Last Friday (24 July), Swift released her eighth LP Folklore - a 16-track album that arrived within 24 hours of Swift announcing it.
Following its release, fans of Swift have speculated that her "peace" track features a Kanye West diss. Swift sings, "But there's robbers to the east / Clowns to the West / I'd give you my sunshine / Give you my best."
The official lyric video shows "east" in lowercase letters, while "West" includes a capital "W", and many fans think it's Swift having a dig at Kanye West.
I'm so sorry but I think I couldn't ignore how Miss Taylor Swift roasted Kanye West, Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun with a peaceful and calming song.— Evey Azaleiel | #folklore (@ElaSwiftella) July 25, 2020
“But there's robbers to the east
Clowns to the West.”
Song title: peace
Stream #folklore now for peace of mind!!! pic.twitter.com/Qf0YuPoVMz
nobody:— Jolie Rowland (@jolie_rowland) July 26, 2020
me: in Peace, Taylor Swift capitalized West but not east. She called Kanye a clown.
Swift and West's feud has been ongoing since 2009. Back in March, Swift responded to an extended leak of the phone call with Kanye and their discussion about his "Famous" track. She wrote that the original clip of the call was "edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family, and fans through hell for four years)..."