If you’ve been on Twitter this morning, you’ve probably seen #TaylorSwiftWhatUp trending at the top or near the top. That’s how I came across this story – I had to see why everyone was hashtagging Tay-Tay this time. As it turns out, the hashtag started because Justin Bieber posted this Instagram (above). That’s Kanye West!!! Bieber and Kanye are not what I would call “friends,” but they are somewhat friendly. Kanye even said that “Where Are U Now” (Bieber’s song produced by Diplo) was his favorite song of the past few years. Oh, and Bieber has always been tight with the Kardashian-Jenner women. ALWAYS.
So, obviously, “Taylor Swift What Up” is now being interpreted as Bieber pledging allegiance to Team Kanye. I don’t know why anyone would really care, but Bieber still has a rapid fanbase and they’re loving every minute of it. I guess there’s not a lot of intersection between Bieber’s fanbase and Taylor’s fanbase either, unless there are Selena Gomez-Bieber truthers out there, perhaps. In fact, I always got the impression that Taylor just flat-out disliked Bieber because of the on-and-off drama with Selena. To Taylor, Justin Bieber is her BFF’s sketchball, douchebag ex-boyfriend who still tries to emotionally manipulate said BFF.
As always, the best part of a Taylor Swift-related “takedown” is the social media party. Assorted #TaylorSwiftWhatUp tweets:
— ㅤ (@biebersvault) August 2, 2016
— linda (@justinskendall) August 2, 2016
— Lauren (@lolslack) August 2, 2016
— Soph (@sophiabolzicco) August 2, 2016
— Bijay (@BoyBelieberMane) August 2, 2016
— We Are Southpaw (@WeAreSouthpaw) August 2, 2016
— najah (@melaninrauhl) August 2, 2016
Photos courtesy of Instagram, WENN.