Taylor Swift covers Rolling Stone, offers up a blind item about a Mean Girl

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Taylor Swift covers the new issue of Rolling Stone. The cover photo is by Theo Wenner. It’s a nice shot – very un-Swifty, actually. It feels like a throwback and it’s sexier than the usual Swifty photoshoot. RS has already published the cover story online – go here to read. It’s a whole lotta Swifty, and she’s maturing. Sort of. She’s paranoid and she doesn’t talk about boys or cats the whole time (but she does talk about cats, no worries) and she has a major frenemy within the music industry. I love a good Swifty blind item! Here are some highlights/random moments from the story:

Privacy: “There’s someone whose entire job it is to figure out things that I don’t want the world to see. They look at your career, they look at what you prioritize, and they try to figure out what would be the most revealing or hurtful. Like, I don’t take my clothes off in pictures or anything – I’m very private about that. So it scares me how valuable it would be to get a video of me changing. It’s sad to have to look for cameras in dressing rooms and bathrooms. I don’t walk around naked with my windows open, because there’s a value on that.”

Her single life in NYC: “I really like my life right now. I have friends around me all the time. I’ve started painting more. I’ve been working out a lot. I’ve started to really take pride in being strong. I love the album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I’ve never been closer to that.”

She’s obsessed with ‘Girls’ & Lena Dunham: “I could label all my girlfriends as Shoshannas, Jessas, Marnies or Hannahs,” she says. And which would she be? “I’ve thought about this a lot,” she says. A pause. “I’m Shoshanna.”

Her iPhone: It’s “white and silver and covered in kitten stickers.”

She hasn’t dated anyone since Harry Styles: “Like, have not gone on a date. People are going to feel sorry for me when you write that. But it’s true… Seventy percent of the time, when a guy asks me out, it’ll just be a random e-mail.”

Her love life is not a joke: “I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime. And I’m just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don’t like seeing slide shows of guys I’ve apparently dated. I don’t like giving comedians the opportunity to make jokes about me at awards shows. I don’t like it when headlines read ‘Careful, Bro, She’ll Write a Song About You,’ because it trivializes my work. And most of all, I don’t like how all these factors add up to build the pressure so high in a new relationship that it gets snuffed out before it even has a chance to start. And so, I just don’t date.”

She wrote a song, “Bad Blood,” about a female artist: “For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'” Then last year, the other star crossed a line. “She did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I’m surprisingly non-confrontational – you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.”

But of course, there are two songs about Harry Styles as well: There’s “I Wish You Would,” about an ex who bought a house two blocks from hers (whom she implies was Styles). And “All You Had to Do Was Stay,” about a guy who was never willing to commit (ditto). Then there’s the song that sets a new high-water mark for Swiftian faux secrecy – a sexy Miami Vice-sounding throwback about a guy with slicked-back hair and a white T-shirt and a girl in a tight little skirt that is called – no joke – “Style.” (She allows herself a satisfied grin. “We should have just called it ‘I’m Not Even Sorry.'”)

[From Rolling Stone]

So she hates that people make fun of her for writing blind-item slam songs about her exes because that “trivializes” the music, so she wrote two songs about Harry Styles (WHY?!) and one song about a Mean Girl. And she gives some good hints about the Mean Girl too. Who do you think? At first, I was like “Oh, it’s Demi Lovato,” but the “arena” part of the clue is interesting. This is someone who plays arenas. This is someone major. Maybe Rihanna? I could totally see Rihanna Mean Girl-ing Tay-Tay just for the hell of it. Some people think it’s Katy Perry. I don’t know…

Also – the song about “an ex who bought a house two blocks from hers”?? Is she being an idiot there? Because she did that exact thing to Conor Kennedy. She literally bought the house across the street from the Kennedy Compound while they were dating a few years ago (when he was a junior in high school!!!). Oh, and I remember the Harry Styles stuff – after Styles dumped her on New Year’s Day 2013, Taylor spent the next few months stalking him and flying to London and looking at real estate close to where he lives. She is crazy.


Photos courtesy of Theo Wenner/Rolling Stone.

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  1. Abbott says:

    I think we can all agree the b*tch trying to sabotage her is Kanye, yes?

    In all seriousness, she’s full of sh*t. Her neat little monologue on not liking confrontation is garbage. She likes confrontation, but only when it’s skewed in her favor.

    Shifty Swifty is not unlike Bieber in this sense. He talks a big game when he’s safely tucked away in his crib, hidden behind a Duggar-size army of bodyguards and it’s just Swaggy and his Instagram.

    “I hate confnrontation” means “I have zero backbone to say this to your face so I’ll write a crappy song about it, here it goes!”

    So Katy Perry stole some back up dancers; crap move. But don’t get all butt hurt and cry about women not supporting other women when you regularly put your peers on blast in a public forum with one giant “wink” to the audience.

    She thinks she’s reinventing her image since the topic is no longer boys, but her MO is still the same.

    • HH says:

      I love everything you said here.

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      Agree. She is just so childish. I don’t understand how she survives in Hollywood. There must be more than what we see, right? Or maybe it is her people that somehow keeps her in her balloon.

    • mia girl says:

      Yup. This is spot on. I really expected her to have gotten past this “everybody is mean to me” MO.

      Plus, I read that the backup dancers that left her to go to Perry’s tour are regulars on past Perry tours. So it seems like they were more aligned w Perry anyhow. She’s just mad because they still left her even after she had them over for a backup dancer playdate in Rhode Island.

    • CG says:


    • T.C. says:


      Agree with everything you said. Taylor has not changed at all. She is still pulling the same shtick writing mean songs about her Ex’s and other women. Playing the victim whiling smiling smugly all the way to the bank . She lacks self awareness.

    • QQ says:

      Look at you preaching and testifying about this girl!!!

      i mean I dont know sis but it isnt us “trivializing your work” you are the one with the skills and team at disposal to write songs and CHOOSE to write them about to boy who lied and broke your baby heart sis.. Not us and Frankly, does she not go in the vert next sentence to offer up a gossip bit herself FFS?!??!?

      Btw I think is Carrie Underwood

      • denisemich says:

        The mean girl is Carrie Underwood. Taylor has decided to be a Pop artist but I think it was to just get away from Carrie

      • Zigggy says:

        Carrie Underwood is exactly who I thought too. She’s a notorious b*tch.

      • Mike says:

        I think the Mean Girl is Katy Perry now. I thought it was Carrie Underwood too until Katy Perry released a subtle “Mean Girl” reference this morning. Perry is another passive aggressive woman who has thrown her friends under the bus a few times. Maybe she will write a song about Swifty. Epic battle coming up

      • Dio says:

        Nailed it again QQ! Also, agree it’s CU! Have read several CU interviews that left me w/a chill!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think its Katy Perry. In the full article, Taylor says something like “it could have been personal, but it wasn’t”, which makes me think about John Mayer, and how it probably annoyed Perry to know that Taylor was with him earlier.

        Add to that the back up dancer drama, and I think it is totally Katy Perry.

      • Anna says:

        It could be Carrie but based on the rest of ther interview it seems like it’s Katy Perry

    • I Choose Me says:

      Yep! I was starting to like her too, thinking she’d matured a little but then this interview happened and I’m like nope, still the same catty, insecure princess.

    • Sticks says:

      Totally agree. She looks like Karlie Kloss in these pics. Swifty is trying to transform herself to look just like her. It’s kinda weird, actually.

    • Ag says:

      @abbott – your comment is perfection.

    • Gypsy says:

      Totally agreed, whenever she has an album or promotion she always complain how much of a victim she is, she’s just trying to create another Kanye pity hysteria for sales.

    • Exactly. Its like reading the rantings of a really immature teen. I love the”I’ve been working out a lot”…..I think what she means by that is “I’ve been going to the gym and getting juices and being papped walking out in my “outfit”….

      • Ange says:

        Yeah, I’m not seeing any muscle as a result of all this working out so I’m not sure where she’s ‘feeling strong’.

    • Lovelee85 says:

      I think it’s Carrie Underwood! I know some people in the business that say she is fake and a nightmare. Lol

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      She’s just pandering to her audience; she loves Girls and Lena, she’s a Shoshanna! Mean girls are just jealous haters. Sounds like every teen at the mall.

  2. lisa2 says:

    Not everyone looks sexy in a wet shirt and jeans. Taylor should stick to her regular. This is not a sexy cover to me.

    • Lucy says:

      I agree. She has always been completely asexual to me. She is pretty, and has a great figure. However, put the package all together and it just doesn’t cut it.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      I totally agree. Her schtick is virginal princess dumbtard and that doesn’t translate well into sex appeal. Whether or not they’ve got it behind closed doors, some people just can’t sell sex, period.

    • Lori says:

      She kinda got a Katie Holmes vibe when it comes to sex appeal. Everythings there…..should be sexy, but its not.

  3. ncboudicca says:

    I am on the fence about this cover. Why is she so hunched, and is it only “sexy” if we can see bones under skin? Otherwise, I like that she is trying to be sexy without wearing a hoochie outfit. I’m not even sure my comment makes sense. Time for more coffee…

    • PunkyMomma says:

      More coffee, here, too.☕️

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I like this cover, mostly because I think if it had been another artist, we would be able to see nips through that t-shirt.

      The very fact that Taylor successfully kept her nips private seems like a victory to me!

  4. PunkyMomma says:

    That’s Showbiz, sweetie.

  5. Lila says:

    I pictured Miley Cyrus as the mean girl. I could see Tay-Tay’s precious act getting on her nerves.

    • Nya says:

      The thing is that Taylor is actually in control of her life and career, unlike Miley’s sinking ship.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        I know that is not a popular argument but I think Miley is in control of her career.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        I think people in the limelight have what I call political intelligence, i.e., they have a politician’s ability to know what people want out of them and how to use that knowledge to get and maintain attention and approval.
        I think both of them are pretty good at that, but I have never bought into the bullstories that Swizzle is a Girl Wunderkind who’s in charge of the back office and the investment accounts, and that Cyrus is an out-of-control party girl who doesn’t have the foggiest inklling what she’s doing onstage. Even my 63 year old mother gives Miley props for keeping everyone’s attention post-Disney. Nobody who makes tens of millions of dollars on behalf of so many people is entirely in control of anything.

      • A VERY Special Snowflake* says:

        They might not have always been in control, (especially Miley. Judging by a lot of what she has said, she was definitely not in control during the Hannah Montana Days and her early and mid teen years) but I do think that at this point both of them are in control of their careers/lives.
        Sometimes when we don’t particularly like a celebrity or approve of their choices, it’s easy for us to go, “Clearly so-and-so is not in control of what they’re doing, they’re just exploited little puppet victims doing what they’re told to do against their will.” But I think both of them are doing what they want to do with their images and lives, and nothing in either of their interviews indicates that they’re victims being pushed into something they don’t want.

    • Victoria 1 says:

      My $$ is on Miley!

      Oh boo hoo, people make fun of your dating life that you got rich off of… I think no one will date her because they know she’s crazy.

      • Dani2 says:

        It’s not Miley, Taylor said that the person tried to sabotage an entire tour, Miley never did that, I don’t think she cares enough about Taylor lol.

    • Dani2 says:

      It’s definitely Katy Perry. She hired some of Taylors dancers like one week to the time when her tour was about to start.

      • Heat says:

        Yes, my first thought was Katy Perry, also. She kind of strikes me as the type of person that would give off a frienemy vibe as well.

      • raptor says:

        The “it wasn’t even about a guy” thing also points to Katy Perry… as in, people might assume it’s about John Mayer, but it’s about something else.

      • Erinn says:

        That’s pretty terrible, really.

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      I don’t think it is Miley. For all of her stupidity, she never seemed spiteful or hateful towards another female performer. I think it is Katy Perry. She does have a mean-girl strike in her.

      • Gypsy says:

        Are you kidding!!!
        Katy Perry is know in the industry as one o the nicest entertainers around by her competitors and peers.
        Perry is squeaky clean, her only blemish was when she dated John Mayer. I think Taylor Swift picked the wrong person to call a villain, Swift’s reputation is not as clean as Katy Perry.
        What happened Taylor, Kanye is out of the country?

  6. Bernadette says:

    She is so annoying. Her new song/image is annoying and underwhelming. I honestly can’t stand her.

    And has anyone else noticed her new obsession with Lena Dunham and Girls? It aggravates me to think about Lena’s smug smile whenever her name is mentioned in a Taylor Swift interview. I personally don’t think that Taylor is maturing. She has just found a new personality to latch on (Lena’s). It just so happens that this personality is overly pretentious, and falsely claims being a generational voice in her quest for attention.

    • I Choose Me says:

      She does do that doesn’t she? Latch on to other females. But it seems to me that a lot of her friendships are purely out of self-interest on her part. I’m thinking in particular of her friendship with Lourdes.

  7. Lizzie says:

    Have you seen what katy perry tweeted!

    “Never trust a Regina George in sheeps clothing”

    Oh! Such good shade Katy. And swifty is such a regina! You can almost hear hear saying “you can’t sit with us” to people!

    • Zee says:

      Eh, but Katy has a history of making nasty, passive aggressive comments that people let slide because she comes off as dim and sugary sweet in interviews and will compliment the person in the next sentence. Katy is totally the girl who goes “You look great in those jeans….they hide your thighs.” She recently did it to Miley… It’s not hard to think she has a nasty, mean streak after her repeated digs at Russell years later…that said Taylor blabbing to RS is dumb too.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        “You look great in those jeans . . . they hide your thighs.” Well said, Zee.

        If Katy Perry and Taylor Swift descend into a pit, my money’s totally on Katy being the one to emerge victorious.

      • Peppa says:

        I think Katy is the Regina George

      • megs283 says:

        Argh. My husband’s good friend’s wife is like that…and I never know how to take it. “Congrats on getting engaged! Are you going to lose weight for the wedding?” or “So it’s true what they say about pregnancy…you grow extra hair on your face?” I don’t know if she’s a psycho mastermind, or a completely dim bulb.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, Katy seems to be way more passive aggressive and mean. The way she handled her divorce was really telling.

        Putting a smiley face next to your signature on divorce documents is SUCH a Mean Girl Wannabe thing to do.

    • raptor says:

      I’ve always seen Swifty as more of a Gretchen Weiners, to be honest.

      • Lauren says:

        Katy Perry is vindictive and pretends to be an airhead. Her parents are church preachers- and Katy learned the Hypocrite game from Mum and Dad. Katy annoys me more than anyone.

    • mia girl says:

      Maybe Perry should extend the olive branch and send Swift a case of Kalteen bars.

    • Steph says:

      I am not really a Katy Perry fan but I am glad she shaded Swifty. Swifty is getting to big for her high waisted hot pants. It was Katy’s dancers who made the choice to leave Swifty to reunite for Katy’s tour. Swifty shouldn’t hold Katy accountable for those dancer’s choices. If Swifty wasn’t a mean girl she would have contacted Perry directly to discuss the situation!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Katy’s dancers were probably offered more money to leave Swift, which is still a questionable business practice. It is an action that is meant to burn bridges. Breaking contracts isn’t a casual “choice”.

      • Marianne says:

        I agree that the dancers left on their own accord, but there could have already been some bad blood between them (with the whole John Mayer thing).

  8. Aussie girl says:

    From what I have read, the mean girl is Katy perry. She stole some if swifts back up dancers half way through her tour. But who knows..? And as much as this pains me to say, I just can’t hate on Taylor. I know!!! But I like the girl, she seems sweet and from what I again read is nothing but nice to everyone that works for her. Like baking cookies . I know she is a completely girly girl, but if I had a daughter I would want her to be listen to Taylor rather than miley. I just think she is fairly harmless.

    • Charlie says:

      I agree with you, I like Taylor too.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Dude, have you listened to the off-key churlish whining that she calls music? Baking cookies for your enablers does not a nice person make.

    • T.C. says:

      Every one has a right to their opinion but it’s always a head scratcher when I hear Taulor described as harmless and being not mean to anyone when she is famous for writing mean songs about her ex-boyfriends and other girls who she thinks she’s better than. She is the ultimate passive-aggressive mean girl that uses the sweet blonde Angel look to get away with it. Can someone explain why they think she’s harmless?

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        I think it is because she doesn’t sell sex. No matter how much sexual liberations we go through, a girly girl with no sexual attraction is somehow still much more harmless than the girl who sells sex. To me, all of young popular women stars are equally ridicolous.

      • Steph says:

        I completely agree with you. One of the main reasons why I do not hold Taylor Swift out as any type of role model for my young daughters is that she enjoys playing the victim!

        Taylor is no Joan rivers! Could you imagine Joan playing the meek little passive aggressive victim?

      • Josefa says:

        I see that as more childish and immature than mean. She’s young and has always lived a comfortable life, so she doesn’t have any topics to sing about other than typical teenage crap.

        Should she get over it? Absolutely. But I don’t see bad intentions in Swifty.

      • T.C. says:

        @Maybe I am crazy,

        From the responses I think you may be right. Being “non-sexual” as a female celebrity is translated to “harmless” no matter what you do. If her ex-boyfriends were to kiss and tell or bitch about her in their songs like she does he would be viewed as “mean” and “ungentlemanly” whereas she is simply labelled naive and immature.

    • Kris29 says:


    • Sullivan says:

      Yeah, I can’t work-up any hate or even dislike for Taylor. She works hard. Her tours employ a lot of people. Always professional – no cancelations due to “exhaustion.” Her songs? Harmless. She’s not sing-bragging about her sexual prowess or about bitch-slapping a ho. I’m not a fan, but I don’t think she’s a menace to society.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        No, she’s sing-bragging about her pseudo good-girl moral superiority and what a bunch of hos all the other girls are, and how everyone of every gender has apparently victimized her and will continue to do so indefinitely because that’s a much easier stance than maturing and realizing that you have done nasty and hurtful things to many people in your life too.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I like her too. I agree with others that she’s VERY immature, but she seems like such a sensitive girl, so I always end up feeling weirdly protective of her.

    • idsmith says:

      Me too, I’m surprised by the dislike sent her way. I actually met her once at a Children’s Hospital fundraiser when she first hit it big. She was so nice, accommodating and seemed very genuine. She didn’t know she was showing up at a hospital until the last minute. She was scheduled to do a radio interview but the station was doing a fundraiser so she came over anyway. She didn’t mind all the extra people hanging around, wasn’t precious and didn’t demand we clear the room. Can’t hate on this girl for some reason.

    • MsMercury says:

      I like her too even though I don’t care for her music. She seems like a nice girl and never gets in trouble. The only thing I see people can hate on her for is that she is ~passive aggressive. Sort OT: Howard Stern & Rosie O went through something similar with Jay Leno stealing people that worked for them. And neither of them forgave him for it either. I think celebs who take their jobs seriously, care when someone else thinks they can take parts of their show and think they can replicate it. I don’t blame the dancers though they probably got a pay increase or something.

  9. Ellen says:

    She’s still crying about Fey and Poehler’s joke at the Golden Globes? I know Swift must have done the interview weeks ago, but it’s terrible timing to complain about that, the week that all the celebrities whom Joan Rivers absolutely crushed with her stand-up are stepping up to praise her memory.

    Sweetheart, you are one of the most famous people on earth, and you made your fortune writing songs about your boyfriends. Fine if you want to change your schtick so that people make jokes about something else about you, but (a) then you actually have to change your schtick and (b) comedians will find something else to joke about you. Because that means you’ve made it! Laugh and try to get the stick out of your behind.

    • Dani2 says:

      Yeah, I think it’s really embarrassing that she is still so upset about that after almost two whole years. Girlfriend needs to take her own advice and “Shake it off”.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I completely agree with you guys. Get over it.
        But as I posted above, I think she’s just ultra-sensitive and not good at hiding it.

        It’s more embarrassing for her to still be butt-hurt about it after all this time.

    • Abbott says:

      This girl doesn’t know how to let things go, whether it’s boys, hairstyles, a schtick, or a joke from two comics. Bitter is not a good look on Swift.

    • Blythe says:

      In Taylor’s defense, what Amy and Tina said was embarrassing. Taylor was, pretty much, put on the spot for something she knows about and everyone else knows about – how she is a serial dater. They didn’t have to publicly shame her in that way. I’m no Taylor fan, but who wouldn’t be upset about that? What’s more upsetting is that people think Taylor should just sit back and laugh about how everyone thinks she is a joke. That’s not really funny … Look at the situation from both perspectives.

      • Dani2 says:

        Okay but Leo got made fun of for constantly dating supermodels and Clooney got made fun of as well but they aren’t still talking about it nearly two years later. Two years is a lot of time to spend being bitter about a joke that was made about you. I love Taylor but she needs to grow up and learn to laugh at herself a little.

      • Alyssa Callaway says:

        I disagree that it was out of line. Have you seen an awards show before? The hosts almost always engage with the audience and make fun of how they’re portrayed in the media.

        It was funny and she should learn to laugh about it like Dani2 says (also was going to point out the Leo and Clooney stuff) because it’s not an attack on her character like you seem to think. The joke wasn’t even that caustic, it was pretty gentle compared to some of the other stuff bc Tina said she needed “me time.” Not mean spirited. She was not singled out in the least, and “publicly shamed” is a bit dramatic. Especially because it’s already out there. She needs to let this go.

        I like her as well, but her hypocrisy is a big sticking point with me. Her reaction was saying there’s a “special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” was rich (but I love that Tina made a call back to that response when Amy won the next year). She regularly slut shames other girls or denigrates them simply because she thinks their boyfriends would be be better off with her. It’s problematic for me. Because before her recent (on trend) feminist realization, she wasn’t doing much to help other women. If she can’t take it, don’t dish it out.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Come on…it wasn’t out of line. Far worse things have been said during the comedy roasts, award shows, etc.
        She’s been in the industry long enough to know that she needs to have a thicker skin.

      • Charlie says:

        Beacuse a serial dater who is a man is still considered a player, while a woman is desperate. It’s not the same.

      • Bridget says:

        Fey joked for Swift to “stay away from Michael J Fox’s son” and that she needed some “me time” to “figure stuff out”. Pretty mild stuff, especially considering that she was dating a 17/18 year old that was still in high school at the time. I’m getting secondhand embarrassment that she’s still complaining about it!

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Come on, if someone makes a joke at your expense, you just have to take it like a good sport, especially at an awards show. The fact that she is still upset about it shows how immature she is, not that the joke was so shameful. She takes herself too seriously, she took the joke too seriously and it’s a very unattractive quality. She needs to drop all reference to it.

    • kpoodle says:

      When a comedian makes a joke about you, it means you’re relevant. She needs to get over it.

  10. Louise177 says:

    It seems like it’s Katy Perry. Other sites are claiming she stole some of her backup dancers. Rihanna doesn’t make any sense since Taylor said she thought she was friends with the person. I don’t recall she and Rihanna ever talking or hanging out. People are trying to say Carrie Underwood but again doesn’t make sense. I don’t think she was on tour this year, just a handful of dates and a lot of her bandmembers have been with her for a long time.

    I hate when people play something up then get annoyed when people follow-up on it. If you don’t like people talking about your lovelife don’t constantly write songs and albums about the guys and talk about in interviews. A lot of singers write about relationships but Taylor makes it a part of her image. She makes the relationship more important than the song.

  11. aligoat says:

    I was thinking Carrie Underwood at first but Katy Perry makes sense too.

    And please tell me you don’t actually believe Taylor and Harry dated. Taylor is milking that PR stunt for all it’s worth (which is not much).

  12. Barbiegirl says:

    I actually think that she looks great in the cover and she seems like she is growing up a little, or maybe her PR simply told her not to date for let’s day 2 years, so that they can have time to rebuild her image .

    Anyway the fact that she writes constantly songs about exes is now her trademark, not in a good way , but if thus us the life experience she is drawing from when writing songs there is not that much wrong about it .
    After all she makes millions so she might as well continue doing what she has done so far music wise.

    Overall I do not dislike her , but I really think she should stop talking about cats as this give – I am sorry – a boy of old spinster vibes…

    • Aussie girl says:

      Yes it is abit crazy cat lady

    • Candy Love says:

      I’m going with PR simply told her not to date for let’s day 2 years, so that they can have time to rebuild her image . Instead she turn into Kim K 2.0 with her daily pap walks and her going to the gym but not working out and empty gym bag.

  13. Mata says:

    She is just so damn humorless, isn’t she? I mean we’ve already seen how she can’t laugh at herself at all, but there’s nothing witty, self effacing, or intentionally humorous in anything she says. She just comes off as so uptight and lacking self awareness.

  14. Kaiser says:

    You guys are making a good case for Katy! That’s probably the Mean Girl. Plus they both got douche-tagged by John Mayer. Gross.

  15. Mrs. Darcy says:

    She wishes she was a Shoshanna, she’s a total Marnie if ever there was one.

    • Ellie says:

      I totally agree.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Well I for one take all this as a sign of my advanced state of aging, since I myself have always been a Miranda and have no earthly clue who any of these Girls girls even are!

    • Charlie says:

      What’s so wrong with being a Marnie? I don’t watch Girls all that much, but Marnie seems to be the stable one.
      WAAMS, good for you for being a Miranda. She’s my favourite in SATC aswell.

  16. Melibea4ever says:

    Other blogs are saying is Carrie underwood but I’m not really sure it’s true

  17. InvaderTak says:

    Is she serious? So now she’s just straight up mean girling and not even being subtle about it. Step off swifty. She can dish it out buy not take it. That’s a trait found in school yard bullies.

  18. Mary Jo says:

    K. Perry and she is going to confirm it by commenting on the BI.

  19. Sabrina says:

    This interview was very interesting however it really doesn’t make me like her any more than I previously did.

    When Taylor first came onto the scene I was kind of ambivalent about her but the longer she’s been around the more that I find her whole image to be fake. I’m aware that most celebrities also have a carefully cultivated image but hers seems too try-hard. I also find her new single to be terrible.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Is it getting a lot of play in the States? I live in Asia so it’s hard to tell.

  20. Maria says:

    of course she is not going to like comedians making fun of her dating life, but she herself put it out there. if you make money with your dating life its fair game for everyone in the public. look at Matt Damon, huge star for a very long time. keeps his marriage out of the papers. if you dont date every assumed gay teen heartthrob its possible to stay under the radar 99% of the time if you dont take drugs or have affairs.

    it is so sad because she has so much going on for her, very succesful musician, not just some dancing autotuned half naked robot with songs from other people.
    but again we are talking about the womans love life and not her professional life. BUT as i said: it is because she makes it one, there is no distinction between private and professional life with her.

    i’d tell her to date a low key guy but what low key guy wants that kind of scrutinty that she brought into her life and wants to face the risk of being in songs of her next album? she basically closed that door herself.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I agree on the romance front, she did this to herself, what guy wants to date someone who might write a scathing song about them after they break up?

  21. OriginalTessa says:

    There’s the John Mayer connection with Katy and Taylor… I always forget about that. Hollywood is such a weird place. You see these people, and they’ve slept with your boyfriend… and then they steal your dancers. Oh, the drama.

    • Dani2 says:

      Yeah, and both Taylor and Selena dated (bearded for) Taylor Lautner so I find it really weird that people are so cool with just swapping partners lol. It grosses me out a little.

      • OriginalTessa says:

        We used to all date the same people in high school. My best friends and I would just swap boyfriends every six weeks or so like it was nothing. Hollywood is high school. What a nightmare!

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      There’s a lot of flakes in Hollywood, they can’t maintain relationships very long.

  22. Emma33 says:

    I thought her little aside, “and it wasn’t even about a guy!”, revealed a lot about her maturity level. Why would anyone over the age of nineteen assume it WAS about a guy?!

    • Marianne says:

      Probably because Taylor gets made fun of constantly dating, that she probably thought most people would assume that.

  23. Christin says:

    She seems harmless overall, but there is something about her that makes her seem stuck in middle school. Complaining about a nameless mean girl is interesting when she’s made her own bank being passive-aggressive via songwriting.

    The part about working out and getting strong is funny when she’s been called out for primping in preparation for her pap strolls from the gym. I think she has peaked career-wise, and fewer people will handle her with kid gloves. She better be strengthening her backbone.

  24. aenflex says:

    If I had a daughter, I would be very grateful for entertainers like Taylor Swift. Say what you will about her image, dating life and secret mean girl attitude. Her songs, videos and overall message is light years better than those of her peers.

  25. flutters says:

    The blind item is definitely about Katy Perry because in Taylor’s world, hiring away a few dancers means she “basically tried to wreck an arena tour.” But this is what one of the dancers in question had to say:

    `I was with Taylor for the first six months,” Brownlie said.

    “It was a great experience and she’s a great person to work with, but then Katy contacted us.”

    Perry contacted her three former dancers to say she was releasing another album (Prism ) and wanted them to join her on a second world tour.

    Brownlie spent 10 months in 2011 touring with Perry for her California Dreams world tour.

    “Obviously we were with Katy for 2 1/2 years, she’s like family to us, so we were, like, `absolutely’,” Brownlie said.

    “We weren’t really dancing in Taylor’s tour anyway so I had got a little bored and I really wanted to do a promo tour.”


    There’s more about the differences working with Katy versus working with Taylor at the link.

    Taylor often comes off the embodiment of “dishes it out but can’t take it.” She’s enjoyed the protective treatment in the country world as the young one but it’ll be interesting seeing how she handles herself in the pop world where all gloves are off.

    Did anybody else see her quote about how the way she views other females has changed? She basically admitted that when she was chasing boyfriends, she saw other females as competition for her boyfriends and she seems to think that’s a normal general reaction. Um, no it’s not. But now she is about basking in the reflected glory of fellow female awesomeness. It’s very Rachel from Friends in that episode where the women were all reading that faux empowerment book about wind. ITA with the person who commented above that Taylor’s just found a new personality to latch onto in Lena Dunham and her sudden embrace of feminism is nothing more than rebranding.

    • Hannah says:

      I don’t like either of them but from what I heard the dancers jumped ship a week before the tour started. So I don’t have any problems understanding that Taylor and her management got pissed. It’s incredibly unprofessional of the dancers first and foremost.

      • Dani2 says:

        Yup, totally unprofessional, putting together an arena tour takes a lot of hard work and practise and according to one of the dancers, he’d been with Taylor for six months. It was unprofessional of the dancers to leave so close to the start of the tour and it was unprofessional of Katy to coax the dancers out of their contracts with Taylor.

      • flutters says:

        Katy poaching 3 dancers with whom she already had a working relationship when they were committed to somebody else does qualify her for the “Not Cool” Olympics. But it doesn’t rise to the level of “basically trying to wreck” somebody else’s arena tour IMO and it’s overdramatic to say “We’re just straight-up enemies now.”

        Is Katy Perry guilty of not caring about inconveniencing Taylor Swift’s tour? Sure looks it, and I’m not saying Taylor Swift had no right to be annoyed. But is Taylor Swift overreacting like she has a history of doing? IMO yes. Also, it’s weird that she’d make this so personal with Katy when the 3 dancers apparently made their own call to jump ship and odds are it was Katy’s tour management more than Katy who worked to bring the 3 dancers back. Yes the buck stops with Katy but for the song to be just about her instead of everybody involved in awfully convenient and really points to this being a PR stunt more than anything else.

      • Pamela says:

        It is very unprofessional. I am also curious though—don’t these dancers sign any type of contract? It seems odd. Like, what would happen if say TS had a 20 person dance crew for her tour, and halfway through the tour 18 of them left the morning of a show?

        I suppose a big areana tour is a gig that lots of dancers would kill for, so maybe it isn’t something that ever happens. But it just seems like it would benefit both the dancer AND the pop star to have a contract.

      • Dany says:

        wow yes. Imagine finding new dancers who have just a few day to learn all choreos? That´s horror.

        And yes, why had they no contracts? How can they easily quit and go? Always thought dancers, background singers and the rest have to sign contracts that bind them for the whole tour.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        They would CERTAINLY have contracts. My guess is that Katy’s team offered to pay for any expense that came out of breaking them.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        …I am revising my thoughts. There would have been an agreement, but typically dancers are ‘at will’ employees, meaning they can leave or the tour can cut them at any time.

        At the same time, touring is a very small group of people, and even though this might be good for Katy now, it will probably haunt the dancers themselves. Pulling out so close to a show, after VISA paperwork etc. has been processed, is a very unprofessional move.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        It’s not that big a deal, people drop out of productions all the time.

  26. M.A.F. says:

    Again with her not being able to take criticism. Does she really think that no one walks through this life w/o getting criticize? Especially being an artist? If she can’t handle it then she needs to fine a new line of work. She herself set up the jokes about her love life, she wrote those songs & then talked about her exes to the media. Now she is shading someone else, wrote a song about it & I’m sure in a few months times she will get upset because the media is fueling some “war” between her & this “Mean Girl.”

    On a more positive note, I actually do like the cover.

  27. G. says:

    So basically you’re building her up by tearing everyone else down. Classy.
    It’s okay to like someone without dissing someone else, you know.

  28. Hannah says:

    Must be Katy perry, she just took to twitter to slam ” Regina George in sheeps clothing”.

  29. AmeliaLynne says:

    So it’s two different people “bad blood” is about, right? The second has to be Katy Perry but who’s the first, the one who makes compliments seem like insults?

    I wish Taylor would actually mature instead of just using big words she found in the dictionary.

    • Dio says:

      In the south, mean girls usually begin with or end with “well bless your heart”, when they’re shading… They walk away & you are like, WTF just happened? A sugary sweet hit & run!
      Carrie Underwood? Tay Tay was country first.

  30. Yup says:

    I wish they would just cut the bs and be honest. I would just say “oh that time? Yeah I’m sort of neurotic and did some crazy stuff when I liked that guy. And yeah I’m emotional but I’m okay with it” instead they try to apply the perfect Instagram filter to their words and image but we all see thought it. They would all be more likable if they just owned their faults instead of spewing out PR lines.

  31. Tim Whatley says:

    Arrested development. She’s stuck at 14.

  32. Veronica says:

    She’s obviously trying to pull the Miley move and use “sexy” to look more mature. Which is hilarious because she shaded it for so long. That’s the problem with playing the lovesick girl for so long, Swifty.

    Also, if you don’t want your private life capitalized on, STOP. F*CKING. DISCUSSING. IT. I’m sure she doesn’t mind all the money she made off those albums, so I don’t buy that she regrets it one bit. She might, however, regret how hard it makes reinventing herself for an older (and likely female) audience because really – how many adult women do you know who are on board with her?

  33. Chinoiserie says:

    She kind of looks like Mila Jojovich here. And it is nice that she looks different here but I see no reason why she would have to have sexier shoots if she does not feel like it. Her style suits her in my opinion.

  34. dilettante says:

    Aw, I like her and I think the cover is really pretty. She’s still fairly young and you can call her uptight but she’s got herself together and is very professional and has always been. Unlike a lot of her contemporaries. She might annoy some people but she’s nowhere close to as horrible as some of these comments might suggest. So what if she’s a bit oversensitive. And if this is the extent of her “cattiness” it’s really not that bad, at least in my opinion. My kids love her music and it’s catchy and I love that I don’t have to censor it. And why is it a bad thing that she’s not “sexy” in her new video? I don’t think her demographic is looking to see that. The video makes my kids laugh in a good way. Also, so what if she loves cats or has cat stickers on her phone…must make her smile to look at them. If she had a rhinestone skull, people would call her a poser.

    • Veronica says:

      I don’t mind the cover, either, though I do think based on her VMA outfit and this cover, she is trying to inject more sensuality into her look to get people ready for her “woman” phase.

      As a performer? I’m not her biggest fan, but kids could get worse for performance role models. As an adult woman, I find her gratingly immature and frustratingly hypocritical. (Keeping in mind, in only three years older.) I’ve never quite got over her VF stunt, calling on women to side with her against Fey and Poehler when she had previously stated that people shouldn’t critique the ubiquitous love theme in her music because she never claimed to be a feminist. One or the other, Swifty, you don’t get it both ways. (As a queer woman, I also have major problems with “Picture to Burn.”). She does seem to be finally – FINALLY – starting to show hints of maturation with her recent comments about her changing perspectives on her experiences of being female in society, but this interview goes a long way to show she’s got a lot of growing to go that most people have already accomplished by 25. I wouldn’t class her with Bieber, but I understand the point that they both exhibit the stunted maturity you see in stars who made it young. Neither of them have had to hear “No” for a very long time.

  35. Asiyah says:

    “Never trust a Regina George in Cady Heron clothing” would have been a lot more effective. Both of these females are wack.

  36. Bridget says:

    She’s uncomfortable with confrontation yet she un-subtley calls someone out in an interview with a major publication?

  37. Dancinnancy says:

    I like her music. I buy her singles. I would never ever go to a concert because she cannot actually sing.

    She has donated beaucoup money around the City of Nashville so I cut her a lot of slack. I also think her RS photos look great. They tried something different with her and I like it.

    That said, I long for the days before social media when we didn’t realize how big of a jerk celebrities really could be. I idolized Tom Cruise when I was younger. And Elijah Wood was someone I grew up with – we are the same age- I was definitely a POP and Tiger Beat girl. But now, I don’t think I would want to be friends with either of them and I enjoyed their work so much more before I knew they were odd. I’m trying really hard to separate the artist from the work, bit it gets harder and harder to do.

  38. Dexstar says:

    Very hot cover. She looks gorgeous . And very sexy.

  39. Jayna says:

    Katy Perry tweeted: “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing….”

    LOL Good comeback by Katy.

  40. Elias says:

    Did anyone read the whole article ? The whole Karlie bedroom thing just creeped me out ! If I had a friend that did that I would flip da f@#k out !!! But I’m a guy so …..

  41. Josefa says:

    My money is on Katy Perry too. She has always striked me as a passive-agressive backstabbing bitch.

    Swifty still sounds too immature for her age but she’s harmless. The cover? You simply aren’t sexy, Taylor. You look like a scared wet cat.

  42. Xantha says:

    First of all, this is Katy Perry she’s talking about. A few of her dancers actually worked with Katy first and when she asked if they could join her on her promo tour for Prism last year they jumped at the chance. The article below talks about it more and the dancer interviewed pretty much admitted to liking working with Katy more than with Taylor.


    And I agree, she hasn’t changed her stick at all. The reason why I think people have such an issue with her is not that she writes songs about people, but that she does it in a blatant gossipy fashion. She practically begs you to find out who she’s talking about with code messages in album notes and dropping hints in interviews like this one but yet she plays victim and refuses to acknowledge that she invites the tabloids and gossip blogs into her life.

    Look at Adele. She writes/sings about heartbreak as well but she lives her life away from the spotlight. I bet nobody here knows who 21 is about either.

  43. Loren says:

    If I took a back up dancing job for Swift and Perry wanted me, I’d be with perry SO FAST! Only because swift would be teaching me her shitty dance moves. She’s so annoying. Go away swifty freeze.

    • Ava says:

      What Swift annoying ??? have you seen Perry dance..or sing cause she can’t do either and Taylor tour was mostly Stadiums while Perry is areas .. To totally different levels and with releasing a new album Taylor probably tour next year, these poor dancers will regret hoping on Perry bandwagon when they out of work next year.
      How much of a sad sack is Perry for a husband to dump you by a text.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I have a friend who is on Katy’s tour, and he said it is the most annoying tour he has ever been a part of. But at least he gets paid well, having to listen to the screeching every night.

  44. smcollins says:

    I’ve never really been a fan, and she isn’t doing much to change that. I just don’t get the appeal. I will admit that I felt bad for her after that whole Kanye incident, but still. She doesn’t seem any different from celebrities that are famous for who they date, she just happens to write songs about it. She seems a bit phony as well. I saw her in an interview a few years ago on the Sunday Morning Show, and I swear Leslie Staul was kind of making fun of her. She questioned the genuineness of Taylor’s wide-eyed bewilderment as she gazed at the audience every time she took the stage. It was kind of awesome.

  45. Miss M says:

    Perry has commented on twitter! lol

    They are so mature! But what to expect from women who dated John Mayer?!

  46. Jessica says:

    I’m clearly in the minority here, but I like her. I think she’s very pretty, classy and has a great style. I get tired of seeing all these women use their sexuality to get ahead and I’m so tired of these tactics. She seems like she’s taken a step back to be single as opposed to relationship hopping, and seems like she has a good head on her shoulders.

    • Abbicci says:

      I understand about the overt sexuality bothering some people. it helps to know it’s used to sell records. Katy Perry is only like Katy Perry when she has to sell something,they are all putting on a show to sell something.I don’t see the difference between using the virginal good girl to sell records and the sexy woman to sell records. They are all selling something, just to different markets. How close Taylor is to the image she is selling is anyone’s guess.

      • Jessica says:

        While I agree with each performer having an image, far too many of the female images are overtly sexual – it’s not close to being original anymore. It’s not like women haven’t always been objectified and obviously women still are, although they are more in control of allowing it to happen to them. I’m just bored of it – where’s the real talent these days?

  47. littlestar says:

    Oh grow up, Taylor. You don’t like confrontation yet you passive aggressively give a blind item about a “mean girl” to a major music publication? *eye roll*

  48. Sara says:

    I kind of feel sorry for the girl. She was socially awkward before making it to fame and now she is socially akawrd growing up in the music and entertainment business. She is just trying to fit in somewhere and doesn’t really know who she is just like every other early twenty something. I say leave the poor girl alone. I don’t think she is a drug user, she doesn’t dress like a slut, and seems to care about her image/ role model status. A nice change if you ask me.

  49. Amy says:

    Hmmmm I was thinking the mean girl was Carrie Underwood. The girl is a walking posterchild for blonde and bitchy sorority girl (and I was in a sorority I know the type), she just exudes pettiness!

  50. Elias says:

    I don’t buy , for one minute the “everyone’s gonna feel sorry for me because I haven’t dated anyone for a year and a half” shtick . Not for one damn minute … She’s been seeing dudes on the DL for sure …. unless she’s been doing Karlie … Seriously , This chick has the money to disappear any time she wants with whomever she wants and go wherever she wants where no paps exist . This the whole daily pap walk in NYC has just been a PR setup from the get go just to keep her in the press , you know , just to keep the buzz going . God she is SOOO contrived it’s almost sickening . P.S. I read the whole article …

    • Veronica says:

      Oh, I believe she probably hasn’t dated, just rolled my eyes at the suggestion people would feel bad for her. She has EVERYTHING without really struggling for it. She doesn’t want people to trivialize her, but then she places dating issues in the category of “traumatic.” The lack of self-awareness in the ultra wealthy is mind blowing to me.

  51. KatyD says:

    This is her thing, isn’t it? Shade someone famous, make us guess the name, and use the whole thing as a PR stunt. It used to be her dating life, and now it’s some random singer who stole her back-up dancers. Oh, the horror–we can all relate to your pain, Taylor. Pretty soon she won’t have anyone want to be around her unless she pays them up front.

    I guess it’s better than taking off your clothes for attention, like some other singers. So, there’s that.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I don’t see how it’s better, TBH, it’s still attention seeking and at the expense of someone else. How is that more virtuous than a scantily clad performer? Dressing like she’s a refuge from the 1950’s doesn’t make her any nicer when she’s writing songs about ex-boyfriends or “mean girls.” Using other people to make a name for yourself is not exactly an attractive quality no matter what you’re wearing.

      • Xantha says:

        Thank you Bob for saying this. I never understood why people were supposed to just applaud that she doesn’t wear scantily clad clothing. Like that makes her a better person or something? She’s still a famewhore who seems incapable of doing anything lowkey or under the radar. She can’t even go to the GYM without making a production out of it!

      • KatyD says:

        I guess when I say better, I only mean Taylor swift’s shenanigans are less-often used, than saying wearing a bra/panties for attention. It seems like every pop star is doing the T&A thing which makes Swift seem like a stand-out in comparison. I think Swift can write songs better than Katy Perry. It’s unfortunate that her songs are all these silly dramas she has with other famous people or with her ex’s. But now that’s become her attention-getting ploy. If she’d grow up and
        write more adult songs…she might have more longevity.

  52. Abbicci says:

    OMG Is Swifty throwing a fit because grown professional people made a choice between working for her and working for Katy? They are real human beings and not property. They get to decide who they are going to work for.It’s a job and not a friendship, even if they are used to make up numbers at her July 4th parties in Newport.

    Maybe she should take a look at her show and how she treats the people who work for her. If she was so wonderful to work for and her show was so great, they wouldn’t have jumped ship. But why bother with that when you can be a rich idiot who thinks she owns the little people who work for her.

    • Gypsy says:

      Pay was probably the same but they decided to go with the nicer person.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I know people that work for Katy, and it isn’t wonderful. Money talks as well, not just people being “nice”. People CAN be great to work with, but if they are being bought out then that won’t matter. “Nice” doesn’t pay rent, you know?

      Regardless, if they were already employed by another tour, it is a devious business practice to buy them out from someone else. The touring community isn’t very large, and it might put the dancers’ future employment at risk if they are seen as being undependable. It is very expensive to put on a world tour, and there is a lot of paperwork (Visas, etc) that goes on before show #1.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        People drop out of shows all the time and continue to have careers, the dancers are free to work where they want, they’re not slaves and there is nothing devious about choosing to work somewhere else.

  53. qwerty says:

    “I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime.”

    Oh, honey…

  54. birdy says:

    Oh look, how surprising. Swifty thinks she is the victim AGAIN. She has to blame everyone else and take no accountability to her own involvement other than to take sole ownership of the things that make her money or go to number 1. I get the her fanbase is teenage girls but even they have to be seeing the same excuses over the past 5 years. The “woe is me, I’m so hard working and everyone is out to get me / jealous / slutty / bad person to my angelic self” blame game. But then, her parents get a cut of her earnings and does she have many people around her that aren’t on the payroll that might tell her the truth? I still recall seeing some holiday photo – 4th July I think – and it was all her tour performers. No friends, no family just the people she is on the road with and I just found it so sad that she seems to have no significant relationships with anyone without them either being on the payroll or using each other for further PR like the boyfriends and the supermodel buddy in NY. Lame.