"I’m blown away by @halsey’s artistry and commitment to taking risks. Giving us all a brave new era to dive into and explore together. 'If I can’t have love, I want power' is out now— please stream and buy the album!!" Swift tweeted on Sunday, August 29.
"Thank you T means so so much" Halsey, who was born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, responded.
The "Without Me" singer released the album on Friday, August 27 — but fans couldn't help but notice that Swift's support just so happened to come on the same day that Kanye West released his new album Donda.
"Why is she tweeting this today, of all days," one fan pondered.
"i see what you're doing and that's why i love you," a second fan replied to the "Shake It Off" singer.
"halsey is her friend and kanye's not. you guys still bring him up, clearly you're the ones who can't move on. leave her alone. she's not related anything about kanye anymore," a third fan noted.
Since West's new album came out, nine of the top ten songs on the Apple Music Top 100: Global chart are from Donda. Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI's "STAY" remained in third place while the rest of the tracks are from West.
"@halsey’s 'If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power' pacing for #1 debut on the US albums chart with 95-115K first week. It will be their second #1 album (via @HITSDD). #iichliwp," Chart Data tweeted on Saturday, August 28.
Halsey, who goes by she/they pronouns, previously said that their fourth album centered on "the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth." The album cover sparked controversy as it depicted the singer sitting on a throne with one breast out. According to Halsey, the image represented "reclaiming my autonomy and establishing my pride and strength as a life force for my human being."
Meanwhile, Swift and West have had a rocky relationship for several years now. Their longstanding beef began when he interrupted her 2009 VMA's speech after she won Best Video by a Female Artist.