The release date might be any regular Friday, but some people quickly took to Twitter to point out that the 27-year-old singer is dropping her album on what happens to be the 10th anniversary of Kanye West's mother's death. While Swift may have bad blood with the rapper, the singer's record label, Big Machine, tells ET that Swift did not intentionally plan it that way.
"It is standard practice that releases come out on Fridays and we locked in this release date based on other Universal Music Group releases," a rep for Big Machine tells ET. "There is no correlation."
Since the single was released, fans have been speculating that the track takes aim at West, latching on to certain lyrics that call out the 40-year-old rapper directly.
The opening lines, in which Swift sings, "I don’t like your little games/Don’t like your titled stage," has led some fans to draw parallels to West's Saint Pablo Tour, where he performed on an elevated stage suspended above his audience.
At the end of the song, Swift sounds as if she's recording a message onto her answering machine when she says, "I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now./ Why?/ Oh, ’cause she’s dead!"