Kim Kardashian and North West shared a video dancing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off,’ despite the singer’s feud with Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and her 9-year-old daughter, North West, posted a new video on Thursday lip-synching and dancing to Taylor Swift’s hit song “Shake It Off.”
The lighthearted clip, shared using their joint TikTok account @kimandnorth, surprised fans due to the Kardashian family’s fraught history with Swift.
Ye, Kardashian’s ex-husband and the father of her four children, is a longtime rival of the “Midnights” songstress — stemming from an incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when Ye went onstage and insisted that Swift didn’t deserve her award for best female video.
In 2016, Ye name-dropped Swift in his single “Famous,” bragging that he “might still have sex” with the singer. Swift publicly objected to the following line, “I made that bitch famous,” and criticized the song’s “strong misogynistic message.”
Kardashian had her own falling out with Swift shortly after, when she released video clips of a phone call between the two musicians, filmed without Swift’s knowledge.
Years later, the full phone call leaked, revealing that West never told Swift about the specific line, “I made that bitch famous.” In fact, at one point during their phone call, Swift tells West that she would feel uncomfortable if he called her a “bitch” in the song.
The clips seemed to confirm that Swift had given permission for Ye to release “Famous,” which cast Swift as a liar in the public eye.
Although Swift has rarely addressed her feud with Ye, some fans believe songs like 2017’s “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and 2020’s “Mad Woman” contain references to the rapper.
More recently, Ye has received backlash for parroting dangerous conspiracy theories, anti-Black rhetoric, and antisemitism, including explicit praise for Adolf Hitler.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Ye in 2021, which was finalized in November 2022.
The 42-year-old reality star recently said she’s “holding on by a thread” to keep her kids from knowing what’s going on “in the outside world,” presumably referring to their father’s inflammatory comments.
“If they don’t know things that are being said, or what’s happening in the world, why would I ever bring that energy to them?” Kardashian told radio host Angie Martinez. “That’s like real heavy, heavy grown-up shit that they’re not ready to like, deal with, you know? And when they are, we’ll have those conversations, and I’ll be so prepared. But until then, I’ll do anything to keep their life as normal as possible.”