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Taylor Swift Opens Up About Being Enemies with Unnamed Female Artist

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Being Enemies with Unnamed Female Artist

Taylor Swift is wet and wild on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s latest issue, out on newsstands Friday (September 12)!

Here’s what the 24-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On her lack of 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.”

On her very public dating life: “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 award 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.”

On 1989′s song “Bad Blood” written about another unnamed 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] 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.”

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  • Kate

    Who is the unnamed artiste? I’m curious now! Any guess?

  • Liz

    Wow she really can’t get over that Tina Fey joke, can she? Add a little humour to your life Taylor!

  • sky

    she sounds immature and pathetic.

  • Jay

    She loves throwing people under the bus. First her ex’s now this unnamed female artist. Nice people don’t do stuff like that, they swallow it and take the higher ground.

  • Jay


  • AA

    Katy Perry…

  • Erin

    She look gorgeous on the cover, Taylor who cares date who you want, f–k the media . Look Rihanna, gets back with a guy who beat the sh*t out her, the ho’ don’t care what the media writes about her.

  • tick

    Everyone knows it is Katy Perry. You are the last one to blog about this Jared. Even that Cuban beat you to the punch. Katy stole Taylor’s dancers for her Prismatic tour. But they worked for Katy before they worked for Taylor, so they were just being loyal. They’re like a family.

  • simone

    I am so completely over her. Why? Because this girl hasn’t even turned 25, and she is worth hundreds of millions of $$$. She can can fly anywhere she wants in her own private jet. She has body guards and people who work for her to take care of every thing she wants done. And she finds stuff to complain about.

    She still wants us to believe that she is the perpetual victim and she doesn’t like this, or that, and something else bothers her , and then someone offends her, or talks about stuff she doesn’t want to talk about, etc,.etc,.etc.

    Please. Enough complaining, Taylor. You’re a public figure. You wanted to be famous and rich. You wrote and talked about your “voyfriends” constantly. It was the center of all your songs and interviews. Your silly guessing games and the mean things you said about people like Camilla Belle among others. You don’t want people to joke about you???Wow. Who do you think you are? You need to develop a sense of humor. It is part of the territory. Stop complaining about your terrible life and how unfair the world is to you. You disgust me.

  • jen

    @Jay: I understand she doesn’t like being made fun of and she doesn’t like her privacy invaded, no one does…. but at the same token..she doesn’t like when people make a comment about a song SHE’S WRITTEN, but she doesn’t mind airing some guys business through the lyrics and making him the punchline of a joke because he made the mistake of dating her. She’ll put all those guys on blast, the media will then reveal who the guy is and they forever carry on as “one of the guys who dated taylor swift and had a song written about them”…but just don’t do it to her because she doesn’t like it. She sounds whiny and hypocritical…the quintessential ‘can dish it, but not take it’. No one trivializes her work but her. People write songs about people they date, she’s not the first one. But maybe if she stepped outside of the box with her song writing people wouldn’t play the guessing game all the time. And really, I doubt one person could sabotage the whole tour just by hiring some of her team. Taylor’s tours have gone off without a hitch and she’s made millions. You can’t have EVERYTHING Taylor.

  • JMS

    Taylor Swift posing in a Wet T-Shirt? Wow. She’s definitely sexing up her image. I love it.

  • Nic

    @ Jay ..WTF world do you live in , that some would take the higher road , if some trying to screw with their business, dude go and get some balls.

  • Asdf

    I’m a private person yet I talk and complain about everything. I don’t like when people talk about my dating life yet I’m the first to always talk about it. I don’t take my clothes off in pictures I say as I’m posing on the cover with a wet sheer t shirt. I’m a feminist yet I slut shame other women all the time. I don’t like to be made a joke yet I do to others on national television. I’m such a charitable person who gives money and meets my fans who worship me yet I’ve never been actively involved in anything.

    I cannot stand hypocrites and fakes.

  • Dee

    24 and you still write songs about the people you date…grow up.

  • Jena

    @tick: Exactly! They were Katy’s dancers first. Taylor is being so high school. I’m sure there’s a whole pool of amazing dancers in Los Angeles that she could get…she has access to everything. What a whiny girl. Taylor needs to put her big girl pants on and stop blaming her lack of maturity on everyone else always wronging her. If it’s not a guy who didn’t love her enough then it’s a girl who’s not being nice and fair. Life isn’t fair, relationships don’t always work out…get over it. I have a feeling that her idea of putting everyone on a pedestal is why her relationships/friendships fail. If you build something up too much and get your hopes up with certain expectations, it’s bound to disappoint you.

  • Jena

    @Nic: No one screwed with her business. She lost some dancers who were already originally Katy’s. Taylor’s just a drama llama.

  • Ava

    Katy Perry seems so evil to me, notice how her and Rihanna are barely friends now and when Perry tried to shade Miley , Miley gave it back twofold , Perry folded like a cheat suit. Can’t stand Katy Perry , dumb sl*t who can’t dance, sing or write a song to save her life.

  • Pal

    Funny , when the nude pic scandal came out , I thought , I hope Taylor Swift never took a picture of herself even semi nude besides nude because there are probably hackers spending their life’s time trying to find them.

  • Maria

    She’s looking sexy on the cover without the overboard sex thing that other musicians would do.

  • wow

    @simone: wtf…..your the one that sounds pathetic.

  • Jessika

    @Ava: Oh Katy is DEFINITELY shady, but they were still her dancers first. I don’t like Katy at all either though. Both Taylor Swift AND Katy Perry are the epitome of that girl in high school who is nice to your face and talks crap behind your back, does shady things to people and plays the victim (cough Taylor, Miley and Rihanna cough), dates their friends exes (cough John Mayer cough) and flirts/hooks up with someone else’s boyfriend and then acts like she didn’t and they’re just friends (cough Robert Pattinson cough). Katy and Taylor are so much alike…and that’s why they don’t get along.

  • Jessika

    @Ava: the “coughs” were referencing the things Katy’s done, but Taylor has done some of the same things as well. No offense if you’re a Taylor fan, but I just think there are big “fake” things about both girls and I’ve always heard that some people tend to not get along when they’re too much alike..especially if they’re alike in their not-so-great qualities.

  • lulu

    La inmadurez solidificada en una persona.

  • ?

    @Kate: Ariana Grande?

  • dude

    They were Katy Perry’s dancers first? Taylor held open casting for her tour if they were Katys dancers she should have kept them on retaner. Taylor was mid Tour and Katy actively tried to get all Taylors crew to Leave. Two dancers left with no notice and just hours to replace them. Katie tried to sabotage Taylor mid tour

  • Lily

    @Dee: isn’t it how all love songs work? Adele, Lana Del Rey, Aretha Fraklin, Bob Dylan, Sting etc. they all sing from heartbreak and people they loved.

  • Did

    Katy can’t write songs, sing or dance. She just collects the fans of other artists . Katy announced that she was done being the blue hair with kid clothes artist and was going for the more mature, grown up artist. It did not last. She went right back onto it because that ‘s all she ca do.

  • Ana

    The thing that annoys me about these “celebrities” is that they constantly complain about their lack of privacy -what do they expect will happen?!? Same with her “love life”-she puts it out there for the world to see and dwells on it in her music. And if she thinks what Tina Fey and others say “trivializes her work”, she’s clearly blind to the fact that she brought it upon herself-she’s made millions off of these whiny, adolescent songs of her getting dumped. She’s so extremely immature.Lack of privacy and overexposure is part of the territory, go cry over your millions of dollars and get over yourself.

  • rosata

    They weren’t “Katy’s” dancers. NO way. The dancers were under Contract to Taylor Swift. They broke their contract midtour. Another possibility could be Taylor runs a ‘clean’ tour (whether by honor system or drug testing) and they wanted out.

  • jen

    I truly admire Taylor’s morals to stay true to herself. Not doing a freak show to entertain. Her job is music. Period.
    To all the haters…what you want her to NOT be human??

  • Jessika

    @dude: You can’t do that with dancers. Dancers work job to job, if Katy’s not performing, they’re not working. Once she is working, they go back to her.

  • Jessika

    @rosata: They could have a contract to when Katy is performing, they have to perform with her, but when she’s not performing they are available to Taylor. It happens with contracted dancers. One of my guy friends is a backup dancer for Lady Gaga, but he has danced for Beyonce when Gaga wasn’t touring and Beyonce needed someone. So yes, they can be “Katy’s dancers” who weren’t working at the time and were available for Taylor until Katy needed them. Stylists work the same way. I know plenty of stylists who style many people but if one of their longtime A list clients has a promo tour to do, they push their other lower list clients to associate stylists they know because they don’t have time to work with them. It has nothing to do with drugs. I’m not saying Katy doesn’t have druggies on tour with her, I’m just saying, it’s not that shady…it’s a very common issue with dancer contracts.

  • Jessika

    @jen: There’s nothing wrong with her being human, but you can’t play victim like “oh don’t talk about me like that” but then write songs about guys and put their lives on blast. Dish it only if you can take it, but not if you can’t. There’s a difference between wanting to be treated like a human being and being a hypocrite because you can’t always get your way.

  • J

    @dude: You can have a casting call for dancers even though some of those dancers regularly dance for someone else. Didn’t you ever watch the reality show “Dancelife” on MTV a few years ago?

  • rosata

    @Jessika Once they learn choreagraphy for a tour they should stick with the tour. Only makes sense to do pick up jobs during breaks between legs of a tour. Katy was starting her new Prism tour, ie all new dances, new songs, new choreagraphy. So the dancers who left Taylor would have to learn all new stuff to join Katy. Leaving Taylor midtour to find and train new dancers for a tour already in progress was a bum thing to do.

  • Jessika

    @rosata: It may not be ideal, but it happens with concert tours, music videos, and dance companies all the time. What they should do and what they’re contractually obligated to do are two different things. Dancers have to stop and learn choreography on short notice all the time too. That’s how the cookie crumbles, but it’s not “sabotaging” as Taylor put it. It’s how the business works, no one said the business was “fair”. It also wasn’t Katy’s entire team of dancers, it was just some of them.

  • One

    Watching your dating life is a national pastime? Don’t flatter yourself. You aren’t dating maybe because your ego is enormous? You need those dancers so people don’t focus on your voice? Are you still swinging the hair flips? I admire you for not resorting to selling sex and nudity like so many of your peers, but you need to mature a bit and deflate the ego. Your skill is song writing. Focus on that without being too specific (about your exes). Enjoy your millions and stop whining. We would all take your money and problems in a heartbeat.

  • Jason

    I really hope the journalist concludes this interview with a simple hashtag: #WhiteGirlProblems

  • mim


    1. They were seen talking at the VMAS. and 2. They follow each other on twitter. and as shallow of a response as that is taylor would NOT follow an enemy.

    My guess, and I would put MONEY on it. It’s either MILEY OR CARRIE.

  • mim

    and my guess is CARRIE UNDERWOOD.

    she’s made jokes at the CMAS with brad paisley for one! and brad recenty passive aggressively threw shade on her for moving and not staying true to a nashville, country artist.

    so ya… CARRIE it is. She’ll have a clue in her album booklet!

  • insider

    @mim you’re 100% spot on

    This has nothing to do with Taylor not liking Carrie either. She would have loved to be friends, she clearly states she wondered if they were friends. This has everything to do with Carrie believing she has way more talent than Taylor but Taylor gets triple the attention that she does.

    She’s bitter about Taylor’s success since she can’t sing like Carrie can.

    If you want to say Taylor isn’t more popular… well let’s put it this way, Taylor has 43.5 million twitter followers while Carrie only has 3.8

    I love Carrie don’t get me wrong she’s incredible, but this is the truth. I am your Source!

  • Arlene

    What a filthy promiscuous tramp.

  • me

    Thats the way SEXY and CLASSY,,love this girl,, smart,beautiful,strong indefendent woman,shes so true to her self,way to go girl,bring joy the world,forget the haters just shake it off.

  • amee

    i think that taylor needs to understand that she brings some of the attention from the media on herself.

    she totters around new york city in big heals & a face plastered in make – up even when she is only going to the gym & then she complains about paparazzi wanting to get pictures.

    she seems to have stopped collecting famous boyfriends & has now moved onto celebrity girlfriends – karlie kloss, lily aldridge, cara delevinge, lena dunham, jennifer lawrence, emma stone, jamie king, lorde, selena gomez et all. if you are hanging around with famous people & posting instagram pictures then this is going to generate interest.

    it is possible to have privacy if you want it – look at adele & pharrell williams – nobody ever sees them unless they are working.

  • Hannah

    One thing is clear, TSwizzle does not give a damn about your pathetic hate comments so go out and find a life of your own.

  • Sonny Crockett

    @sky: “she sounds immature and pathetic.”
    I think she sounds pretty business like and hardened. Sadly, it’s all part of the game and I don’t blame her….

  • jackie smith

    She sure whines about everything doesn’t she, jeez woman get a grip.

  • jackie smith

    OMG stop whining about everything, if your so unhappy, then stop and get a job at Walmart.

  • mim

    damn i was wrong!! I admit when I’m wrong… unlike Taylor & Katy lol

  • BNB

    Even if she felt betrayed when those dancers dumped her for another artist, shouldn’t she blame the dancers for their lack of loyalty instead targeting on the artist recruiting them? Taylor surely has a thin skin and is blinded by her ego and delusions. She always victimizes herself and creates imaginary ‘enemies’ as writing materials.