Taylor Swift has delivered a show-stopping performance this year with her new "reputation Stadium Tour." This weekend she is set to perform here in Los Angeles at the Rose Bowl decked out in elaborate snake designs.
The artist took a moment to get personal with her 59,157 fans at the University of Phoenix Stadium about the symbolism behind her snake tour decor and alluded to the never-ending feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
"You might be wondering why there are so many snakes everywhere. Huh?" Swift asked the crowd in reference to the tour design. "A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. Then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media and I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn't know if I was going to get to do this anymore."
The scandal comes from the incident where Kim Kardashian posted a video of Taylor Swift giving her permission (after having public outrage) to be name-dropped in Kanye West's song, "Famous," a single off the rapper's The Life of Pablo.
The moniker "snake," in reference to Swift took off and caused deep seeded hurt for the pop singer.
Later in the speech at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Swift admitted that her tribulations helped her come to some sound advice about online bullying. "I guess this means I wanted to send a message to you guys, that if someone uses name calling to bully you on social media, and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn't have to defeat you," the 28-year-old chart-topper explained. "It can strengthen you instead and I think something that came out of it that was good is that I learned a really important lesson that I've been telling you from the stage for about 10 years, but I never had to learn it so harshly myself, and that lesson has to do with how much you value your reputation. I think the lesson is that you shouldn't care so much if you feel misunderstood by a lot of people who don't know you, as long as you feel understood by the people who do know you, the people who will show up for you, the people who see you as a human being. So thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to get to know me, for seeing me as a human being."
Check out some photos below that we captured of the Reputation Stadium Tour Rep Room below!