Top Stories

Todrick Hall Stands by Taylor Swift: 'My Heart Goes Out to Her'

Todrick Hall Stands by Taylor Swift: 'My Heart Goes Out to Her'

Taylor Swift has another friend in her corner.

The 26-year-old singer’s viral pal Todrick Hall is speaking out in her defense amid all the drama with Kanye West and Kim Kardasahian.

“In the words of Sweet Brown, ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that.’ I’ve had my Regina George moments in my life, [but] I think there’s a reason why you would call someone and record them,” Todrick told People. “I’m not sure of everything that happened or did not happen, but all I know is I feel that I would feel taken advantage of if someone recorded me without me knowing it.”

“My heart goes out to her because she never asked to be a part of this whole Kimye experience,” he continued. “She just wanted to accept an award. And it’s just, literally, like Bring It On – you know how they keep making Bring It On movies again and again and again? It’s like it doesn’t seem it will end.”

“She’s one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met in my entire life,” Todrick added.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Instagram
Posted to: Taylor Swift, Todrick Hall

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • The guy who tried to kiss Kim Kardashian is speaking out - US Weekly
  • Brad Pitt voluntarily submits to drug testing - TMZ
  • Check out this recap of this week's episode of Empire - Gossip Cop
  • Gina Rodriguez' rap skills are ON POINT - Just Jared Jr
  • Here's the scoop on Blac Chyna's baby shower - Radar
  • Is Sarah Jessica Parker getting a divorce? - Lainey Gossip
  • Alec Baldwin will play Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Will

    If Kanye would stop obsessing over Taylor it would go away but I don’t see that happening now I heard he might use the recording is a song (don’t know if it’s true). Which means kim will be seething. Kim is an insecure hobbit no matter how much weight she loses she looks short and dumpy not to mention she’s as dumb as they come.

  • Cruizin1960

    Would really love it if Taylor pressed charges against Kim for releasing the audio recording. Cali is a two party consent state…Kim broke the law.

  • Shenanigans

    nope, there’s no case to be had here. it wasn’t a confidential conversation.

  • Shenanigans

    Taylor also injects herself in the ‘narrative’ she claims she wants no part of. She uses her platforms, award shows and social media, to address Kanye. If she truly didn’t want anything from this ‘narrative’ she would ignore it completely. but that’s not the case. And if you’ve watched the videos, you will see that Taylor actually enjoys the publicity she gets.

  • FrenchGirl

    “The one of most geniune persons ” is suing /sued some fans on Etsy,her former guitar teacher and a graffiti painter

  • 1guest

    they are all ridiculous. super rich famous people fighting over BS

  • Naynay

    I feel like I don’t give a damn if someone recorded me over the phone because I always own up to the things I say, only double faced people or hypocrites would have a problem with being recorded on a private convo, if you’re telling the truth then why does it bother you when the “real truth” comes out
    and genuine like in I will write a song dissing you for the private times we had but I will get mad if anyone else does so ! she wrote a song about katy, john, joe, camila, harry, jake, and probably some more and they were all mean spirited so how the fuck you gon be mad at someone calling you a bitch not even in a bad way, he didn’t say she’s such a bitch he used it as “chick” it happens everyday in rap

  • Jenny from the flop

    lol, her team couldn’t find a real celebrity to defend after selena went into hiding so all they got is a freaking youtuber that does skits about disney princesses!

    JustJared, how much did taylors team pay you to post this?

  • Jennifer Moore

    You have to be pretty dumb to defend your Husband rapping about wanting to sleep with another woman. The only person who should feel humiliated here is Kim Kardashian.

  • AnnRudbeck

    It’s shocking that Taylor is OK with a married man saying that he “might have sex” with her. Saying that it is kind of a “Compliment”?. No strong, self respecting, independent and professional woman would EVER OK a lyric like that. Taylor cries, “Character assassination”?. What none of her fans want to admit: She seriously did it to herself. Taylor just contributed to the misogyny of the sexual objectification of women in music – And, she thought it was a “compliment”.

  • Jennifer Moore

    I think she and everyone else would expect that line from Kanye..he seems to want to have sex with everyone but his wife. But claiming to be responsible for her fame and calling her a bitch is a little over the top. Either way, it really doesn’t matter in the end, the people who care about her will continue to care about her all this has done is give her haters more hate to spread. She still made $170 million dollars last year, has a ton of awards, is more famous now than ever before and has a ton of number 1 hits. I doubt she gives one shit about Kim and Kanye. Taylor has it all and there is nothing those people can do about it.

  • AnnRudbeck

    The most disturbing narrative that I have continually heard from the not-so-Swifters, is how they repeat ad nauseum:
    1)How much Taylor Makes.
    2)How much she doesn’t care.
    3)How famous she is.

    Essentially stating that she’s a wealthy brat who doesn’t care how she contributes to society and takes for granted her privilege and influence. Because, even if she isn’t the feminist she says she is, that’s Ok, because – Look at her bank balance?.

    As if this somehow absolves her from doing things which are extremely bad, not only for her, but for women in general. She claims being a victim of misogyny, when she contributes to that misogyny, and no one seems to care?. Somehow, pointing out that SHE APPROVED A LYRIC WHICH DEFAMES WOMEN (not to mention herself), and she was OK WITH IT, is….No big deal because: 1) Taylor is famous. 2) Kanye and Kim are scum anyhow, and 3) She’s rich.

    It’s not hate to actually point out that she approved something which is actually quite bad and not worthy of any sort of role model. It is not hate to point out that IT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT WHEN A MAN WANTS TO HAVE SEX WITH YOU. Names, are sticks and stones. To approve a line in a song, which objectifies women as SEX OBJECTS, is not cool. I don’t give a rat’s a$$ how rich and famous you are. If you approve a line like that and then go off because someone took credit for your fame and called you a bad word – There’s something deeply wrong.

  • Starlight

    Taylor should of NEVER accepted that olive branch from Kanye because it was full of thorns.

  • AnnRudbeck

    The most disturbing thing about #TaylorGate is that there is a generation of women who are more offended by a name than by being talked about as sex objects.

  • Starlight

    No one went into hiding, Selena is back on tour slaying Asia right now. BTW…there is not one A lister that has step forward and defended Kanye & Kim’s actions. Katy doesn’t even count because we already know she has beef with Tay.

  • Starlight

    Are you exhausted yet? Chill TF out already and BTW your logic on this screams desperate so keep reaching with that lame defense. Bottom line is….NO MAN SHOULD CALL A WOMAN A B**CH!!!

  • Starlight

    I don’t understand how you can come in here and preach against all this sexual objectifying BS but then you defend Kim Kardashian & Kanye? Have you not seen the “Famous”music video yet because there is so much more to this then them just secretly recording her and purposely not telling her about the 2nd lyric where he calls her a b**ch while claiming her fame. If she doesn’t take legal action against these a**holes then she is dumb AF because let me tell you if he pulled this kind of BS on either Bey or Adele he would of been dragged into oblivion.

  • Gina

    Once again, everyone is dancing around the fact that she’s a liar and focusing on the fact that she was illegally recorded. Such a deflection tactic.

  • Gina

    There is not one objective famous person who isn’t on Taylor’s payroll or isn’t a Taylor ass kisser (aka friend) in one way shape or form who publicly came out to defend her.

  • Gina

    Typical. You have no real rebuttal so instead you tell her to chill out & followed it up by using the trusty cap lock button as if that validates your already weak point.

  • Gina

    Am I the only one who thought he was being sarcastic?

  • Starlight

    Payroll? LMFAO…I think your talking about the famewhore family (aka the KarTRASHians & Kanye) because the industry actually LOVES Tay!!!

  • Gina

    Yes, I said payroll, honey. That director who made her out to be some sort of martyr, that “squad” that gets publicity every time they a photographed with her or mention her name, this YouTube “celebrity” who had an uptake in followers after being associated with her etc. They all have something to gain.

  • Starlight

    What exactly do you want be to rebuttal with because her whole stance is not only comical but absurd and completely reaching.

  • Gina

    Really? Cuz from where I’m sitting, she was speaking truths left and right.

  • AnnRudbeck

    Alright. Allow me to break this down for you.
    1) I never defended Kim or Kanye in that sentence. Just because someone feels that Taylor is an idiot does not mean that they support Kim/Kanye. Life is not black and white and either is opinion (no puns intended).
    2) Yes, I did see the Famous video.
    3) Kanye does not call Taylor a “B*tch”. He uses it as a naming convention not as a descriptor. For example, “B*tch, please”, “Can’t a B*tch get any respect?”. He never actually said, “Taylor Swift is a B*tch”.

    You see, controlling the language of name calling does nothing to deter disrespect or mistreatment among minorities. As a society we have banned the common use of many defamatory names: the “N” word, Limey, Gino, Pollak, Juden, many names which society felt marginalized and encouraged disdain among groups of people. Banning the “N” word – Has it decreased the rate of violence between the white and black communities?. Has the banning of that name solved the human rights issues in the black communities across the United States?. No, it hasn’t. It has only made it taboo to say the word – Unless of course you are in the black community – where the use is considered to be OK.

    By your logic, keeping men from calling women “b*tches”, will somehow solve the problems of female objectification. As you said in another response to me, “IT IS NOT OK FOR A MAN TO CALL A WOMAN A B*TCH”. When actually, women will continue to use the term in order to describe other women, and maybe even our person. You see, the issue of misogyny extends beyond naming conventions just as racial violence and discrimination extends beyond naming conventions. That is why I am shocked that there are a generation of women who are perfectly fine with Taylor Swift allowing herself to be turned into a sexual object of desire AND to find it a compliment; but to take so much umbrage with the term “b*tch”. If we ban men from calling women “B*tches”, do you honestly think that it will solve the issues of sexual objectification and gender inequality anymore than banning the “N” word has solved the issues of human rights and hate crimes committed against the black community?. No, it won’t.

    In fact, men call women derogatory terms because they feel that they have the right to marginalize and objectify us. So, when I am critical of Taylor Swift for allowing herself to be objectified, which she did; I am also pointing out that by giving her permission to be treated as a sex object, she also removes any respect that she should rightly be given not only as a woman, but as a human being with self worth. See how that connection works?.

    So, please, I would really like to know – How am I reaching?.

  • Starlight

    I agree that there are perks being her friend but that goes along with all A-listers though.So is EVERYONE on a payroll that is friends with A-lister? Think about it, its kinda of reaching!

  • AnnRudbeck

    Thank you Gina – Starlight, I also posted the reasons why naming conventions do nothing to deter marginalization and human rights issues within minorities groups on the my post of mine you commented on. There, I fully address my logic in further detail.

  • AnnRudbeck

    You know what – I’ll repost it here – Just in case you missed it:

    Alright. Allow me to break this down for you.
    1) I never defended Kim or Kanye in that sentence. Just because someone feels that Taylor is an idiot does not mean that they support Kim/Kanye. Life is not black and white and either is opinion (no puns intended).
    2) Yes, I did see the Famous video.
    3)Kanye does not call Taylor a “B*tch”. He uses it as a naming convention not as a descriptor. For example, “B*tch, please”, “Can’t a B*tch get any respect?”. He never actually said, “Taylor Swift is a B*tch”.

    You see, controlling the language of name calling does nothing to deter disrespect or mistreatment among minorities. As a society we have banned the common use of many defamatory names: the “N” word, Limey, Gino, Juden, many horrible racial slurs which society felt marginalized and encouraged disdain among groups of people. Banning the “N” word – Has it decreased the rate of violence between the white and black communities?. Has the banning of that name solved the human rights issues in the black communities across the United States?. No, it hasn’t. It has only made it taboo to say the word – Unless of course you are in the black community – where the use is considered to be OK.

    By your logic, keeping men from calling women “b*tches”, will somehow solve the problems of female objectification. As you said in another response to me, “IT IS NOT OK FOR A MAN TO CALL A WOMAN A B*TCH”. When actually, women will continue to use the term in order to describe other women, and maybe even our person. You see, the issue of misogyny extends beyond
    naming conventions just as racial violence and discrimination extends beyond naming conventions. That is why I am shocked that there are a generation of women who are perfectly fine with Taylor Swift allowing herself to be turned into a sexual object of desire AND to find it a compliment; but to take so much umbrage with the term “b*tch”. If we ban men from calling women “B*tches”, do you honestly think that it will solve the issues of sexual objectification and gender inequality anymore than banning the “N” word has solved the issues of human rights and hate crimes committed against the black community?. No, it won’t.

    In fact, men call women derogatory terms because they feel that they have the right to marginalize and objectify us. So, when I am critical of Taylor Swift for allowing herself to be objectified, which she did; I am also pointing out that by giving her permission to be treated as a sex object, she also removes any respect that she should rightly be given not only as a woman, but as a human being with self worth. See how that connection works?.

    So, please, I would really like to know – How am I reaching?.

  • Gina

    No honey, don’t put words in my mouth. I never said anyone who is friends with an A-Lister is on a payroll. But when it comes to Tay Tay, there are strings attached when it comes to being her “friend.” Not all of her friendships seem genuine to me. Her squad is a marketing tool and anyone who wants to stay a part of the squad must fall in line.

  • AnnRudbeck

    Haha. Nope. It was a very tongue-in-cheek comment. I really don’t think he would want to touch Taylor Swift with any pole let alone the one that’s attached.

  • Starlight

    OMG, do you really believe this?? How TF is ” I made (((((that B**ch)))) famous” not referring to Taylor. Do you lack comprehension? I’m sorry but this break down is a continuing saga of complete belligerent nonsense from you trying desperately to defend something you obviously can’t. If you honestly think that its okay for a man to call a woman a b**ch then girl you need some serious self love & self respect.

  • AnnRudbeck

    I find it’s kind of like saying that, “Guns don’t kill people – People do”.

    I feel like I am in a political debate where no one answers questions directly and there is no moderator to reign people in.

  • AnnRudbeck

    You obviously can’t read – Or just don’t want to. Which is a shame because if you don’t try to subject yourself to differing opinions now, you will never be able to make an informed decision in the future.

    I did say that Kanye referred to Taylor as a “b*tch”, he did. Maybe you should Google the difference between “Naming convention”, and “Descriptor”. Also, using large words inappropriately within your sentences doesn’t make you look smart. “Do you lack comprehension”?. Comprehension of….what?.

    If I was trying desperately, and failing, then how come you refuse to address any of what I wrote specifically?.

    If you cannot surmise that the feeling of entitlement and superiority is what gives way to racial slurs and defamatory language, then you need to take some history classes, or grow up – Whichever is easier for you.

    When you are involved in a debate of ideas, you must address issues head on. Where in my statement did I say that Kanye did not call Taylor a B*tch?. because I did. You need to learn how to formulate an argument beyond cap-locks and throwing out general statements. If you wish to discredit me, then try.

    Reducing my statement to “belligerence” without firmly attacking my logic makes you look lazy – and without reason.

  • Gina

    Exactly. I thought they lyric was Kanye’s weird way of saying that he and Taylor are on good terms after the whole VMA fiaso.

  • Marianne Fong

    He failed to get her permission. That is the law. Kanye and Kim: felon. That is the truth and I hope TS takes them to court so that it becomes attached to them. They totally deserve it.

  • Shenanigans

    again, there was no CONFIDENTIAL information in the conversation so there’s no case. Furthermore, Taylor KNEW they were NOT having a private conversation because there were other people who joined in on the conversation.

    Theres no case. Damage is already done to Taylor. What’s she gonna get out of suing them? And do you really think Kim and Kanye CARE? if they did, they wouldn’t have released the video.

  • Marianne Fong

    What part of the Taylors Grammy speech “people should not take credit for other people’s hard work” do you not understand? She NEVER agreed with him that he made her famous. THAT is the part that Kimye are so mad about. I think Kanye does have some mental problems but in truth it’s his wife Kim that is just pure evil. She planned this all along for her show and because she always hates people who are more successful that she is.

  • Marianne Fong

    What part of the Taylors Grammy speech “people should not take credit for other people’s hard work” do you not understand? She NEVER agreed with him that he made her famous. THAT is the part that Kimye are so mad about. I think Kanye does have some mental problems but in truth it’s his wife Kim that is just pure evil. She planned this all along for her show and because she always hates people who are more successful that she is.

  • VanityInsecurity

    The Kardashians have made their fortune off of.. unfortunate controversial events. This is no different. It is shady to record someone & release it just to prove some point? that imo never really gets proven. The only reason Kanye keeps exploiting Taylor’s name is for hits. For christ sake even Jay & Beyonce have distanced themselves from him. that is saying alot.

  • Sofeuh

    most people just love to see someone else burn. first off kanye only included her name in the song for controversy. asked for her to promote it for him? like wtf was that about? tapes their convo has his wife release it in accordance with her show so people can tune in & hear all the juicy gossip. taylor might have tried to distance herself from the whole thing & it could have been her pr or just didn’t want ppl to think it was OK to be called a bitch. I dont blame her.. who I do blame is the ppl who are making this so much of a big deal and it plays right into that nasty family Kardoushians.

  • HoneyMoon

    It’s impossible to her to pay everybody or anybody because they have to accept to be her puppet willingly first. Perhaps you yourself is living such a low life that’s why you think they are like you. You are living in a dream, honey. Wake up!

  • HoneyMoon

    It seems you have quite low moral of standard of life for okaying yourself to be called with all the dirty names.

  • HoneyMoon

    We get it. You guys are fans of Kanye and low lifes like him.

  • HoneyMoon

    You misunderstood the law. Taylor can sue him and Kim for RECORDED the conversation without her consent AND knowledge in the first place, not because they didn’t have a private conversation between just the two of them! Plus, a telephone conversation amongst FIVE people IN A ROOM is still a PRIVATE conversation, so she could still sue him and Kim on both!

  • Cruizin1960

    Doesn’t have to be confidential. Any conversation that is recorded in Cali requires that both parties be advised and consent to the recording. Kim was in the wrong.

  • Gina

    Actually, I’m not a fan of Kim or Kanye. Only a simple-minded person incapable of abstract thinking would think that disliking Taylor and her antics automatically means I’m a fan of Kim & Kanye. Not everything is black & white sweetie.

  • Gina

    What a moron you are. Money isn’t the only way to get paid. She pays them in the continued free publicity one gets by being associated with Taylor Swift. Use your brain, honey.

  • Naynay

    it seems like you have quite low levels of education using big words you can’t seem to use right, you say “moral standards” not moral of standard of life, and second I never said I was fine with someone calling me “all the dirty names” but if you ain’t a bitch why you get mad at someone calling you one, just like I wouldn’t get mad if a homeless drunk dude would cuss me out in the street, I would keep rolling baby because life is like that.
    And let me be clear if someone wants to start a beef with me, that someone will get his money’s worth, but I will certainly not start playing the victim for a 4 letter word that everybody has used at some point in their life, it’s not like he called her a cunt

  • Naynay

    slaying ? really slaying ? with them mute tone vocals ? use your words wiser next time SMH

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here