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16 Photos of Taylor Swift's cats that made her Queen of Instagram (PHOTOS)

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Taylor Swift now has more Instagram followers than Kim Kardashian, and we know exactly why

Kim Kardashian may rule supreme when it comes to selfies, but she's no longer the matriarch of Instagram.

Taylor Swift officially dethroned Kardashian on Tuesday, when she surpassed the reality star's millions of followers. At press time, Swift has 45.6 million loyal Instagram minions while Kardashian is clocking in at a meager 45.5. Beyoncé comes in third with a cool 45 million followers.

So what were the factors that hurled Swift into her newfound Instagram status? It could be the posts about the bazillion different superstars who have joined her up on stage during her 1989 tour. Or it could be the jealousy-inducing pics of Swift with all of her cooler than cool BFFs. It could be the adorable photos of her cute as a button baby godson, or it could be the inside look at all the sweet events that Swift has put together for her fans.

More: Fans call Taylor Swift's new video racist — are they right?

It could be any or all of the above, but we know the truth. Swift's Instagram mega following isn't because her fans have #squadgoals or like looking at pictures of infants.

It's because of Swifty's cats. Yes, folks, we truly believe Swift's posts about Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey are what keep followers hanging on. Here's the proof.

1. Meerkat Manor

Meerkat Manor.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

The connection between Swift and her kitty is just undeniable.

2. Olivia Benson, pondering life

Detective Olivia Benson is sitting in her chair, thinking about her life.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

A little solitude is integral to happiness, even if you are a feline.

3. Stressed out

You seem stressed.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

It happens to the best of us. Maybe all that pondering isn't a good thing after all.

4. Olivia Benson meeting Olivia Benson

Olivia Benson meeting Olivia Benson. @therealmariskahargitay

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Truly a magical moment.

5. Leaving on a jet plane

This pic was an ode to her furbabies while she was getting ready to leave them.

6. Meerkat Manor: The documentary

Living With Meerkats - a documentary

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Really, though, those cats have some serious core strength.

7. Wednesdays with Olivia

Wednesdays with Olivia. @austinkingsleyswift

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Olivia is clearly not impressed with Swift's hot brother.

8. Meredith's mad

Meredith has been mad all day.

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Maybe she didn't like the most recent episode of Grey's Anatomy.

9. The kitten/toddler embrace

It doesn't get much cuter than that.

10. Woke up like this

I woke up like thissss (With a cat on me)

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

TSwift, starting the day out right.

11. Best friends forever

They've come a long way since the hourly cat fights of the past.

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

If this doesn't make you a cat person, you might want to check if you are human.

12. Kitty's got skills

Instant replay of that interception:

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

The perfect interception.

13. Jet-setter

She was completely exhausted from all the other naps she had taken that day.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Sometimes it's a ruff life, even if you're a cat.

14. Thumb jealousy

My cats wish they had thumbs so bad. I see them staring at mine like all jealous.

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

"How can we eat the treats, if we can't even open the bag?"

15. Bah humbug

Meredith is so utterly BORED by my Christmas cheer.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

The Grinch was actually just a green cat.

16. One of those nights

It feels like one of those nights...

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Time to turn up!

What's your favorite Taylor Swift Instagram moment?

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