2016: The he-said, she-said turned into a she-said, he-said, she-said when Kim got involved, telling GQ that the "Blank Space" singer "totally approved" of the "Famous" lyric during a phone call with Kanye -- and revealed that the conversation had been recorded.
Taylor's publicist once again denied it. "Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West,” the statement read, rebuffing claims that Taylor approved the song.
"Kim Kardashian's claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true," her rep continued, "and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone."
Nov. 10, 2017: Taylor Releases Reputation: The album's debut single, "Look What You Made Me Do," and its accompanying music video fired shots at both Kim and Kanye, with Taylor straight up saying she doesn't like the rapper's "tilted stage." Fans theorized other references included the use of snakes (in case you forgot, Kimye fans flooded her social media feeds with snake emojis following the release of that "Famous" phone call) and believed the scene with her lying in a tub full of diamonds could be a reference to Kim's robbery in Paris, France, last year.
Also on the track "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things," Taylor goes full-on savage mode, calling out someone in her life for being "so shady."
"It was so nice being friends again / where I was giving you a second chance / but you stabbed me in the back while shaking my hand," she croons.
Taylor's lyrics at 1:20 in the song further seem to not-so-subtly address how she felt about that fiasco when Kim leaked an alleged phone conversation between her and Kanye. "And therein lies the issue / friends don't try to trick you / get you on the phone and mind twist you," she sings.
And so it continues...
Here's a closer look at Taylor's Reputation: