Taylor Swift’s new album will be full of hip-hop songs about her exes, apparently


Taylor Swift is in the midst of a lawsuit involving her claim that a radio deejay groped her during a meet-and-greet last year. I think I covered the initial story of the lawsuit being filed, but I didn’t want to cover most of the other stuff, mostly because I genuinely want to respect Taylor’s privacy and it seems like she did not and does not want to be revictimized by making this lawsuit a big, splashy tabloid story. It’s pretty clear (to me, at least) that the deejay likely behaved inappropriately and that Taylor absolutely had the right to stand up for herself and inform his employer what happened. Over the weekend, TMZ published the photo that Taylor never wanted to be made public, a photo of the deejay mid-grope. Ugh.

On to lighter Taylor Swift news. As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Taylor is hard at work on a new album, which will likely be released early next year, at least that’s what my Swifty tea-leaf-reading indicates. Well, shock of shocks, did you know that Taylor likes to write songs about her ex-boyfriends?!? WELL I NEVER. According to E! News, Taylor is absolutely writing music about Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris. This is brand new information!!!

Taylor Swift ‘s breakup ballads have undoubtedly mended more than a few broken hearts over the years, and her sixth studio album might just continue that trend. An insider reveals to E! News exclusively that the pop music sensation is back in the studio working on new music, and she’s already written songs about exes Tom Hiddlestonand Calvin Harris. Surprising? Not completely. Exciting? Um, yes! There’s always a chance the tracks won’t make it on the record’s final edit, but fingers crossed that music lovers everywhere will finally hear some insight into Taylor’s side of the story.

And as much as Swifties would love to see T. Swift go all “Bad Blood” on her former flames, the source explains to us that she’s kept it totally amicable with both the Thor actor and Scottish DJ (real name Adam Wiles), and her lyrics reflect that.

“[Taylor] has spoken to Adam on text,” the source explains, adding that it’s less talk about “getting back together” and “more of a friendly check-in.” Additionally, our source says, “She also is on good terms with Tom at this point.”

[From E! News]

Ha, Taylor lulling her exes into a false sense of confidence, like maybe the new album won’t be full of songs where Calvin and Tom are terrible people and Taylor is the most innocent love-victim of all. Good strategy, Tay.

Meanwhile, The Sun claims that Taylor’s new album will be full of R&B and hip-hop stylings. Oh, girl. NOOOOOO. The Sun claims that Tay-Tay and Drake are experimenting with some new sounds for her, and one source says: “Taylor is always looking at ways to grow as an artist and really wants to try something different and unexpected for the next album. She’s not afraid of experimenting so is working with a lot of different faces to see if she suits a new sound…It’s a real mix of edgier hip-hop and R&B sounds.” Previously, Tay tried to rap on “Shake It Off” and the result was still… awkward. She also had Kendrick Lamar rap on “Bad Blood,” which was easily the most embarrassing thing Kendrick has ever done. Please, Swifty. No. (Hilariously, I bet Kanye would have totally produced some music for her… before the shenanigans this year.)

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  1. Leah says:

    Hip Hop songs about Eton boys.. can’t wait..

  2. als says:

    Calvin Harris’ latest song dedicated to Taylor Swift proved that anyone can write music about exes but very few can make hit songs about exes.

  3. Shambles says:

    No, no, no, no, no.
    F*ck right OFF with that.
    If TS had spent any time doing anything at all to help the black community specifically, maybe this would be okay. But don’t pretend this is anything other than it is: her “trying on” another genre of music with zero concern for the struggles of those who are a real part of it. No.
    She is far too much of an Aryan Princess for me to be okay with this, and she has a history of tokenism and minstrelsy. No.

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      ITA and her very public new friendship with Drake is just for show to counteract the claims of racism that was levelled at her during receipts gate. She’ll just adopt certain aspects that will further her narrative.

      I look forward to her ‘attempts’ at rapping which am sure will be just as awkward as her dancing and ‘OMG i won’ faces.

    • Nicole says:

      Exactly TS can take her appropriating ass elsewhere. If drake is helping her with this I’m gonna hit the roof. TS is the epitome of white feminism…we don’t need her using black music to get sales when we all know she won’t say boo about anything else

      • OhDear says:

        And especially after her statement about how she felt “threatened” that Kanye “stalks” and “is obsessed with her.”

        I doubt the story (the hip hop one) is true, though.

      • cherrypie says:

        Drake has morphed into such a pathetic famewhore. Photo-ops with Swift, fueling stories of a “hook-up” with social media postings…..such thirst on his part.

      • JazzyJane333 says:

        I don’t know.
        I don’t think her rapping or collaborating with rappers is appropriating.
        I also know that if she was to speak out about important issues in the black community, which I highly doubt she knows about or can relay well, she will get backlash out the ass.

        People already called her racists, with little to no proof of her actually being so.

        I don’t know. I’m a black a women And maybr I’m a little too laid back about these things.

        I don’t listen nor do I care for Taylor Swift, but I see no big deal about her wanting to venture into Hip hop.

        But I’m sure someone will give me a million reasons why I’m wrong.

    • Thebrown says:

      Seriously, and what has Jay-z, 50cent, Nas or any other rapper done for the black community? Sell them crack? One is not required to be a positive influence in order to drop a good rap album. That being said, this shit is still gonna suck, regardless of the amount of charity Ms. Swift did or did not do for the community.

  4. browniecakes says:

    In ten years she’ll have a residency in Vegas ala Cher, Britney, Celine.

  5. QueenB says:

    Is there anything that embodies black culture better than Taylor Swift rapping about Calvin “racially ambiguous” Harris and Eton boys?

  6. jerkface says:

    She is so fetch. Go away Taylor.

  7. MCraw says:


    That’s all I got.

  8. shelly* says:

    Urrghh its like that newzoids puppet sketch, where TommH does a posh boy rap…

  9. Alie says:

    Oh we finally get to hear her side of the story? Yay! Because, you know, she’s been so quiet and low-key about the last arm candy, I didn’t even know she was dating anyone!

  10. Chaine says:

    Ugh. She is a person who seems completely unable to evolve in any meaningful way.

  11. Nancy says:

    Spoiler Alert! Taylor writing songs about breakups. Details on the five o’clock news. Geez

  12. Miss V says:

    I am a middle of the road fan of hers… I really like her music (but cannot stand the smug aura she has), but hip hop?!? Taylor Swift is the poster child for white privilege. She can’t dance to save her life. Someone should advise her to stick to catchy pop songs! She’s good at that.

  13. gobo says:

    Girl’s about to jump the shark musically.

  14. SBS says:

    Only when it’s a story about Swift, The Sun is a reliable source :)

  15. huh says:

    Well that’s totally unexpected. .

  16. Franny says:

    I hope she wins that lawsuit, especially with the reports of sexual assault over the past week.

    That said, Kendrick Lamar was the only good thing about her last album. Too bad he didn’t get the credit he deserved for his own album.

  17. Alleycat says:

    I feel like I say this every Taylor post, but good god her hair is awful. I think she’s been trying the unkept look lately thinking it looks sexy, but it just looks like when my niece forgets to brush her hair. And I can’t handle her open mouth poses.

  18. Melody says:

    That wasn’t rap on “Shake It Off”. That was a cheerleader chant.

    Ugh – go away Taylor. We’re tired of your tired shtick.

  19. grabbyhands says:

    “Taylor is always looking at ways to grow as an artist”.

    Translation: Taylor knows she needs to find a way to make it look like she is not the KKK poster girl and the best way to do that is the one two punch of having romance rumors involving a black man and saying there will be R&B/hip hop influences on her next album which in no way is going to be about her recent exes.

    It was pathetic when Miley Cyrus did it and it is pathetic now.

    Also, her veneers are ridiculous.

  20. iseepinkelefants says:

    Too bad for her, Kanye would probably have produced some great songs. He has for many people. The man is an egotistical, looney, narcissist but he can be quite talented when it comes to music. Too bad she burned that bridge. I’ve never heard anything about Drake production skills so… *crickets*

  21. MI6 says:

    So the fate of the free world is in peril and all this chick can think about is putting out PR for her next album and fattening her bank account on the backs of the unfortunate sods she’s dated.
    Please go away, Tay Tay.

  22. Radley says:

    Can she not? Like, all of it? Can she not? She’s as inauthentic as they come. The pop star the Kardashian/Instagram generation deserves, fake and superficial. I can’t!

    • Dan Lopez says:

      Both of those relationships seemed very fake. Was Hiddleson a relationship? It seemed like a pr move to soften the blow from Kim’s gq article. Am I alone on that?

      • Radley says:

        I’m not sure she’s ever had a real relationship. Maybe back when she was stalking the Kennedy kid.

        She’s certainly not getting any less creepy, calculating or pathetic as she gets older. Something’s really wrong here. This can’t all be about selling records anymore. She’s already very successful. I don’t know exactly what her problem is, but she has a problem.

  23. Happy21 says:

    NO! Just NO! I thought 1989 was a great pop album. I think she should just stick with that. I’d laugh my ass off at her trying out hip-hop for size. NO!

  24. hey-ya says:

    …cant wait til her 5 years are up…so incredibly boring…

  25. Dan Lopez says:

    OK I know I’m going to hell for saying/scribbling this, but here it goes. I am a red blooded heterosexual Hispanic male, but I find Taylor so asexual that she makes even Aziz look so fuc#ing Hot & Doable.(#isdoableevenarealword?)

  26. Marianne says:

    Who says she is going to be rapping? I mean, Adele is considered R&B. And I can see Taylor making similar music to that

  27. Raoul Duke says:

    Oh! I was SOOOO hoping Kanye was gonna produce this crap!!!