On Tuesday, Taylor Swift kicked off her international tour, “Reputation”. And true to its name, Swift took the opportunity to address her own reputation. The superstar didn’t shy from talking about online bullying and celebrity fights she’s experienced either. Here’s what Swift had to say.

Do you remember the feud between Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift. It seems that West included Swift in the lyrics of his song, “Famous”. Swift denied knowing about it. But Kardashian stepped in with a recorded voice call of Swift talking to her husband, West, agreeing to the lyric.

Needless to say, there was drama, and Swift earned the title, “Snake” because of it. Swift confided to her fans on Tuesday that “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.”

But that hasn’t slowed Swift down. In fact, snakes are a dominating theme in her Reputation tour.

Swift went on to explain to her fans, “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 head to learn it so harshly myself. And that lesson has to do with how much you value your reputation.”

Reputation is sort of a huge concept when it comes to someone who has far-reaching celebrity status like Swift. However, after coming out of online bullying and celeb right fights, Swift seems to have learned that many people will misunderstand you and that’s okay.

What’s more important to Swift is that the people that do know her, “show up” and “see [me] as a human being.”

Yale University is now the focus on yet another incident where people of color are the target of minor complaints and police involvement. Many people will remember the Starbucks incident, in which two men of color were arrested. Then, over the weekend, three women of color were suspected for burglary after leaving their Airbnb in California. Now, in this string of events, a Yale student faces police for sleeping in her dorm’s common area.

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