Taylor Swift sees nothing wrong with calling out her exes in song – and perhaps she’ll soon have another to add to her list?
In a new interview with the U.K. edition of InStyle, the country singer is unapologetic about dishing relationship secrets – and bashing former flames – in her hit songs, saying that they can do the same if they so desire.
“If I’m gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That’s how it works,” the 23-year-old says. “I’m not gonna complain about it. I’m not gonna sit there and say, ‘I’m the only one who can write songs about this relationship.'”
The only problem with Swift’s theory is that while that could apply to some of her past loves – Joe Jonas (who actually did write a song about her), John Mayer, and Harry Styles – not all of them are international superstars with the massive forum she has.
Is Conor Kennedy – her fling from last summer – going to walk around the cafeteria at his high school singing his own rebuttal song?
Swift seems to have taken her ex bashing to a new level following her split from British boybander Styles earlier this year, which we explored in our story, Is Taylor Swift the Worst Ex-Girlfriend Ever?
In addition to singing part of “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together” in a British accent at the Grammys earlier this month, at Wednesday’s Brit Awards – as Styles looked on from the audience – she danced around in what appeared to be a wedding gown, which she ripped off to reveal a hot-to-trot outfit. Both incidents prompted rumors that she was sending messages to the One Direction singer.
Speaking of rumors, a whole set of new ones are flying today after Swift – who has been in London since the Brit Awards – hit the town with singer Tom Odell on Thursday night, prompting talk of a new romance.
You may remember that when the British singer (yep, another one!) covered Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” last month, she gave it a Twitter approval, and they’ve since become acquainted – likely for the first time this week in London.
Before they even met, Odell – who, for the record, is single, but he's also friendly with Styles, posing with him at the Brit Awards – sang Swift's praises and defended her in a recent interview with Spinner.
“She is a really intriguing character in music in that she's one of the biggest pop stars in the world and yet I think her songs are brilliant, I really do,” he told the magazine. “I heard ‘Trouble’ and I listened to the lyrics and I was thinking it would be cool to just do a slightly different take on this and make it a bit darker musically. Because lyrically it is quite dark."
He added: “I think she's a lot more real than people think she is.”
Hopefully he won’t find out how real she can be by dating her, breaking up, and then becoming one of her lyrical targets.
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