Taylor Swift appeared to give a wink and a nod to the drama surrounding Scooter Braun on Thursdsy August 24 when her Eras Tour returned for its second leg in Mexico City, Mexico.

Her last five albums, from Reputation to Midnights, all feature songs that are widely believed to be about her ongoing feud with the music executive, and with Scooter dominating headlines this week as he appears to be losing clients, including Demi Lovato, left, right and center, Taylor seemingly chose a song that revealed her feelings about the situation: ‘I Forgot That You Existed.’

Fan videos from the show — her first ever in Mexico — revealed that she took to the stage in a blue dress and performed the opener track of the 2019 album Lover acousrtically; she followed it up with ‘Sweet Nothing’, a song she wrote with her ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn.

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‘I Forgot That You Existed’ by Taylor Swift


“Got out some popcorn / As soon as my rep started going down, down, down / Laughed on the school yard / As soon as I tripped up and hit the ground, ground, ground”

This song was the opener of 2019 album Lover – her first since she split from Big Machine Records. A song about moving on from past grudges, many see references to Scooter, Justin and Kanye in this song.

In the second verse, she sings about people “laughing” as her reputation crumbles, potentially referencing the FaceTime call Justin shared with fans – and for which he later apologized. (The picture remains online but the caption was removed.)

Famously, in 2016, Taylor also disappeared from the public eye for almost a year after Kanye released an illegally recorded conversation between them that appeared to show Taylor approving several lyrics of Kanye’s song ‘Famous’ which was released when Scooter was his manager.

But context matters, and Taylor was later proven correct when it was revealed she had never given permission for him to call her a derogatory term or take credit for her fame.

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Taylor also sang ‘Sweet Nothing’
I Did Something Bad by Taylor Swift

“They’re burning all the witches, even if you aren’t one / They got their pitchforks and proof, their receipts and reasons.”

‘I Did Something Bad’ is a song on Reputation and many speculate that it references Scooter, Kanye and Kim, and the edited video Kim has published.

This popular track from the 2017 album has not yet been played on the Eras Tour and could make its way to the stage this weekend.

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Kanye and Taylor’s first interaction came in 2009 when he interrupted MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech