Taylor Swift: Kim K.'s 'online hate campaign' made me feel 'lower' than ever

Getting honest. Taylor Swift reflected on her famous feud with Kim Kardashian and admitted the drama put her in a dark place.

Swift, 29, teamed up with Elle magazine to share 30 lessons she has learned over the years ahead of her 30th birthday in December 2019. One of the “Delicate” songstress’ most powerful pieces of advice? “Disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh.”

“In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously,” she wrote in the article, which was published on Wednesday, March 6. “A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life.”

The Cats actress continued: “It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it.”

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift and speaks onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift and speaks onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Kanye West and Taylor Swift attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Kanye West and Taylor Swift attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Recording Artists Taylor Swift, Kanye West and tv personality Kim Kardashian attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Video 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 Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images For MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Video 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 Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images For MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, TV personalities Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, rapper Kanye West and TV personality Kris Jenner in the audience during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
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)
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The former country artist had a giant inflatable snake named Karyn that came out onstage while she performed “Look What You Made Me Do,” a song that is thought to be about Kardashian, 38, and Kanye West, on her Reputation Stadium Tour.

“I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans,” Swift quipped. “It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with ‘lol.’”

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Taylor Swift on the cover of ELLE.Ben Hassett

Swift’s feud with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star began in July 2016 when Kardashian posted Snapchat videos of Swift chatting with West, 41, about his song “Famous,” which featured the lyrics: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.” The KKW Beauty founder also called Swift a snake on Twitter.

While the “Gorgeous” singer gave West her blessing to include her name in the tune, she later admitted she was upset by the “that bitch” line, which she said was never discussed. Swift fired back on Instagram, referencing her longstanding beef with the “Gold Digger” rapper that started when he interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Swift wrote, “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009.”

When asked about her feud with the Pennsylvania native on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in January, the Selfish author explained that she’s “over” the drama. Kardashian added, “I feel like we’ve all moved on.” The reality TV star also revealed that she’d rather be stuck in an elevator with Swift over Drake, another person she and her husband have feuded with in the past.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Taylor Swift performs during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Show Backstage -- 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: (l-r) Halsey, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson -- (Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Taylor Swift performs during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Brendon Urie (L) of Panic! at the Disco and Taylor Swift perform during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: 2019 Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: 2019 Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Taylor Swift backstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2019/FilmMagic for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: In advance of her new single 'Me!, Taylor Swift surprises fans at the new Kelsey Montague "What Lifts You Up" Mural on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Swift commissioned the mural and put clues about her upcoming new music in the piece. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: In advance of her new single 'Me!, Taylor Swift surprises fans at the new Kelsey Montague "What Lifts You Up" Mural on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Swift commissioned the mural and put clues about her upcoming new music in the piece. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift performs during the Time 100 Gala 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift performs during the TIME 100 Gala 2019 Dinner at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the Times 100 Most Influential People red carpet event on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Taylor Swift seen out and about in Manhattan on April 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Taylor Swift arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Taylor Swift arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Taylor Swift on stage at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at the Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia )
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Maren Morris (L) and Taylor Swift attend the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn seen attending the Vogue BAFTA party at Annabel's club in Mayfair on February 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by GOR/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift seen at the BAFTAs: Vogue x Tiffany Fashion & Film - afterparty at Annabel's on February 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Music Artist Taylor Swift attends InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift arrives for the Warner Bros. and In Style 20th annual post Golden Globes party at the Oasis Courtyard of the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 6, 2019. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Taylor Swift and Idris Elba speak onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Taylor Swift performs during the 2018 Ally Coalition Talent Show on December 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 21: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 21, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 21: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 21, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 20: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 20, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06: Taylor Swift performs at The Gabba on November 6, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/TAS18/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02: Taylor Swift performs at ANZ Stadium on November 02, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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