All the Conspiracy Theories About Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Release Date
And that date seems anything but arbitrary. In fact, she may have chosen that date to spite Kanye West.
Keep reading to see how meaningful that date is to Yeezy.
As @whitneycurtis pointed out, if you add up all the digits in that release date — 11/10/2017 — you get 13. (1 + 1 + 1 + 0 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 13)
Why’s that a big deal?
“13 is my lucky number, for a lot of reasons,” Taylor once said, per MTV News.
Just wait until you hear those reasons…
“It’s really weird,” the pop star said, before enumerating the number 13’s connections to her life.
“I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first #1 song had a 13-second intro.”
“Every time I’ve won an award, I’ve been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter.”
“Basically whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it’s a good thing.”
With that in mind, consider August 23 as the day Tay Tay announced her new music.
“Can we take in that today is August 23,” a Tumblr user named Nichole wrote.
“Taylor is releasing Reputation on November 10.
“23 - 10 = 13. Thirteen. Taylor Swift did that.”
It gets creepier still.
A Tumblr user named Cullen realized that by the time November 10 rolls around, 1,110 days will have passed since the release of Taylor’s last album, 1989.
1,110 days matches 11/10 or November 10.
Now here’s the real kicker.
November 10 marks 10 years to the day since Kanye West lost his mom, Donda West. She died on November 10, 2007, of complications from surgery.
A source at Taylor’s record label tells TMZ November 10 was chosen “based on other Universal Music Group releases. There is no correlation.”
Uh, sorry, Universal Music Group. We don’t buy it.
Taylor had to have chosen that day — otherwise it would be too much of a coincidence for the digits of the release date to add up to 13 and for 1,110 days to have elapsed since 1989.
And if she chose November 10 for those reasons, who’s to say she didn’t also choose it as part of her revenge against Kanye?