Page Six: Taylor Swift ‘overreacted’ to situations with Karlie Kloss & Scooter Braun

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss leaving a lunch date at ABC Kitchen

Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover, comes out in a few weeks. I imagine we’ll have even more Tay-Tay coverage on a daily basis as of now. I thought her September Vogue interview was good in that A) we hadn’t gotten an in-depth interview from Taylor in years and it was great to see her so prepared & ready to talk and B) Taylor is always fun to talk about and dissect. Now that we’re days past the Vogue drop, it’s fascinating to me how Taylor controlled every single part of her narrative in the piece, and she didn’t have to answer any questions about Tom Hiddleston or Karlie Kloss, and she merely skated past this year’s Summer Beef (the Scooter Braun thing) with a one-sentence quote. So, obviously, the gossip press is going to fill the vacuum of what was left unsaid. Page Six had a long, juicy, dishy read about Taylor and how she overplayed her hand by cancelling her friendship with Karlie Kloss, and then it just goes from there. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

Why did Taylor & Karlie fall out? Swift has previously said that Kloss had her very own room, complete with her favorite snack foods at the ready, at the singer’s $47.7 million Tribeca compound. But an insider told The Post that Swift was “furious” when Kloss invited friends over to the home without first getting approval.

A Kloss source says that a simple fight turned into something else: Although both camps deny this [apartment thing] was the exact reason for their split, a person close to Kloss admits that the two had a tiff that turned into “something crazy.” “Taylor got upset over something crazy and then she just alienated Karlie,” she told The Post.

Taylor overreacts: Sources say this is just another example of Swift, whose new album, “Lover,” is out Aug. 23, overreacting to a situation. In fact, Swift turned down invites to both of Kloss’ wedding ceremonies when she married her long-term boyfriend last year, according to a source close to both camps. “She always does the same thing: She trips up when she goes further than she needed to,” said a source close to music manager Scooter Braun.

A source close to Scooter Braun says Taylor misrepresents constantly: “She didn’t need to say that she didn’t get told about the deal, when there is clear proof and text messages sent to her. She did the same thing about the Kim K-and-Kanye row [and then] Kim just published the conversation online.”

Taylor is immature? “She became famous very young,” said a music executive in the know. “And the behavior that we might accept from a young girl — stamping your feet, acting petulant — no longer stands when you’re a grown woman.”

Her latest reinvention: Her latest reinvention, for “Lover,” finds the singer — who has been dating British actor Joe Alwyn for three years — seemingly in love with love, amid a wash of rainbows. “It’s difficult to tell who she really is — does she even know who she is?” asked one top music insider. “She can act like poor little rich girl, when she has no need to,” said one source of the singer who owns $84 million in real estate and three planes.

Who is she, a diva or a dream? One person who has worked closely with Swift described her to The Post as “a pill,” while another who was part of the recent Vogue cover shoot called her “heavenly to work with.” One thing insiders seem to agree on is that, with Swift, everything is personal — and, in her anger, she sometimes has tunnel vision. A source who has worked extensively with Braun said of the Big Machine deal, “This is business, what doesn’t Taylor get about this? He was not doing this just to spite her — and she’s acting like it was a personal vendetta.” The music executive gets the last word: “Taylor is calculating and shrewd. Not that that’s a bad thing, but anyone who doesn’t think she feels like she has something to prove with ‘Lover’ is totally wrong. She wants to win.”

[From Page Six]

When Taylor talks about how the criticism of her music/life/persona is often gendered and sexist, I often see her point. “Taylor is calculating and shrewd.” She is, I agree. But we would use different descriptors if she was a man. We would say “brilliant, aware, a true professional, next-level corporate thinker, PR expert.” Taylor IS brilliant… about some things. And she’s a messy, emotionally immature idiot about other things. That’s the duality of the Snake Lyfe. And I still have no idea what happened with Karlie Kloss. But I think that whatever happened, Taylor probably did “overreact” and what could have been a simple fight ended up calcifying into a massive Cold War/Beef.


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  1. Holly says:

    The sources from this are so obvious, that this is little more than a scooter shake down. It’s juicy, but any valid points are taken away from the fact that the writer didn’t go any further than their scooter source (karlie is his his client) to find out more.

    Page six is juicy but lazy.

    • Purple Prankster says:

      They’re not friends because Karlie didn’t take Taylor’s side against Kim and Kanye. End of story.

  2. Darla says:

    Karlie Kloss is a Kushner now, period. Swift would have been trash if she went to that wedding. Again, period.


    • Lightpurple says:

      She would have been forced to party with Nagini, who would have plastered pictures of them together all over social media

      • Darla says:

        Exactly. I feel like Swift should be getting props for not having anything to do with that wedding, instead we get planted stories about how great Kloss is and how unreasonable Swift is. Give me a break. She didn’t go the wedding with monsters, mad props, period.

    • Megan says:

      The nazi’s already consider Swift their white princess. No need to add fuel to the fire by being photographed with Trump’s chief enablers.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      But didn’t Kloss go out with Kushner for about 6 yrs. before marrying him? If so, TS would’ve been around him for a long time during the friendship phase. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      • Darla says:

        When did trump become president? were the kushners especially ivanka portraying themselves as anything other than NY liberals before that? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

        I honestly don’t know what that symbol means, but back atcha

      • Arizona says:

        He won the election in 2016, and was running well before that. Taylor and Karlie were still openly hanging out and having a good time while he was running for President and saying awful things.

        I highly doubt their feud has a single thing to do with Karlie’s in-laws. Her husband and Karlie are pretty openly Democrats, so I doubt it’s an issue with her husband.

      • Darla says:

        Nope, most of NY believed the Kushners were democratic liberals, and the the real truth about Ivanka and Jared wasn’t really known until after the election. Stahp with the Karlie and Josh are open democrats, that gig is up now. They’re Trump enablers and BFF’s with Javanka.

        I highly think it does have a lot to do with it. What now?

      • Arizona says:

        Uh, now you can think that and I will continue to think what I think.

        The *jig is not up. They’re not BFFs with Javanka, and never have been. That doesn’t mean they don’t ever engage with them. They are open Democrats, and have been. Just do some basic googling. Heck, both of them even attended the Women’s March in DC and voted for Hilary.

        My in-laws are staunch Republicans and my BIL even has a picture of Trump on his fridge. I still love and care about them, and my husband and I just don’t discuss politics with them. I would be sad to think that someone would consider me cancelled because I’m related to them, when I’ve never acted in a way that would suggest I agree with their beliefs. It’s incredibly silly to me this idea that since Karlie fell in love with someone who has trashbag relatives, that means her and her husband are the same.

      • Darla says:

        Good for you. I don’t see my trump relatives, I made the decision that I love myself too much to be around toxic people, and ALL trumpsters are nothing if not toxic. So we part. Good day.

  3. TQB says:

    I actually thought “calculating and shrewd” at least acknowledged her as a competent adult. Did you notice how many of those unnamed sources referred to her as a “girl”? Listen, maybe she’s immature, or spoiled, or moody – but she is NOT a child. She is a grown ass and very successful adult. Call her a snake or a pain in the butt or unprofessional, fine. I personally can’t stand her, but I will 100% ignore anyone who wants to take a shot at her by portraying her as a child. Yes, grown adults can be petulant and stomp their feet and guess what – if they’re billionaires, THEY GET TO.

    Heck, they even get to be president.

    • Carrie says:


      Also, Taylor sounds like RHONY Sonja Morgan with what’s her name… wow. Now I understand Taylor better.

  4. MachineElf says:

    Taylor Swift is brilliant. However, I get the feeling she has been shielded from many of the difficult experiences and repercussions that ultimately shape who we become. I really admired how she handled the sexual harassment lawsuit. She has it in her to be a great person. I want to see more of that Taylor.

    • Gingerbread says:

      How is she brilliant? That’s not me being snarky, but honestly wondering? She’s not in charge of her marketing, that’s her team. Her songs are catchy, but not something that will leave generations after us in awe. For some reason, this girl has a reputation for amazing talent that far precedes what we actually see.

      • holly hobby says:

        Her songs are earworms but if you really listen to the lyrics they are nonsensical. Like blank tape. Whenever it plays on the radio all I hear are shouted catchphrases. Don’t ask me to quote it I just remember a bunch of nonsensical words strung together. Carole King she is not.

  5. Ann says:

    These lyrics from Look What You Made Me Do make sense now:

    You ask me for a place to sleep
    Locked me out and threw a feast

    I couldn’t for the life of me figure this one out. Another Tay Tay mystery solved. Phew!

    • Léna says:

      HAHAHA you have a good memory!!

    • MachineElf says:

      Good catch!

    • Arizona says:

      I always thought that lyric made NO sense, good catch!

    • Apalapa says:

      Ann – mind blown. I wonder if karlie invited Kim and Ye over? I think she is friends with them and Katy Perry thru her friendship w Derek Blasberg? Honestly I would be upset having people I didn’t like in my house. I wonder when people say she over reacts…maybe Karlie violated her one request not to have people over Taylor doesn’t trust?

      I also think you can’t really be close with someone who hangs out with people who hate you /rag on you and that Taylor had to learn that lesson the hard way.

  6. ME says:

    Everyone has the right to stand up for themselves. When a woman does it, she gets called a “bitch” or “over reacting. When a man does it, it’s called being “tough”. I think it’s better to say something than be a door mat.

    • Megan says:

      Male artists can throw all the hissy fits they want and it’s tolerated because they are so brilliant.

      • Eleonor says:

        I agree with with this.
        I don’t like her, or her music, but I don’t like all the “she writes about her personal life”. Male artist have been writing, composing, and painting about their personal life for centuries. John Lennon wrote “Dear Yoko”, Axl Rose “Sweet child o’ mine” and “don’t cry”, Joan Baez “Diamonds and rust” about Bob Dylan, and these are the first songs that come to my mind.

      • Arizona says:

        My issue with her writing about her personal life are that she has purposely tried to get people to guess the target and then play coy about it. She would leave liner notes with hints so people would be able to figure out who the song was about (think Maple Lattes as a hint, when there were those super famous photos of her and Jake Gyllenhaal on a pap stroll drinking maple lattes), and then she would act offended that people asked about it. Or when she wrote a song called Dear John about being 19 and in a relationship with a bad guy who took advantage of her youth…shortly after dating John Mayer…and then got mad when John said that he didn’t appreciate the song and said that she never said it was about him. I mean, come on. She did the same thing about Bad Blood – gave just enough blind gossip details for people to figure out it was about Katy without specifically saying it was her. That’s the part that’s childish and worthy of criticism, and she tries to blame that criticism on sexism instead.

  7. Pixie says:

    Yeah, a lot of the critique is super gendered, but it is also true that she is immature and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if she completely overreacted to something quite small. In fact, if we go with Occam’s Razor she probably just hates that Karlie had the audacity to stay friends with Scooter Braun even though Taylor didn’t care for him.

    • Arizona says:

      The criticism is gendered, but I don’t think it’s wrong, either. I think a big issue was that Karlie stayed friendly with the Kardashian/Jenner clan and was Scooter’s client, and stayed silent on the Summer of Receipts issue. IMO that’s part of why Taylor is on the “my enemies started out friends” and “my real friends” kick.

      I think Taylor is very smart. And I have no doubt that if she likes you, she is an AWESOME friend and is very sweet. And I think as soon as she feels you’ve crossed her, she’s awful and overreacts and goes full bridge torching mode.

      • Pixie says:

        Yeah, I agree with that. Although, I really don’t see much evidence for how smart she supposedly is considering she is just signed to the label her dad bought for her. She seems like she has a good team around her, but I have honestly never got the impression she is particularly smart herself. She seems careful with her public image even though she makes a mess of it often, and she is a good pop musician but I think that might be the extent of her smarts.

  8. Mab's A'Mabbin says:

    Wonder if K had to wear flats when publicaly walking with T lol.

  9. Renee says:

    One person’s overreaction is another person’s “tantrum”……

  10. Darla says:

    I honestly am amazing at how much leeway and benefit of the doubt commenters here give to a Kushner and one who is dear friends with Ivanka. You have GOT to be kidding me. I find this to be a joke.

    • Green Desert says:

      Agreed Darla. Is it possible that Taylor became disgusted with Karlie’s ties to the Kushners, Trumps, and probably other undesirables? As Taylor has become more and more vocal about her political and social views, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was at least part of the reason.

  11. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I read somewhere that the age you become famous at is where your maturity level stops. Because you are no longer having the experiences that everyone else has to make you grow and learn and mature. Taylor became famous in her teens and I think that’s very telling. Because her behavior is not the normal behavior of a well-adjusted 30 year old woman.

    • Becks1 says:

      This is what I think. I dont think she is a bad person. I just think she’s kind of……stalled, in many ways.

      Is there any other celebrity who has so many “beefs” and so much drama? Why is the question always who is taylor beefing with? I do think part of it is made up and encouraged by the media/press, but I think part of it is encouraged by Taylor, because she knows that these “beefs” (where she is always the victim) play well with her fan base.

      I dont think Scooter was part of a multi-hundred-millions dollar deal (I cant remember the exact amount, was it 300 million?) to get back at Taylor.

      • Arizona says:

        Yeah, I’m pretty sure that was purely business and I don’t think Borchetta or Braun did that just to make Taylor mad or bully her, they did it because it made them a lot of money.

        I definitely side eye a 30 year old woman who talks about having “enemies” a lot.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Oh no – dont get it twisted. I think Taylor is an *sshole for a multitude of reasons. But I think PART of it is because she’s got the mindset of a 16 year old girl

      • Becks1 says:

        @VV oh I am not a fan of hers, lol. I agree with your comment. I just tread lightly where TS is concerned because I only have so much internet-brain-energy to expend, and most of it goes to the royal threads ;-)

      • DS9 says:

        She’s like not a bad person nor is her immaturity harmful…. it’s so tiring to hear this regardless of what comes out about her.

        There’s such a dichotomy here that white women are treated as children incapable of growing up while simultaneously giving them every excuse not to.

        Many white women are given a type of protection which also stifles them. And in return, they use the power they have to stifle others who may have less power or threaten their own power.

        I may be written off as anti white though for how often I mention race in this and other contexts. But it really is spot on.

        Sexism gives Taylor Swift a cover. But racism leaves Meghan more exposed.

        All this and more is why TayTay will always be Darth Becky for me. It’s an interesting case study in white feminism and intersectionality.

        And it’s not necessarily about just being white. White women who aren’t thin and pretty wouldn’t be able to Darth it up quite like this either.

      • Pixie says:

        @DS9 yeah, I agree with you! She is definitely Darth Becky, and as long as she is a (wealthy) white lady people will keep finding generous and kind excuses for everything she says/does. If she were black, she would have Azealia Banks’ reputation but alas, she is a 30 year old white woman who does crappy things because she is just ‘a young girl’.

      • Becks1 says:

        @DS9 – I dont disagree with you (and I am one of the staunchest Meghan defenders on this site.) Taylor’s whiteness gives her a HUGE amount of cover. And like you said its not just her whiteness. She’s blonde and thin and pretty and that’s a whole other level of whiteness.

        But, I do think she is stunted, in many ways. That doesnt excuse her behavior, it just explains it. At some point playing the victim made her into a mega-star, and shes not going to let that go. At this point I blame the press and her fans as much as I blame Taylor. But I just dont think she is this evil mastermind. I think she has figured out what sells, and that’s it. I dont think she even considers how that affects other people. So maybe she is a pretty awful person? IDK. I think it makes her a pretty naive one at best, and I also think she’s pretty manipulative.

        Now, I have to go back to defending Meghan against slanders of DINNER TABLE ARRANGEMENTS!!!!! LOL…….sigh.

      • DS9 says:

        @becks1, I don’t think she’s an evil mastermind either. But she is harmful and she is manipulative, perhaps she doesn’t even realize how much she does it but it’s reindeer games nonetheless.

        And really, she harms herself. It’s confirmation bias in a rather large way. They treat her like a child because she’s a woman and she acts like it in response sometimes because it’s the only thing left to her and other times because it works. And then the cycle continues.

      • Darla says:

        Ohhh lookie lookie who’s on here caping for Ivanka’s bff Karlie Koss. Huh.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Darla girl, bye. Nowhere am I defending Karlie Kloss. But Im not surprised you’re a Tay Tay apologist and don’t get what Im actually saying. 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • duchess of hazard says:

      @Valiantly Varnished – I think George Clooney said that. He said hat he was glad that success and fame came to him relatively late in life (about 35 years old, when he was on ER, iirc), because he go the space to grow, and stuff.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        No I read it from a quote from a psychologist of some kind but George and a lot of other actors who became famous later in life have said this.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      @DS9 all of what you said. How many times when Taylor is rightly criticized do people start yelling sexism? She’s protected at every turn even when it’s clear and obvious that she is wrong.
      And I’m sure Ive been written off too for how I much mention race lol. But it is what it is and race plays a HUGE role in things whether folks want to admit it or not.

  12. Dorothy says:

    Ain’t nobody got time for Kushner wedding shenanigans and Scooter quotes #PageSixIsOfficiallyBoring

  13. DS9 says:

    I really wish all of these developers descriptors weren’t couched in such misogynist terms. Because the behavior they are describing is everything people accuse Meghan of being. But in this case, I think much of it rings true. We see it in her song lyrics, in her interviews, etc. But the overt sexism sort of throws out the baby with the bathwater.

    And yet, Meghan doesn’t get the same response.

    I find the constrast interesting and infuriating. It’s difficult to believe that a white woman with all the power would behave so poorly but easy to believe a black woman trying to navigate a centuries’ old system would.

    • Arizona says:

      I did have to laugh when her new song The Archer said “I never grow up, it gets so old” because it was probably the most honest lyric she’s had in awhile.

  14. jennifer says:

    there is nothing really new here, we all know she is immature and acts like a bratty child. what is kinda disturbing is the first part, the special room for karlie and not asking for permission. talk about controlling.

  15. Chica71 says:

    Why give someone a room in apartment and not allow them to have friends over? Doesn’t make sense if person already have their own million+ apartment in same city. This was not the best example by Braun’s people

    • Mcali says:

      I would be pissed if I let someone stay in my house and they invited people over without asking. That’s being a bad houseguest. And at Taylor’s level of fame, I am sure she needs to be careful who she lets in her circle. But if this is the case, she should have said it bothered her and Karlie should have apologized and not done it again. No need for scorched earth unless other things were said/done.

      • Arizona says:

        If it was my best friend and I said “hey, you can come over any time, you have your own room here” and they invited some friends over without asking, I wouldn’t care unless they were being obnoxious, damaged something, or she invited people that she knew I absolutely hated. And I agree – if that happened, we would have talked about it and that’s it, not completely burned the bridge.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        and, honestly, even if they were traditional roommates – if Kloss had friends over constantly and/or frequently at inopportune times without regard to whether her roommate was up for that sort of socializing, that’s being a crappy roommate

    • Darla says:

      Are you kidding me? I actually live in a place that is almost resort like, and everyone wants to stay here when I am out of town. If I found out that one of them threw a party and filled my home with people snooping through my isht? I would have a fit. A fit!

  16. Tiffany says:

    Sorry, I am still wrapping my head around the fact that Karlie’s initials are now KKK.

  17. Yeah and says:

    Borderline personality disorder like directly out of a text book. Love-bombs a new person she just met, obsesses, then a little thing happens, or even the perception of a thing happens, and suddenly you’re the object of her hate. This is a pattern for TS. The most promising thing she has done in terms of expressing healthy coping skills is publicly apologizing to the Jonas boy, and even then it was probably just to get back in that social circle.