A huge “RIP Taylor Swift” mural has been found in a laneway in Melbourne a few days following the 26-year-old “Bad Blood” singer’s recent public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the Daily Mail reports.
The mural painting features a portrait of Taylor Swift along with the words, “In Loving Memory Of Taylor Swift, 1989-2016.”
Right below the mural painting, the graffiti artist also wrote the words, “No tags please, respect the dead.”
While the mural itself is remarkable, it’s unfortunate that the graffiti artist misspelled a word in the cursive writing, incorrectly painting “Taylor Smith” instead.
The artist, Lushsux, clarified to Daily Mail Australia that the mistake was “unintentional.”
Despite the mistake, Lushsux said that he’s proud of the art piece and took to Instagram this morning to showcase his handiwork to his followers. He even went so far as to tag Taylor Swift in the Instagram image.
“The recent passing of @taylorswift is heart wrenching,” Lushsux captioned. “Come and leave some flowers and light some candles at her memorial in Hosier lane in honour of her memory. If you do please DM photos of you doing it. #taylorswift #kimexposedtaylorparty #kimkardashian'”
Droves of people visited the “RIP Taylor Swift” mural since its existence became public knowledge, with some of them leaving flowers and lighting candles beneath the over-sized “memorial.”
Social media users were quick to respond to the Taylor Swift mural painting, with one writing, “Such a tragedy. Condolences go to the swifts and every swifty. rip a snake. #riptaylorswift #taylorswift.”
The Swift mural was painted in Melbourne three days after Kim Kardashian leaked a secret video recording of Kanye’s conversation with Swift about a particular lyric for “Famous.”
In the Snapchat video, Taylor can be heard responding to West’s “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex” as if she was given a compliment.
Swift’s reaction in the video ran contrary to the previous statements she made about the song following its release, where she claimed that she never “approved” the song’s lyric where Kanye called her a “b**ch.”
It didn’t take long for Taylor to respond to Kardashian’s controversial Snapchat video, as she hit back at the couple with the tweet, “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.” The tweet came with a screen-grab bearing a long statement.
“Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that b***h’ in his song?” part of Swift’s note read.
“It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that b***h’ in front of the entire world.
“Of course I wanted to like the song. I wanted us to have a friendly relationship. He promised to play the song for me, but he never did.
“While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.
“I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be part of, since 2009.”
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Taylor Swift may file a police report against Kanye and Kim for felony. According to the celeb publication’s sources, Swift feels that West had a legal duty to ask permission from her in recording the conversation, and that he violated the law by not doing so.
In addition, Swift claims that the actual conversation lasted a full hour, and that Kim was selective in what she included in her Snapchat video. Swift reportedly wants the entire conversation released to the public to prove that West never asked her permission to call her a “b***h” in the song.
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