Taylor Swift Uses Tour Opener to Address the Kim Kardashian Snake Emoji Situation

Taylor Swift kicked off her Reputation Tour Tuesday night in Glendale, Arizona, and besides sparkly costumes and pop hits, the singer appeared to call out Kim Kardashian

Speaking to the audience about what she called a “low time” in her life, Swift said: “A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people called me a lot of names on social media. And I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was gonna get to do this anymore.” 

Kanye West's 2016 Life of Pablo song “Famous” ignited that round of snake-branding. Swift criticized the track for the lyric “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous,” but Mrs. Kardashian-West would later hop on Snapchat to share a phone call between West and Swift where Swift sounded cool with the song. Swift contended it was the word “bitch” that bothered her, and that it was never mentioned on the call. The Snapchat exposure went down on National Snake Day, July 16; after Kim pointed this out, her fans rushed to fill Taylor's Instagram comments with snake emojis.

“I guess the snakes…I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name-calling to bully you on social media and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to beat you. It can strengthen you instead,” Swift told her Reputation Tour attendees.

It looks like Swift is flipping the whole snake thing on its head in her show, with giant serpents appearing in her stage setup. Also making an appearance, via onscreen interlude, is comedian Tiffany Haddish, who delivers the line: “Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Because she's dead” during “Look What You Made Me Do,” Billboard reports. Watch the clip below.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Says Willow’s First Introduction to Sex Was Walking in on Her and Will

Jada Pinkett Smith got quite a surprise when her daughter, Willow, told her mom how she first encountered sex.

“[Willow] shocked me when I said, 'Well, what was your first introduction to sex?'” recalled Pinkett Smith to Entertainment Tonight. Willow's answer? “Walking in on you and Daddy.” Well, that's awkward.

“I was like, 'When did that happen?!' Because I had no idea,” said Pinkett Smith. “She was like, 'Oh yeah, because I just knew that it was private time, and I wasn't supposed to be there.' I was like, 'What did you see?…Oh my god, I need to get this child some therapy.”

But Pinkett Smith didn't just stop by ET to talk sex. She's in the midst of promoting her talk show, Red Table Talk, which she'll be co-hosting with her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and Willow. The show is billed as “three generations of women [who] open their home for a series of candid conversations with family and friends.” Tiffany Haddish, Will Smith's first wife, Sheree Zampino, Will Smith, and Gabrielle Union are just some of the slated guests.

“Will and I actually are going to have a very interesting conversation about transforming a marriage into a life partnership,” revealed Pinkett Smith. “It's going to be a really powerful discussion.”

Smith has also discussed the series on his Instagram. But he wasn't talking about the episode he appears on. “If your Wife sits down to talk to your Ex-Wife in a forest and you’re not there… are you still in trouble? :-)” read a caption for his post.

Red Table Talk premieres on May 7 on Facebook Watch. Follow the series here.

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Listen to Chika Go in on Kanye With a Freestyle Over “Jesus Walks”

A Brooklyn-based rapper posted an anti-Kanye freestyle as a response to all the recent controversy surrounding his Twitter implosion and praise for the racist Donald Trump, and the freestyle has gone viral.

Since 21-year-old Chika posted the minute-long freestyle to Twitter on Thursday, the clip has now garnered over 5 million views. “A letter to Kanye Omari West. Over his own beat,” she wrote, followed by a vomiting emoji. The beat she chose to spit over was from Kanye’s 2004 song “Jesus Walks.”

Even Ice-T and Jamie Foxx gave Chika props for her freestyle. Ice-T quote-tweeted her freestyle, writing, “You gotta follow this artist. She just blew my mind! 💥💥💥💥💥💥.”

And on Instagram, Foxx responded to her post of the freestyle, writing, “Geezus,” followed by three flame emojis and two fox emojis.

Jamie Foxx commenting on Instagram
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Check out the freestyle above.
 

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Tiffany Haddish Turned Down a ‘Get Out’ Audition: ‘I Don’t Need No Extra Demon Curses’

After Tiffany Haddish appeared in Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's comedy Keanu, Peele asked her to audition for another little project he was working on—Get Out.

But Haddish wasn't having it. While on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Haddish explained why she doesn't “do scary movies.”

“I don't do that. That's demonized kind of stuff,” she recalled telling Peele at the time. But when Peele explained it wouldn't have demons, Haddish had other thoughts on the Academy Award–winning film's plot. “That's the white man trying to take people's souls out their body and opening up brains. That sounds like some demon stuff to me,” she said. But she did tell Peele that she'd watch it…”in the daytime.”

In the interview, Meyers went on to say how working behind-the-scenes of a horror film might be better than watching it. But Haddish heard the tales of The Exorcist, or as she calls it “one of them white scary movies,” where the set was allegedly cursed.

“I don't want to get in no curses. People already curse me out enough as it is, I don't need no extra demon curses,” she said.

It seems to have worked out for Haddish though, as she's been prospering in the industry with a stacked set of projects underway including the TBS series The Last O.G. with Tracy Morgan, which just broke records for the network. Although she might have gained the wrath of Beyoncé (or at least the Bey Hive) for dishing on an incident where an yet-to-be-named actress bit Beyonce on the face.

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Tiffany Haddish Says a Man Died After She Gave Him ‘Booty Action’ on the Dance Floor

Tiffany Haddish can make people laugh until they cry, but at least one time she might have made a man dance until he died.

While on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Haddish explained that before she was on her way to becoming a comedic legend, Haddish worked as an “energy producer” at bat mitzvahs where she was tasked with getting “the party hype.” During this time she would tell jokes, emcee, and even coordinate choreographed routines.

But in one instance, she grabbed an “older gentleman,” who Haddish guesses was in his '80s, to shake a leg.

“I got up and said, 'Come on, grandpa. Let's dance,” and I grabbed him by his tie and we was dancing and stuff and having a good time. And then I decided to turn it around on him and drop it like its hot, give him that booty action.” But when the faces around her shifted from happy to grave, that's when Haddish looked behind her to see that the “older gentleman” was no longer behind her but lying on his back on the floor.

“They ended up taking him to the hospital, and he passed away,” Haddish said. “I didn’t want to dance no more. I felt like this ass is deadly. You know like my moves are killer, I got killer moves. I didn’t dance for months.”

But that all changed when the man's daughter reached out to thank her and say that was the “happiest they'd seen him.” Their check and tip didn't hurt either.

While on the show, Fallon also congratulated Haddish on breaking three TBS premiere records with The Last O.G. “My goal in life is to make history. You know I always wanted to be the first black woman to do something. I'm killin' it.”

Along with The Last O.G.'s record-breaking stat, Haddish was the first black female comedian to host Saturday Night Live and is slated to be the first black woman to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Bucket list, checked.

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