In a YouTube video, Hilton explained he was only trying to "promote" Swift's forthcoming album, "Reputation" — and then her team hit him with a Twitter ban.
Before Swift's official track list was released, Hilton posted a "leaked" list on Twitter.
He claims he was immediately sent a "takedown notice" from Swift's team, and was then subsequently banned from the social media platform.
"The album comes out in two days and you're suspending me for promoting your album?" he lamented in his video. "I didn't leak freaking music, it's a freaking track listing."
Hilton told viewers that other journalists have felt "bullied" by the "Taylor Swift machine" for awhile.
He now considers himself a "victim of Taylor."
Once his ban was lifted, Hilton quickly returned to Twitter to blast Swift and her team.
He insisted Swift was unrightfully "butthurt" by his tweets and continued to share the photo of the track list.
But rather than side with Hilton, the majority of fans scolded him for overstepping his boundaries and publishing confidential material.
The internet concluded Hilton was the "disrespectful" person in this situation; not Swift.
Be careful what you leak, er, tweet, Hilton.