Kanye West is tweeting like it's 2016.
On Friday night, the rapper and presidential hopeful posted a self-described "Twitter tirade before bedtime" that featured a sly reference to his 2016 feud with Taylor Swift over his use of her name in his song "Famous."
He was in the midst of posting about an odd range of topics that included everything from his "eco village" plans to his daughter's first time surfing to various Yeezy fashion concepts when he veered into a few music-related posts.
After sharing a tweet about Guns N' Roses and Nirvana ("both my favorite," he wrote), Ye shared a photo of what looked like a long pair of shears. They were clamping down on a snake near the top of its body — as if ready to cut off its head.
"Not gonna use a snake emoji cause you know why … ," Kanye captioned the pic. Then — as if any of his fans or followers didn't get the reference to Kim Kardashian West's use of snake Emojis to dis Taylor Swift in 2016 — he added, "I'm not sure if Christians are allowed to use snake emojis."
The snake reference started after Kim leaked what turned out to be an edited phone conversation between Taylor and Kanye in which Taylor seemed to sign off on Kanye's lyric about how she might owe him "sex."
"That's not mean," her voice could be heard saying. Kim played it as the singer having given Kanye a green light for his song "Famous." When she complained about the final version, in which he uses profanity to reference her while taking credit for her career, Kim implied Taylor was a snake.
This year, a longer version of the call surfaced, according to Page Six. On it, Taylor could be heard saying she needs to "think about" whether she's OK with the lyrics that mention her. She also says Kanye's "build-up" of the song had her worried he was going to say something about her to the effect of "that stupid, dumb" … word that starts with "b."
In fact, that's just the word he used on the final version — a fact that has since sparked Taylor's fans to defend her for having told the truth about the conversation, which she didn't know was being recorded by Kim and Kanye.
"A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on," Taylor would later tell the Washington Post of the snake imagery, which she later used in promoting her album "Reputation."
"And then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media," she shared. "And I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn't know if I was going to get to do this anymore."
Kanye's snake tweet inspired a storm of Taylor memes — and a few defenses of the singer — in the comments.
As of Saturday morning, Kanye hadn't chimed in to elaborate on the apparent Taylor jab, although it's hard not to wonder if he's feeling a little wounded after Taylor released her record-breaking album "folklore" on July 24, the day he was supposed to release his new album "Donda: With Child."
"Donda" has yet to be released.
After Friday night's snake post, Kanye, who's reportedly on vacation with his family in Colorado, returned to his stream of consciousness tweeting.
"There's so many lonely emojis man," he shared a few posts later.