Taylor Swift: ‘I never want to end up kind of a self-centered, vain human being’

Ugh, I wasn’t expecting InStyle UK to release their cover just after Vanity Fair released their Taylor Swift cover. But here we go. Swifty is taking over all of the publications! This is the new thing with female pop stars – Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Rihanna all seem to be on the covers of multiple magazines all at once nowadays, and Swifty is getting in on the action. As for this InStyle pictorial – it’s very obvious. Of course she looks angelic and ethereal. That’s her branding. As for the interview… this is the same interview where Swifty said, “If I’m gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That’s how it works. 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’. It’s fair game.” Some additional highlights:

She worries about ending up self-centered and alone: ‘What I worry about is that I never want to end up kind of a self-centred, vain human being. My fears circle around me making the wrong choices and messing this up for myself. I don’t wanna end up being awful and intolerable. Alone. Laying in a marble bathtub by myself, like sad, with a glass of wine just complaining that my life ended up alone because I pushed everyone away because I thought I was too good to hang out with anybody. The typical Hollywood sad cliché of the poor lonely starlet with no one because she put up all these walls and didn’t trust anyone. That’s my fear. And that’s why I live my life the way I live my life because I’d so much rather feel everything than end up like that.’

Starting a family: ‘I think so but I’m not sure. Like, I don’t even have a master plan. I’ve thought that I did have a dream scenario before but it turns out that I change my mind and that essentially in your 20s all the puzzle pieces of your life are thrown up in the air and they just fall into whatever place and I think that’s healthy.’

She doesn’t have any dude friends (how shocking): ‘I’m a girls’ girl. I have guy friends but the problem with having guy friends is, like, I always get linked to them and they’ll end up in a slideshow of people I’ve apparently dated on the internet. I mean, there’s all kinds of complicated things with having guys as friends. If they have a girlfriend who doesn’t like you or things like that. So I have like two or three guy friends. A select few. But I have like 20-25 really good girlfriends.’

[From The Mail]

When I was Taylor’s age, I had about a dozen girlfriends whom I adored and about a dozen dude friends I adored. When I was her age, I always found it easier to make friends with men, actually. But maybe that’s because (as I’m always accused of) I think, talk and write like a dude. Like, I can hang out with men and be a total bro – that’s just my personality. And women always liked me because I was like hanging out with a dude too. Where was I going with this? Yeah, it’s no surprise to me that Swifty doesn’t have many dude friends, and NO, it’s not because dudes have girlfriends who are jealous of her. It’s because she’s a bunny-boiling psycho and dudes have a radar about that kind of thing. What Swifty needs are some gay boyfriends, quite honestly. I think if she had some gay boyfriends, they would definitely help take the edge off.

Photos courtesy of InStyle UK.

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  1. Kaye says:

    Too late, Swifty.

  2. Eve says:

    “Taylor Swift: ‘I never want to end up kind of a self-centered, vain human being’”

    Then you’re a failure of EPIC proportions because that’s EXACTLY who you ended up being.

    Bitch, I f*cking hate you now.

    • someone says:

      lol everytime i read your comments i read it in stefan’s (sp?) voice. i’m sure you get that a lot but it just makes your comment all that much funnier.

    • Amelia says:

      Very well said, Eve :D
      As a side note, “It’s because she’s a bunny-boiling psycho” should be the answer to every question about Swifty from now on.
      As as second side note, her veneers are really annoying me.

    • Mela says:

      This x1000

    • marie says:

      ha ha IKR? I just wanna knock some sense into the girl.

    • only1shmoo says:

      Straight-forward and to-the-point, i like that! I have no more patience for this girl (I say “girl” because I don’t think her behaviour warrants being called a “woman”). She keeps rehashing this innocent, demure angelic persona, but IMO she has nasty eyes — I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s a real snake once someone gets to know her!

    • lawrence e vogler says:

      Taylor believe in the lord with all your heart and every thing will be all wright attend church and pray every day :)

  3. Yolanda says:


    • Pop! says:

      Thank god, yolanda!
      You must be one of the writers for the DSM, since you know all about mental illness and standards of deviation and are able to make on the fly diagnosis!
      Now that I’ve found you, I’ll get an A in my psyche class for sure!

      • paranormalgirl says:

        There is no diagnosis of “psycho” in any of the editions/revisions of the DSM. It’s simply a slang term for someone who exhibits over the top possibly deranged behavior. I had an ex boyfriend who I called the psycho. He wasn’t psychopathic (and I actually CAN diagnose people), just very controlling and when we broke up he would call me 50 times a day and bang on my door at midnight. He got over it. *shrugs*

      • Pop! says:

        As someone said to me yesterday on the Lohan post–who is, arguably, illegitimately crazy–insanity is a heavy thing to throw around.
        Calling someone psychotic, especially in caps lock with long dragging on words, is hardly something you want to do.

  4. Kaboom says:

    I guess then we’re taking about an epic fail here.

  5. epiphany says:

    Attention Swifty – YOU’RE ALREADY THERE!!!!!

  6. Hannah says:

    She really is in damage control-mode, isn’t she?

    • serena says:

      she sure is, LOL.

    • oliveo says:

      And she’s only making it worse. She needs to take a loooong vacation and then clean house with her PR team. Who is letting her blab on like this? Reading this interviews makes me cringe– it’s like going back in time and reading the Facebook statuses of my scorned 19 year old friends.

  7. Elisabeth says:

    she has a very slappable face

  8. serena says:

    True enough, she needs gay boyfriends. Anyway I’m kind of sceptical when a girl says she has ’20-25′ girlfriends…how can you be really close to 20-25 people? That’s not what I call friends, but that’s my personal opinion. In Swifty’s matter I think she was kind of bragging because everyone thinks she just hangs arounds dudes -LOL-. I bet those girlfriends are self-centeres as much as her, which she is hilariously afraid of.
    So much to comment.

    • Green_Eyes says:

      Exactly! +1

    • Agnes says:

      They’re prob Cabbage Patch dolls that she got from Aniston (who doesn’t need them anymore since she’s got herself a MAN. haha).

    • Elle Kaye says:

      I see her stalking her “girlfriends” as much as she does the guys she dates. My guess is there is a lot of eye-rolling when Cray-Tay shows up for girls night out.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      I’m sure her “friends” consist of the people she employs for her band/tour…just think, there are prob 6ish people in her band, 3 backup singers, plus all the dancers and a couple stage crew/tour managers…that prob totals up to 30 something of her closest friends lol…oh and let’s not forget her “besties” Selena, Emma & Diana!

    • PortlandJan says:

      Paging the “Sassy Gay Friend”!

      • EscapedConvent says:

        God, yes. She needs a gay posse to lighten her up. But she’s dumb as a rock so I doubt it would help if she had one.

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      She can’t have gay male friends because she’ll get a crush on them and boil their pet bunnies too! They know this and keep their distance.

      It’s a saying or something… You can have many acquaintances, but you never have more true friends than you have fingers on your hand. Friends stand the test of time. In 10 years if she’s still BFF’s with half those girls i’ll be shocked.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I have 5 good female friends and 3 good male friends. Everyone else is just a friend or acquaintance.

  9. Özge says:

    Ugh, such a boring photoshoot.

  10. oxa says:

    Dear Taylor,
    It is never to late to change your ways.

  11. epiphany says:

    And stop the innane, “I’m stuck at age 14″ speech cadance. She either talks in continuously song titles, or uses the word “like” as if she’s still on the bullet train to puberty. You’re a 23 year old woman – act and speak like one!

    • Agnes says:

      She also uses the word “boy”, as in “I like boys”. Who the hell says “boy” at the age of 20-something?! Wth?!?

      • hmmm says:

        Most people?

      • Garvels says:

        I know..at the age of 23 she should be using the term guys or men for potential suitors not BOYS! It is obvious she is still planning to play towards the tween crowd for at least another year or so; with her negative comments directed towards the 2 middle aged funny ladies and her juvenile interview responses. There must be a lot of money to be made targeting the tween demographic.

  12. Summer says:

    Why do celebs get so annoying when they go on multiple mag covers? I remember Emma watson being just as annoying when she was promoting her new movies.

  13. Leni says:

    Too late. She has already become a ” self-centered, vain human being” with no sense of humor about her own open behavior.

  14. brin says:

    You got some work to do, Tay.

  15. Glaughy says:

    “Laying in a marble bathtub by myself, like sad, with a glass of wine just complaining that my life ended up alone because I pushed everyone away because I thought I was too good to hang out with anybody.”

    Sounds like a rough life. Like, my own marble bathtub and like, an endless supply of wine all to myself? Where do I sign up?

    I used to think she was okay, writing her own songs and seemingly quite successful at a young age, so I can admire that. But that was before I started reading interviews/gossip blogs and realizing that all her songs are actually based on real-life breakups. Amazingly immature for her age (she is one year younger than myself). She needs to check back into reality because obviously she lives in her own little world.

    • Poink517 says:

      Definitely agree on the marble bathtub and wine comment – was just going to post that myself! Doesn’t sound bad at all!

  16. originalkay says:

    why can’t she close her mouth?

    Her, and Kiera Knightly. close your mouths!

  17. poppy says:

    she really should invest in a master plan.
    first thing, close your mouth when your picture is being made.
    second thing, close your mouth when answering questions in interviews.

    she’s making it too easy to hate on her.

  18. T.Fanty says:

    She makes me wistful for an Anne Hathaway interview. This is unbearable. And the pictures are awful. The headshot looks like someone took it with Instagram.

    • brin says:

      Let’s not go that far…lol!

    • StaCat1 says:

      Anne’s interviews are better than this. THIS was just painful. I would take Anne over Taylor any day of the week.

      I can only laugh at Taylor so much..then it turns to annoyance and anger.

      the having a “friend” speak for her nailed it for me. You’re 23 years old….does her mom cut her food up for her too?

      So quick to throw the sexist label out there but not enough backbone to be a feminist- FAIL!

  19. Gracie says:

    Did anyone see the shade Jon Stewart threw at Swifty?

    Kinda off-topic: BTW, I’m sad he’s leaving TDS for a few weeks, but he’s directing a serious movie!

  20. Annemarie says:

    She’s become her own self-fulfilled prophecy. She’s a self-centred, vain human being because she’s pretty much made it known that NO ONE is allowed to say anything negative about her because she’s so ~amazing~.
    And she IS awful and intolerable because all she ever talks about is her love life, and then she condemns those who dare to make a lighthearted joke about it.
    Pretty soon she will be a cliche Hollywood starlet if she doesn’t change her ways.

  21. dorothy says:

    Never wanted to be self centered? Girl, that train has left the station.

  22. Dee Cee says:

    Wake-up.. shake shake.. actions done in any same sort of style or way for personal attention and fame.. have consequences..

  23. Barrett says:

    Her PR agent needs to tell her to lay low for a while. Stop talking. She is digging a hole. Constant foot in mouth disease. She is young and insulated in fame, she is not going to realize she is embarrassing herself until she matures. That may takes until her 30′s.

  24. Syko says:

    Innocent, ethereal and angelic might work if she didn’t have those predator eyes.

  25. JL says:

    I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna

    OK, STFU, quit whining and go do something about it.

    I am SO tired of people blaming their actions and the consequences on everything and everybody else.

    Act like a decent person, think of someone other than me me me, get the hell over yourself and you might find a friend of two or at least some self respect!

  26. Zorbitor says:

    Yeah why doesn’t she have a gay sidekick??? I thought that was some kind of straight girl celebrity rule now.

  27. elceibeno08 says:

    Taylor looks lovely in Valentino. It suits her like a dream. There is one thing I don’t get. If she is going to end up writing songs about every guy she ever dates, why do men keep coming to her? Or maybe she is pursuing men?

  28. SpunkyPR says:

    What I don’t understand is why Adele, who I believe is either the same age as Swifty or younger, wrote a whole album about her breakup and yet she doesn’t annoy me as much as Swifty. What am I missing?

    • mojoman says:

      Thats because Adele doesnt go stalking around the guy obsessively (like buying a property every time she “falls in love” with a guy) and she doesnt give OBVIOUS hints of who the break up guy is in every song. Taylor totally is immature for a 23 year old woman!

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        “I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited, but I couldnt stay away, I couldnt fight it…” I love Adele but that is a little bit stalkerish ;)

      • Izzy says:

        +1 Adele wrote AN album on the subject. Not five of them. Plus, she is about a billion times more talented. Also, she doesn’t go on and on (and on) in interviews about how her love life has been so difficult, boo hoo. And, you’ll never see Adele with bitchface because she lost an award to a better singer.

        Sorry, but Adele just has way more class.

      • StaCat1 says:

        Also Adele has a sense of humor and seems to learn from her mistakes.

        This one–not so much! Adele does not court the press quite like Swifty. I mean she didn’t even tell ppl her baby’s name.
        I cannot see taylor ever being that discreet.

    • INeedANap says:

      I think it’s two things.

      1) Content: Swifty writes banal, candy-coated songs for teenagers, which would be fine if she was still a teenager. But at 23, her refusal to mature as a person comes across as creepy, cloying, and repetitive. Adele, on the other hand, writes lyrics that seem to mean something to everyone — they are universal. They are also deeper and more emotive than Swifty’s lyrics.

      2) Exposure: we know what songs Swifty is going to write before she writes them, because she lives her life very publicly. We know who she dates, what the relationship is like, and how they ended. Even if the media gets it wrong, Swifty goes out of her way to stay in the daily media. Then she does endless interviews. On the other hand, with Adele, she simply swans in, sings about her life — note that we have no idea who she is singing about, or when it happened — and then goes back to living her life privately. With Swifty, there’s no mystery. With Adele, we only have her words.

  29. Lulu says:

    OK, she’s being annoying, but sheesh I don’t get the intense hatred being thrown at her. smh

    Regarding having guys as friends, it IS problematic – for the guys. Unless they are gay, they DO want something more from you than just friendship. That is just the way it goes. I had numerous guy friends because I wasn’t into the girl drama that so often went with having girl friends, and it almost always turned into me having to have ‘the talk’ with them about how I only liked them as a friend, and them feeling hurt and eventually distancing themselves.

  30. juju says:

    oh iam so good, oh people are mean to me, oh iam perfect !! get the f out of here !!! cant stand people that think their better than any body else !! b u shit like everybody else !!

  31. Ailine says:

    Every day there is a new cover. Can her team pull back a bit? I’m sick of seeing her! Talk about self absorbed. And celebrities are self absorbed. That’s the nature of the beast.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      That’s what I was thinking. You are totally self centered if you can’t turn down ONE interview or picture! Give us a break! Stop explaining! You just make it worse and worse….

  32. Lipsy says:

    SO ANNOYING. In interviews, photos, everything!!!

  33. lucy2 says:

    “a slideshow of people I’ve apparently dated on the internet” – That’s the second time I’ve seen her say that. Taylor, honey, stop googling yourself. It can’t lead to anything good.

    Somewhere, Anne Hathaway is sending her a thank you gift basket.

  34. HotPockets says:

    Taylor is the AnnE Hathaway of the Music Biz now. Congrats on your award Swift, well played!

  35. Amanda says:

    Is her time up yet? NEXT!

  36. Green_Eyes says:

    Taylor, NEWS FLASH when you do PR to claim you hope you never..Your Already there & your doing Damage Control. GROW UP or STFU.. (and I have never used that st-u term before..but this chick is totally beyond delusional).

    Bet you won’t find one brunette in that group of 20-25 GF. If there are one or two, any sleepovers she has I’d be sleeping w/ one eye open. Just saying, we all know Swifty thinks brunettes are the Evilest of evil.

  37. Simple Red says:

    She full of it!
    She has called those guys n beg them not to say something about her but she constantly doing it..

    Swift as for perception well that ship sailed all the way to ocean and sunk

  38. BooBooLaRue says:

    Silly little air head. That’s all.

  39. Thiajoka says:

    The problem with the exes writing a song about her is that then she’ll have to write a rebuttal song about their song, and so forth and so on until all the songs in the top 40 are about Taylor Swift or Taylor Swift’s relationships.

    How do I know this? Because Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did what most hosts of awards shows do and made a few jokes about Taylor, so she then had to get digs in at them, then they had to respond to her digs, and so now she will have to respond to their response OR write a song about them–which frankly, would be hilarious, and I’m sure Fey and Poehler would have a great time spoofing that.

  40. MJ says:

    She looks exactly like the Last Unicorn in human form in the bottom photo. How fitting.

  41. Sweet Dee says:

    Like sad. Your Tim Burton glitterpony apartment and lavender lemonade can’t make people like you. I’d bet 20 of those 25 can’t stand her.

    I hope Tina or Amy has really smart a response for what she said about them. I heard about it on the radio this morning, a lot of people are throwing shade at her over it, “AWW HELL NAW” like.

  42. SCREEEE says:

    Uhh, I don’t speak for all gay dudes, but SO MUCH NO to the idea of being friends with her. “So… in your relationship, who’s the princess and who’s the white knight?” Urgh

    • Sweet Dee says:

      LMAO. Too funny.

    • Meredith says:

      So agree with this. Gay men should not be required to “take one for the team” (i.e. men in general) by having to deal with neurotic Swifty. As a straight woman, I adore gay men but would never ask them to make this sacrifice.

  43. mebee says:

    I thought she already did the gay boyfriend thing with Toothy Tile?

  44. Moore says:

    I don’t think is a problem to have mostly girl friends. Girls aren’t substandard friends.

  45. holly hobby says:

    That article is laced with so much irony but I know she wasn’t trying to be ironic. Third picture, she has absolutely a “duh” look – vacant vapid look.

    Go away Taylor.

  46. Gemini08 says:

    It’s far too late for her to worry about that- the jig is up- we’ve seen behind the curtain and we all now KNOW you are vain, self-centered and more than a little psycho.

  47. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    She looks like a rabid rabbit.

  48. Pop Will Eat Itself says:

    A belated preemptive strike?

  49. EscapedConvent says:

    “Laying in a marble bathtub, like sad…”

    No, Swiffer. You’re *lying* in a marble bathtub, like sad. Here, I’m pouring you some more…like…wine.”

  50. EscapedConvent says:

    This just in: I haven’t read it yet, but Huffington Post has this headline today with a pic of Taylor: “It’s her world…Taylor Swift’s sad delusions.”

    The damage control does not appear to be working.

  51. erika says:

    but ya did taylor!!! you did!!!

  52. valleymiss says:

    Somewhere, Anne Hathaway is laughing over a glass of wine and praising the celebrity gods that Taylor Swift has totally pulled the focus off her.

  53. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    A few comments I out of her demo and i have no use for her treacly sparkly pabulum, but IF she had real talent maybe, just maybe, we could excuse this self-absorption, but she’s talentless and this makes her narcissism all the more dislikable;
    Second, my son informed me a new cd of tracks by Jimi Hendrix (voted twice by RS the greatest guitarist) just came out, WHY are we even talking about this vacant cipher instead of talking about someone that actually had real talent?

  54. Fiona says:

    I’m not much of a commenter but I love the bunny-boiling pycho line

  55. ??? says:

    That third pic gives me an irrepressible urge to take an uppercut to that delicate, twee little jaw of hers.

    “Laying in a marble bathtub by myself, like sad, with a glass of wine …” She is DUMB as rocks. I don’t care how young she is — who even says this sh*t?!

    She wouldn’t be able to survive the cold, hard honesty of gay friends. They’d rip her to shreds and then we’d have to hear her squealing about it in some stupid song.