Taylor Swift – 1, Kimye – 0

As if by cosmic fate, the lords of the internet have, through mysterious origins, answered our prayers and delivered a video that will take us through another day of bed sitting and not showering.

The news abuzz is this — a full length video of the conversation between Kayne West, Kim K, and Taylor Swift has surfaced. If this doesn’t ring the bell in hell just yet let us jog your drama-repository memory. After the 2016-hit song ‘Famous’ came out that had the lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous,” the saga began where Taylor objected to being called “that bitch” and also being implicated in Kanye’s weird fetish for people he doesn’t actually like. Which then gave birth to a video posted by Kim K of a phone conversation where it seems that Taylor was well aware of the song and the intent. Which then gave birth to a global point-and-shame-at-Taylor phenomenon. And that, kids, is how, your snake emojis met the world.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 30: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been altered using digital filters.) Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Vanguard Award from recording artist Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images)

Now the newly surfaced video, whose authenticity is widely accepted as is, shows that Taylor was actually the opposite of aware, comfortable, or on board with the whole thing. Firstly, it’s clear that Kanye never ran the use of “that bitch” past Taylor and we even hear Kanye request Taylor to release his video on her personal Twitter account.

The response to this from Swift is very perceptible discomfort. What we finally find here in this sludge of celebrities having no moral compass is a woman who feels powerless in the shadow of a man who keeps trying to barge into her life periodically and shape her narrative at his obnoxious whim.

It is clear to see that this powerlessness is what gives birth to the ‘Reputation’ tour as well as ‘The Man’. The angst is palpable as is the discomfort in the phone call.

TayTay, you have us on your team, finally, after all.

Childish Gambino Goes Digital With His Latest Album

Childish Gambino made headlines when he released his latest untitled album, which was also taken off the internet the very same day. But this time he dropped the entire album titled “3.15.20” on the website DonlandGroverPresents.com.

The website initially featured a four-panel comic strip depicting a world in chaos. However, in the recent release of the album this four panel artwork seems to be left out, in place of which is a handwritten note in a text book. The note says “I met with an oracle on a friend’s recommendation
She cleansed me and told me three things:

Someone would die
I had a star on my head
Stay close to God

Then someone died. And my vision cleared. But I could not touch them. I felt on my own. Which had, before, always been enough.

I met w/ the oracle again in a different form. She asked me “How long do u think people wait?”

“As long as they need to?”

“They’re not going to wait forever.”

At the dining room table after lunch, my oldest asked “What are you looking for?” As I stared at the mountain made for someone else.

I told my brother the dream where I asked Prince to see my father and Prince said he was “fine.”

I told my brother the dream where all the people screamed and clawed at each other in the street. And I knew of secret entry into a safe haven, but could not remember where or why it was.

I told my love the dream where my father held our unborn son, hiding underground as I prepared for a fight I knew I would lose. And how I woke up sobbing. And how I felt deep shame and wanted to join where I imagined he was…”

The album boasts 12 tracks featuring collaborations with Ariana Grande, 21 Savage and Khadja Bonet. All the tracks on the album are identified with time stamps instead of titles, with the exception of previously released “Time” and “Algorythm”.

The album can be streamed online as well as on his website which boasts two moods of playing. The first format is a ‘continuous play’ under the name Donald Grover Presents and a second track by track format which is under his alias Childish Gambino. Donald said that this was for fans to enjoy a “communal vibe” and listen together, as the current situation of quarantine have left people craving for more social settings that ever.

This would be the fourth album under his alias which is also a disturbing to fans as he had previously announced the termination of the alias after his fourth album. Well at least he has promised to continue making music under his name Dolaand Groover. Kudos to Groover for dropping this dope surprise when we need it the most!