When you can't get justice through the law, sometimes you have to pick up your own pitchforks and light the torches. That's the message behind Taylor Swift's "Vigilante Shit" from her latest album Midnights, which was released on Oct. 21, 2022. The eighth track on the LP is all about revenge and getting even. The lyrics tell the story of two women who go after a man who betrayed them both.
The track sounds a lot like hip-hop Taylor, complete with a Benz mention and bassy trap beat. It also has a message of female empowerment. It encourages women to stand up for themselves and not let people take advantage of them. This is especially important for women in the workplace, where they're often undervalued and discriminated against.
Many fans believe the song is about Taylor's feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. It could be a dig at the controversial rapper, who recently made headlines for his tweets regarding white supremacy. It could also be about Kardashian, who has been a vocal supporter of the MeToo movement.
Others think Taylor is taking shots at her ex-manager Scooter Braun with the lyrics. He and his wife Yael Cohen divorced in 2021 after he was accused of cheating on her with Real Housewives star Erika Jayne. The lyrical references in the song suggest that Taylor is helping her enemy's ex-wife get revenge on him. Considering the feud between Braun and Swift, this theory seems very plausible.