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Taylor Swift Will Never Talk About Her Feud With Katy Perry in an Interview

Taylor Swift Will Never Talk About Her Feud With Katy Perry in an Interview

Taylor Swift is opening up about everything from the pressure of being a huge star, her friends, and Katy Perry in a new interview with the Telegraph.

Here’s what the 25-year-old pop singer had to share:

On the pressure for her albums to sell: “There were so many doomsday theories about the music industry. For the last two albums I’d sold one million copies in a week, and I knew people were waiting to see me not hit that number and then diagnose the music industry as dying or dead. Which is a lot of pressure to put on one artist and one album.”

On if she’s always nice: “No, because that’s annoying, too. And it’s not real if someone appears to never have any issues with anyone. I have my friends, I have enemies. I have bad days when I don’t want to go to a photo shoot, but I’m not going to show up four hours late, I’m going to be there on time. I’m not nice all the time but I try not to be carelessly rude to people who don’t deserve it. When I’m with my friends, we don’t say glowing things about everybody. We’re not sitting around going ‘You know who’s really special and wonderful?’ That’s not what we talk about – we’re normal girlfriends.”

On her apparent feud with Katy Perry: “I’m not giving them anything to write about. I’m not walking up the street with boys, I’m not stumbling out of clubs drunk. But I’m never going to talk about her in my interview. It’s not going to happen.”

Click inside for more of her interview

On her dating life being in the media: “There was a bit of a reputation for having a lot of boy-bashing songs. Which is a sexist way of saying heartbreak songs. To trivialize someone who’s heartbroken is really cruel. But people have to simplify things. Everybody’s got busy lives, they don’t have time to form a complex opinion of me and my music. I’m in a different place in my life, where love isn’t really a priority. I haven’t dated anyone in years so there’s less chatter about the serial dater thing. I’m just really excited at an awards show when they don’t make some weird joke about my dating life.”

On her fans: “They are cool and smart and hilarious and focused on the right things. I want to make the most of this cultural relevance or success or whatever you want to call it, because it’s not going to last. I have to be as good a person [as I can] while my name matters to them. Because it’s not always going to matter to kids who are 15 and really struggling with who they want to be or [because] their friends were brutal to them at school that day. That’s actual turmoil. I have to do everything I can to make their day better while I still can. [Sending presents] is fun for me. If I go a week without sending something, I start to feel sad. I’m getting to know them on a person-by-person basis. When I pick people to send packages to, I go on their social-media sites for the last six months and figure out what they like or what they are going through. Do they like photography? I’ll get them a 1980s Polaroid camera. Do they like vintage stuff? I’ll go to an antiques place and get them 1920s earrings. Do they work out a lot? I’ll get them workout stuff. When you actually get to know them on a person-by-person basis, you realize what you’re doing is special and sacred and it matters.”

On her friendships with celebs: “The thing about my girlfriends right now is that none of them needs me for anything other than friendship. I love the fact that they are all passionate about their jobs, whatever their jobs are. A lot of celebrity-type people have this group of people around them where their friends’ main priority is them, and they feel comfortable with that dynamic. I don’t feel comfortable with that dynamic.”

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  • gradybridges

    Great businesswomen but she seems so fucking fake to me. Not with her fans-just everything else.

  • smokeskater

    Ugh! She is so safeguarded.

  • https://disqus.com/by/kendallmayback/ Kendall Mayback

    Okay but wasn’t she the one who kind of announced to the world that they were feuding anyway in Rolling Stone? And now she doesn’t want to talk about it? That doesn’t make any sense really.

  • Reebs

    Exactly! So this statement is super bizarre. Also, the phrasing of what she says makes it seem like she’s implying that Katy’s the one stumbling out of clubs drunk. Wth. Very confusing.

  • ErkanTaufiq

    I hate taylor swift! she’s nice but please who the hell wants to know her enemies or her bestfriend! lol, she easily share the hatred :(

  • TeamBella76

    She’s so fake ! She’s stuck up and constantly talks down at people. WAKE UP HOW CAN PEOPLE NOT SEE THIS ? I want to be a fan but I just can’t get past that side of her. Ok we all get bitchy but she hides it and just looks down on others because she’s different and she thinks she’s special.

  • TeamBella76

    She’s nice to her fans but we all know some of that is too keep selling albums.

  • Anna Salcido

    It was actually katy perry who started everything. Taylor was asked about “mean/boy bashing songs” and she replied by saying the meanest song on the album is not about a guy but about someone she considred a friend then she did something and realized they were never friends and it had nothing to do with a guy. Katy was the one who started all the rumors with that regina goerge tweet and who has continued to act like a child by getting her boyfriends involved and mentioning her by name on interviews.

  • b324

    …except you wrote a whole song about her. So in essence, you are talking about it.

    For someone who said they dislike confrontations, it’s amazing how many songs she writes about people she knows or has known.

  • TruthAboveAll

    Seems to me like some serious misquoting going on as the entire paragraph makes no sense with the heading “On her apparent feud with Katy Perry:”

    It almost sounds as if something has been cobbled together to make it sound like she was talking about Katy when in fact she wasn’t. What a surprise that would be…NOT! At the very least, the so called “journalist” could have made a better attempt to make sense!

  • lOsT

    Regarding guys and clubs – she was talking about herself because she said the same thing in couple of her last interviews. Who knows what the real question was, the whole paragraph seems messy to me. Bad journalism.

  • Donna

    When did she talk down at people? She’s stuck up an fake because she’s eloquent and well spoken, confident in herself and her work? I guess that’s something that’s unacceptable in one person.

  • Donna

    Love Taylor. She’s confident but sweet. Great interview.

  • lOsT

    I think she was implying that she doesn’t give them any material to make fun of her anymore, so now they’re asking about her alleged feud with Katy, thinking she may say some juicy stories but she won’t talk about her.

  • Lilly

    I’d take her classy suave self over skanky no class perry anyday, I mean who keeps going back to a repeat cheater over and over and never learns her lesson? Katy no brains perry.

  • Amy

    Can she just shut the hell up and go away? My god she is the most annoying person ever. I have never seen a bigger attention whore. She made me start to like and appreciate Kanye West and Katy Perry.

  • Amy

    Lmao classy? She bashes ex-boyfriends and “enemies” like she is still stuck in middle school. It’s embarrassing. Nobody even knew she was feuding with Katy Perry until she herself brought it up and now she declares she won’t talk about it. Not to mention being a serial dater for publicity. This girl has no class.

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    No. Tweet was some days after everybody discuss why dancers leave boring job for party job.

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    All published big interviews are approved.

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    That disgusting what she made to good people like you and me!

  • Francesca Simoni

    she feels like she has CULTURAL RELEVANCE. ok, someone tell her she’s not a Pulitzer prize award winner. this is crazy.

  • pikupiku

    “When I’m with my friends, we don’t say glowing things about everybody. We’re not sitting around going ‘You know who’s really special and wonderful?’ That’s not what we talk about – we’re normal girlfriends”
    … but that’s kinda what my girlfriends and i do though, and i think we’re pretty normal. like “hey, guess who got a new job with aaa firm? nancy! oh my god, thats so great” etc etc… no one wants to be talking to someone who keeps bitching all the time, spoils the jolly mood.

  • Lou Vasquez

    Ok!! If you sat so Swiftie!

  • Lou Vasquez

    say

  • Lisa

    She never announced they were feuding. What she said was she never understood Katy Perry’s interactions with her. She sees her one minute, they are friends, and another minute, she acts mean towards her and she was wondering if they were friends or not. It was Katy Perry that made it seem like it was an all out war. So I understand if she has decided that she does not want to talk about her again. I know co-workers like Katy Perry, better just to stay away from them.

  • Guest

    taylor is like that popular mean girl in school who spreads a rumor about you but when you confront her about it she acts innocent and refuses to talk about it lol sneaky calculated bich! if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out!

    She drops a diss song about katy and makes obvious hints about who the song was about but then she refuses to talk about ? maybe it’s because she doesn’t want to be asked about the dancers who worked with katy first and were upfront with taylor that if katy were to go back touring ,they would join her. Taylor’s team are anal when it comes to legal matters.Her team would have sued these dancers if they weren’t upfront with taylor which makes Tmz’s even more credible .
    according to TMZ” The 3 dancers had actually worked with Katy first, but when Katy’s tour ended several years ago they needed work. So they signed up as dancers during Taylor’s tour.

    We’re told the dancers told Taylor up front … they did not want to sign for the full tour — they wanted a 30-day out, and we’re told it’s because they were just waiting for Katy to go back on tour.

    When Katy hit the stage again, they gave their 30-day notice, but Taylor got so pissed off she fired them on the spot.”

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/10/katy-perry-taylor-swift-feud-backup-dancers-tour-john-mayer/#ixzz3T9pKY37I

    taylor swift is nothing but a rich spoiled child who grew up getting what she wants,and when she doesn’t…she will blame it on you.

  • Stella1

    I was at a house party after the Grammys in Hollywood and Taylor and her friend basically kicked me out of the bathroom because Taylor had to pee. She is sweet and seems wonderful on TV but in person she is quite the opposite.

  • ugh

    taylor is like that popular mean girl in school who spreads a rumor about you but when you confront her about it she acts innocent and refuses to talk about it lol sneaky calculated bich! if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out!

    She drops a diss song about katy and makes obvious hints about who the song was about but then she refuses to talk about ? maybe it’s because she doesn’t want to be asked about the dancers who worked with katy first and were upfront with taylor that if katy were to go back touring ,they would join her. Taylor’s team are anal when it comes to legal matters.Her team would have sued these dancers if they weren’t upfront with taylor which makes Tmz’s even more credible .

    according to TMZ” The 3 dancers had actually worked with Katy first, but when Katy’s tour ended several years ago they needed work. So they signed up as dancers during Taylor’s tour.

    We’re told the dancers told Taylor up front … they did not want to sign for the full tour — they wanted a 30-day out, and we’re told it’s because they were just waiting for Katy to go back on tour.

    When Katy hit the stage again, they gave their 30-day notice, but Taylor got so pissed off she fired them on the spot.”

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/10/...

    taylor swift is nothing but a rich spoiled child who grew up getting what she wants,and when she doesn’t…she will blame it on you.

  • Guest

    Agree. Taylor has always been classy. She’s a songwriter and writes about her personal experience. It’s called artistic freedom. People who blame her for that are stupid.

  • Naynay

    At the end of the day Katy didn’t do anything wrong, I love Taylor but here she’s kinda playing the victim for some weird reason, She started the feud (I mean in the medias because she revealed the THING with the dancers to Rolling stones) then played like Katy did. And even when it comes to the dancers Katy didn’t do anything wrong (it wasn’t necessarily tactful but not mean at all) since all she did was call the dancers that were on her last tour and happened to be on Taylor’s tour, ultimately the dancers were the ones supposed to shame because they left Taylor like that. I mean think about it like what if you had a problem with your sink and called a plumber who would say he’ll come this afternoon but then someone with a bigger possible paycheck would call, don’t you think he’ll call you to reschedule ? and wouldn’t you be mad at the plumber and not the guy who called him ? just a stupid story

  • nicole smith

    You haters are so fake. You start by save I love Taylor or was a fan and then proceed to bash her. The truth is you’re a ringer and a fake: fakers gonna fake fake and the haters gonna hate hate…. The article above and all the ones coming out are also misquoting things. She said “She would never talk about “her” ever again.” She never even mentioned “Katy”. She was just referencing “Bad Blood”. I think this whole Bad Blood business is a waste of time. I’ll bet the players Taylor and Katy are too busy making money, working etc to care what anyone says about it. You really believe that they are sitting there and saying “oh fan fan so so and so is defending me, how nice. I think I’m going to be their friend…” That is not happening. Were talking mega stars, making millions, working their ass off doing it. They do not have time for this stuff in real life..

  • sowhat

    LOL she won’t be talking about her but she sure will be singing about her in her upcoming tour *bad blood* biiiiiitch.
    Stay pressed taytay, you two faced cunt.

  • sowhat

    taylor gave details about who the song was about,if she didn’t want people to know then she wouldn’t have been so clear that it was about KATY PERRY. stay delusional.

  • Naynay

    I feel somehow that your comment is directed to me so I just want to say that nowadays I always feels like sugar coating what I say because people always jump on you’re a hater when really I’m just stating a fact. All I say is you can’t expect people to take you seriously when you write a song about someone , say who it refers to (or in this case give big clues) and then say I don’t like confrontation, or I don’t want to talk about it, like at the end of the day she either want to buzz around that or is way too childish to settle this issue. When you have a problem just settle it or confront it but don’t victimize yourself like you’re some kind of saint everybody makes mistakes so just move on
    BTW I have listened to RED, 1989, Prism and Teenage dream I’m not a hater I just hate BS

  • Red Stilettos

    I’m far from a tween and not even a fan of hers really (I like blues and jazz personally) but she’s far more talented than Katy Perry could ever dream of being. And that probably chaps Katy Perry’s hide.

    Taylor Swift has true talent: she writes her own lyrics and music and doesn’t have to rely on auto-tune like so many other loser artists these days.

    She’s a hell of a lot more relevant than any of the Kardashian slores who seem to capture more attention than anyone else–and all without any talent. Mind-boggling.

  • KT

    90% of her songs are about dissing people, funny how she hates confrontations.

  • Joker

    They are both spoiled and wiling to do anything to be the center of attention. They are both bad role models who need to feed their egos.

  • Winners Anonymous

    taylor swift is a bi-polar weirdo

  • Anna Salcido

    What details did she give exactly?? She just said it was another female celeb and had nothing to do with a guy and more that she thought she was a friend then she realized she wasnt. The media was guessing who it might be but also had no clue until katy put out that stupid mean girls tweet.