Taylor Swift admits ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ was always about Harry Styles

Here are some new photos of Taylor Swift over the weekend in LA – the costume changes are because she was literally changing costumes because she was filming a new music video. I’m sure the Swifty fans could tell you what her new single is, but I cannot. Swifty JUST released “22” as her third single and music video off of Red, so…? You’re guess is as good as mine. I know that Swifty has been pretty annoying lately, but these photos have given me a serious case of jealousy for her legs. She has those long, coltish legs that are just a gift of genetics. I will never have those legs. Sigh.

In other Swifty news, you know how she seemed to mock Harry Styles in particular during her performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at the Grammys? Part of the song has a speaking part where Swifty does a put-on dude’s voice, and during that part, Swifty made her dude’s voice sound “English”. This came just a month or so after Harry (reportedly) dumped her (although Swifty’s version events was slightly different in her epic Vanity Fair interview). Then Swifty performed at the BRIT Awards, singing “I Knew You Were Trouble”… while Harry was sitting there in the audience! So of course when Swifty was asked about what that was like, she provided us more insight into her soul:

She is famous for writing songs about her menagerie of famous ex-boyfriends. And it seems the subject of Taylor Swift’s most recent failed relationship is no exception. The 23-year-old singer has finally revealed her 2012 hit single I Knew You Were Trouble is about her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles.

Speaking about her spirited performance at the 2012 Brit Awards in front of Harry and his One Direction bandmates, the singer was asked how she felt performing the number while her ex was watching.

Taylor told The Sunday Times: ‘Well, it’s not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed at is standing by the side of the stage watching.’

Speculation had been rife that Taylor had penned the song about the One Direction star when they first briefly dated in Spring 2012, and the star appeared to confirm the rumours were true in the interview with The Sunday Times magazine.

Speaking about her performance of the song at this year’s Brit Awards where she stripped down to a sultry black outfit, she said: ‘You’re balancing the analytical side of your brain which is telling you where to go and how to go there, with the other side of your brain, which is saying “Feel everything you’re singing, and show it on your face. Feel everything exactly as you felt it when you wrote the song.”‘

[From The Mail]

Hahaha, I thought she didn’t ever, ever discuss which songs were about which spurned ex? Oh, well! She does this all the time – she plays coy and uptight, claiming that she won’t discuss who the songs are about or who broke her heart, but then she’ll drop enough hints so that every song is pretty much an obvious blind item. So now we know “Trouble” was always about Harry Styles? I really thought it was about John Mayer. Truly. Because HOW could the song not be about him? There should be sirens going off whenever he speaks to a woman – “RED ALERT JOHN MAYER IS A D-BAG RED ALERT RED ALERT”. But sure, now we know – it’s about Harry. Poor Harry.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Harpreet says:

    I don’t get it, how could she have written that song to be about Harry Styles before she even began dating him? Maybe some Swift fans can enlighten me.

    Also, there is no doubt in my mind about her breast enhancement.

    • Amelia says:

      I thought the same thing. Aren’t her songs written months in advance before being released? I reckon she’s probably just playing to all the media speculation.
      Unless she had a fling with James Cordon without our knowing.
      As for Swifty’s legs, be glad that you don’t have them Kaiser! She always looks so weak, IMO.

    • Lizzie says:

      They dated for a bit in the spring of 2012 and then got back together later last year after the Conor Kennedy debacle.

      • Tiffany says:

        Funny how they got back together right as the single about their relationship came out. Hmmm…..

    • Style Spy says:

      ^^^ this

    • Itsa Reallyme says:


    • Sam says:

      Since she’s saying the song was ‘directed at’ Harry, maybe she doesn’t mean that she wrote it about him? I for sure thought it was about John Meyer. So I’m going to read this as she wrote is about John, but at the time was angry with Harry, so directed the words at him?! I dunno.

      • Violet says:

        This is how I’m choosing to see it too. Pretty sure the album was released before Swift and Styles even started dating.

    • Abby says:

      THIS. Taylor’s Red album was released October 22 2012. There’s no way in hell this was about Harry Styles. That album was done by then–she already had singles out. I don’t know much about music but something that processed doesn’t just get thrown on an album. I call BS.

  2. Beverly says:

    bla bla bla bla bla bla bla We get it Taylor. We get it!

  3. dorothy says:

    Shocker! She’s loosing all professional credibility and respect by constantly singing about her ex’s. She’s become a running joke.

  4. ZigZagZoey says:

    UGH! I literally HAVE to turn the radio DOWN when this idiotic song comes on. It irritates the hell out of me.
    All her songs are that way.

    • Erinn says:

      Don’t even get me started. I caught my fiance half singing it in the car. This is my indie and rock loving fiance. I kindly asked him why he was singing Taylor Swift. He was horrified… “THIS is Taylor Swift!?”

      Needless to say the station was quickly changed. It’s one of those stupid songs that sneak up on you haha

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Way too sing songy and I hate the e e e e parts.
        They are catchy at first, then you want to kill yourself when it gets stuck in your head!

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Kinda like the Biebs ‘Boyfriend’ song. Cannot stand that one, but when it’s on, it just sneaks up on you…Ill be your silver, ill be your gold…BAM! Whoa wait..what just happened? Um no…lol

    • dorothy says:

      My kids don’t even like her anymore. They reach for the radio dial to turn her off before I do!

    • HotPockets says:

      As much as Swifty’s songs annoy me, they always get stuck in my head. It’s almost as though the more a song bothers you, the more likely it stays in your head all day. What kind of psychological torture is that?

  5. k says:

    Her poor posture is killing me.

    I realized a few years ago that I learned to embrace victimization from one of my parents. I have felt so much freer and in-control since I have taken ownership of my problems with past relationships – both romantic and platonic. Even if the offending parties were truly such, it doesn’t matter; what matters is how skillfully you drive over or around the bumps in the road.

  6. Samigirl says:

    I’m with you, Kaiser. I just KNEW it was about John Mayer. Eh, whatever. I used to be Team Swifty, but her schtick is getting old and she’s just coming off as bitter and unlikeable.

    • Leigh says:

      Oh for Chrissake. She’s trying to tell us that Harry Styles, of the BOY BAND One Direction, is some bad ass troublemaking, heartbreaker?

      pffft… I had this one pegged as John Mayer too.. or Jake Gyllenhaal.

  7. SageM says:


  8. booboocita says:

    You have to wonder what it’s like for men who are attracted to her, however briefly. Do you think any of them are thinking, “She’ll write a song about me when things go bad for us, and I’ll be embarrassed, but hey, the experience will be worth it …”? At this point, I’m sure more of them are thinking, “RUN AWAY! CRAZY TRAIN! RUN AWAAAAAYYYYY!!!

  9. aims says:

    Grow up Taylor.

  10. cutelittlehappything says:

    For some reason, that last picture makes me want to puke.

  11. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    I just dont even know what to think about this girl anymore…I really liked her a lot a few years ago, but now all her music is just desperate. Wonder how much longer her star will shine, and if she will just bow out gracefully when she feels the backlash has really taken over. She needs a new schtick, but I doubt she will humble herself enough for that. As for her dating life, I think it will be difficult for her to be in an actual, mature relationship anytime soon. What adult man wants to go out with her right now with these recent stunts she has pulled?

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      She needs to go the hell away for a while.
      But these days, they don’t or can’t do that for some reason.

  12. yael says:

    her legs might be “coltish” but i’m pretty sure i could shove her over without a problem. i’d rather have strong, muscled legs than skinny, weak ones.

    • Thiajoka says:

      Hahaha! Indeed.

      However, her performance at the Grammy’s came not long after Beyonce’s Superbowl performance. While I was watching Taylor stomp around stage in her little leotard costume cut way up her hips, I was visualizing in my mind Beyonce stomping around the stage in her little leotard costume cut way up her hips.

      The contrast immediately put those skinny little legs of Taylor’s to shame and right out of the running–Beyonce’s legs can power stomp a stage and Taylor’s just can’t.

  13. Skins says:

    I hate to admit this, but she is looking kind of hot lately. And I double hate to admit this, but I kind of like the song. The girl does have talent, unlike some of the no-talent pop-tarts and scream-singers out there. If she just grows up a bit and starts writing songs for people her own age she could have a great career

    • Hakura says:

      I can’t stand the girl, but have to give her props for writing her own music, which is more than can be said for 8/10 pop-singers.

      If she stopped all this maddening ‘cutesy/hello kitty/dresses like a lacy doll on an 6yo’s shelf/my goodness/golly gee whiz!’ BULLSHIT, I might be able to actually stomach a few songs.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I can get behind portions of Taylor Swift. As a businesswoman, she seems to make good decisions. She is no doubt doing well monetarily whether she is masterminding the operation or she is just smart enough to listen to good advice. Two, writing your own songs speaks to a certain talent and ability. My problem with her is how she has branded herself. She can easily change that branding and public perception if and when she chooses. I could get behind an emotionally mature Taylor even if all her songs were about relationships.

    • Beatriz says:

      It’s sad that our standards of music have been lowered so much, that when a singer writes her own music it makes her “better” than others. Talk about aiming low -_-.

      • Hakura says:

        @Beatriz – To be fair, I didn’t mean to imply it made Taylor ‘better’ than others, only that it’s a skill you don’t see often with a lot of popular singers today. Writing music & singing it are 2 different talents. I can sing, but there’s no way I could write it.

        I don’t think she has a very ‘unique’ voice, but she does have actually writing the music to back it up, is all.

  14. Zigggy says:

    Cute style.

  15. Mirella says:

    She really needs to let it go.

  16. oliveo says:

    Why are her people letting her talk to major outlets like this? Like… how much more of a joke and parody of herself can this girl become?

  17. erika says:

    you know…I read a bit about Harry and he sounds like an outright dick. tbh. really. and the moth? plus, he’s ugly. he looks like Mr. Brady’s long lost love child before (or more likely during) his marriage to Carole Brady.

    “I went alone to get myself drinks because you’re so F*****ng BORING” he said to her. If I was here I would have shot back…

    “Drinks? I need to go get some LSD because you are soooo F*****ng UGLY!”

    Jealous of those navy tight pants/red striped top. that is a damn classic/stylish look…..

    damn..i am anxious today. Roach-ella heads into court this a.m….can’t it happen now? (7am here on WC). CB’s…I feel, my intuition…my psychic senses say she’s headed to jail. Mark my words.

  18. Hakura says:

    Don’t feel bad, Kaiser. Those sort of legs may look ‘good’ right now, but they’re not only very hard to maintain as you age (the knees start to look ‘knobby’), but reacts mercilessly to any weight gain.

    I had legs like that my whole life. -_- Then I hit my mid-20′s (when your body chemistry can change as a woman) & BOOM! StretchmarksOMG. I hardly had to gain ANY weight, & there those bitches were, mocking me from the tops of my thighs.

    Reality will catch up with her, my friend.

  19. bluhare says:

    There isn’t an ounce of reality in this woman’s body. And, yes, she’s a woman even though she wants everyone to think she’s a victimised girl.

    She’s the most packaged, vacuous “celebrity” I can think of and that’s saying a lot. Lavender lemonade, my ass.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      Do you think they meant lavender like the herb? Lavender tea is trendy here now.

      • bluhare says:

        Yes, it has been here too. But most of us don’t drink it in Alice in Wonderland meets Peter Pan apartments.

  20. Tiffany says:

    All of these songs sound like pop music. Does this mean she is no longer country

  21. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    Lying b!tch! Just Shut up! That song was released weeks before you started dating Harry Styles! >_<

  22. kristiner says:

    WTF is going on in that last picture?

    Swifty has no ass yet there’s one photoshopped. The breasts are definitely silicone though. But that whole picture looks like her outfit and face on another’s body.

    Her legs are like KStew’s, simply long and bony. There’s very little muscle to them and honestly they’re too ghostly. A light, decent tan would give an illusion of muscle. But hers are better than KStew’s Casper whites.

    Like Florence Welch. Now her legs are coltish. With all her interpretative dancing on stage they look like she could collapse because she’s a newborn filly

  23. Itsa Reallyme says:

    I thought Harry was gay and their “relationship” was just set up by their reps?

  24. HotPockets says:

    If Taylor doesn’t cool down for awhile because she is one of the most overexposed stars at the moment, she is going to be forced into obscurity, see exhibit Lady Gaga. She needs to spend some down time exploring herself and possibly grow up a little, because I fear this one suffers from Peter Pan syndrome after becoming so famous so young.

  25. joy says:

    Really people, she had got a beautiful pair of legs. I would Kill for them.

  26. Miss so and so says:

    screaming goats and taylor swift I am still laughing


  27. Str8Shooter says:

    She is so freakin ANNOYING!!!

    Can’t she find ANYTHING to sing about besides her exes?

    Who would ever want to date this chick again??

  28. KellyinSeattle says:

    I always harp on his lipstick because it drives me to drink. Cheers!

  29. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    What she needs to admit but can’t because the money train will dry up, is that she can’t sing live, her “songs” are nursery rhyme drivel, and she’s as manufactured as they come. As for inventing a new schtick, SHe can’t Thank God, and this should end her – what’s she going to do? Rap, indie, Heavy metal. As was said about the biebster on a recent thread applies to her – her minimal talent will do her in.
    I agree Bluhare – but how does she get fawning articles in Vanity Fair and puff pieces in the NY times – is everyone afraid to point this out?

  30. Emyv says:

    In the liner notes of RED some letters ate capitalized and spell out a message. “I knew you were trouble” doesn’t give a clear hint to who, while others do.

  31. Jennifer12 says:

    What a silly, immature woman. She’s going to be 24 this year. She loves drama and manufactures it. Men can be dogs, but she acts like every date is the beginning of a serious relationship. She and Jennifer Love Hewitt have a lot to discuss. Then again, at least Jennifer has had real engagements.

  32. Isabell says:

    This girl. If any boy gets involved with her, hope he wants a Betty Draper. She gives me that vibe of narcissistic, needy and crazy.

  33. Jay says:

    Ughhhhhh, her legs. I am a person who gets complimented on her legs, and I am STILL jealous of Swifty’s.

  34. Rux says:

    BS, it’s about Mayer….she is just “substituting” Styles because it’s more time relevant…if that makes sense.

  35. vvvoid says:

    Harry seems like a dick though.
    She isn’t doing herself any favors by harping on it, but he sounds like a philandering insensitive jerk.
    It’s easy for him to “move on” and seem indifferent because he was indifferent the whole time with her because he’s a player.
    Taylor is a bit of a bunny boiler but surely he knew that. Doesn’t give him the right to cheat on her and say unkind things.