What is the real meaning of Taylor Swift’s “Vigilante S***”? Here’s what we think

Taylor Swift has long ruled the internet, wreaking havoc with every tweet… it’s only fitting that her latest album features a track called “Vigilante Sh*t.” The song’s announcement came on the second night of her TikTok series, Midnights Mayhem With Me, and the title alone had fans reeling. “The track contains a swear word,” commented one fan in all caps. “Oh my god, I love this new Taylor era.”

Her penchant for four-letter words, however, is far from the most shocking thing to emerge from this new album. As the clock struck midnight and the full song was revealed, fans tweeted in disbelief. “Is ‘Vigilante Sh*t’ about Kim Kardashian or am I tripping???” one wrote.

It wouldn’t be the first time the beauty mogul has appeared in Swift’s clever lyrics. Unlike “Reputation,” however, “Vigilante Sh*t” appears to be on Kardashian’s side. Is there a peace offering hidden in the pop anthem?

Vigilante Sh*t could target Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband

Kim Kardashian and Kanye “Ye” West’s split played out like a soap opera … and Taylor Swift just wrote the theme song. In less than three minutes, “Vigilante Sh*t” sets fire to the feud between Swift, Kardashian and West that has been brewing for over a decade.

As People recaps, Ye and Swift have been feuding since 2009. During her marriage to the rapper, Kardashian naturally took his side. Now, however, Swift seems almost to hint that she played a role in the divorce and hooked up with the beauty mogul. Back in February 2022, The US Sun spotted Kardashian exiting a building with a Manila envelope shortly after Ye made false kidnapping claims against her.

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“She needed hard proof, so I gave her some,” Swift sings, per Genius. “She had the envelope, where do you think she got it from?” She goes on to taunt Ye with the very issues he’s been so vocal about lately: “She gets the house, she gets the kids, she gets the pride.” As a final blow, she says, “Face it present me as thieves with your ex-wife.” Swift is known for her hidden meanings, but this one seems pretty straightforward. Did we mention it fell on Kardashian’s birthday? It could all be coincidence…but that’s not Swift’s signature style.