Taylor Swift Gave a Subtle Nod to Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry on Instagram

Taylor Swift posted an Instagram photo from quarantine Thursday—and fans think there's a reference to both Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry in there.

los angeles, ca august 30 taylor swift and kim kardashian west attend the 2015 mtv video music awards at microsoft theater on august 30, 2015 in los angeles, california photo by kevin mazurmtv1415wireimage
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/MTV1415)

Here's the deal: Taylor Swift does not simply post on Instagram (opens in new tab). She posts on Instagram, with each image, caption, and timestamp containing clues to be carefully dissected by a legion of Swifties. And her latest update, a photo of herself drinking a glass of wine with the caption "biiig isolation," is no exception!

"biiig isolation," of course, is a reference to the lyric "big reputation" from "End Game," a track on her 2017 album Reputation. You'll also note the snake emojis, a symbol Swift embraced after Kim Kardashian, and a subsequent legion of social media users, branded her a snake during the feud over Kanye West's "Famous" lyrics.

But this is not just a Kim Kardashian reference, Swifties have deduced! As ET Online reports (opens in new tab), fans noticed her daisy print sweater (an old, and sadly sold out, Free People design, according to @taylorswiftstyled (opens in new tab)) and quickly connected it to Katy Perry's tweet on the same day. Perry announced the name of her new single, to be released next week: "Daisies." And, you'll note, the S's in the cover art are elongated, looking ever so slightly like...snakes. 

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Does this mean "Daisies" is a Perry-Swift collaboration, the ultimate act of reconciliation? Is Swift just backing her friend turned enemy turned friend again (opens in new tab)? Did she just put a nice sweater on and post it on Instagram and accidentally unleash a whole conspiracy theory? Guess we'll find out next week!

By the way, if you're uninterested in any and all Swift theories and just clicked because of her cute outfit, I've got you covered. While the sweater is sold out, the extremely comfy-looking pants are not. Shop below:

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Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.