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Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against White Supremacy

Taylor Swift is calling out white supremacy.

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter opened up in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

At one point during the conversation, she reacted to news of being called a part of the alt-right movement back in 2016.

“I didn’t even see that, but, like, if that happened, that’s just disgusting. There’s literally nothing worse than white supremacy. It’s repulsive. There should be no place for it,” she said.

“Really, I keep trying to learn as much as I can about politics, and it’s become something I’m now obsessed with, whereas before, I was living in this sort of political ambivalence, because the person I voted for had always won. We were in such an amazing time when Obama was president because foreign nations respected us. We were so excited to have this dignified person in the White House. My first election was voting for him when he made it into office, and then voting to re-elect him. I think a lot of people are like me, where they just didn’t really know that this could happen.”

She went on to discuss the next election.

“I’m just focused on the 2020 election. I’m really focused on it. I’m really focused on how I can help and not hinder. Because I also don’t want it to backfire again, because I do feel that the celebrity involvement with Hillary’s campaign was used against her in a lot of ways.”

For more from Taylor, head to RollingStone.com.

READ MORE: Taylor Swift Explains Why She Didn’t Perform at Manchester & Parkland Concerts

Taylor Swift Explains Why She Didn't Perform at Manchester & Parkland Concerts

Taylor Swift is revealing why she didn’t participate in the Manchester and Parkland benefit concerts, and the reason involves Scooter Braun.

In her new cover story for Rolling Stone, the 29-year-old “You Need To Calm Down” singer opened up about accusations made by Scott Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Records, that she opted not to perform in the shows that paid tribute the victims of the bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert and the Parkland school shooting.

“Unbelievable,” Taylor said. “Here’s the thing: Everyone in my team knew if Scooter Braun brings us something, do not bring it to me.” (The concerts were run by Scooter.)

“The fact that those two are in business together after the things he said about Scooter Braun — it’s really hard to shock me,” Taylor continued. “And this was utterly shocking. These are two very rich, very powerful men, using $300 million of other people’s money to purchase, like, the most feminine body of work. And then they’re standing in a wood-panel bar doing a tacky photo shoot, raising a glass of scotch to themselves.”

“Because they pulled one over on me and got this done so sneakily that I didn’t even see it coming,” Taylor Swift added about the master recordings drama. “And I couldn’t say anything about it.”

READ MORE: Taylor Swift & Katy Perry Discussed Zodiac Signs Over Tea After Making Up

Taylor Swift & Katy Perry Discussed Zodiac Signs Over Tea After Making Up

Taylor Swift is opening up about what she and Katy Perry did together after they reconciled their feud.

The 29-year-old “ME!” singer and the 34-year-old “Con Calma” crooner reunited in their epic burger and fry costumes in Taylor‘s “You Need to Calm Down” video.

Katy and I were talking about our signs … Of course we were,” Taylor told Rolling Stone. “We were talking about our signs because we had this really, really long talk when we were reconnecting and stuff. And I remember in the long talk, she was like, ‘If we had one glass of white wine right now, we’d both be crying.’ Because we were drinking tea.”

“We’ve had some really good conversations,” Taylor continued. “We were talking about how we’ve had miscommunications with people in the past, not even specifically with each other. She’s like, ‘I’m a Scorpio. Scorpios just strike when they feel threatened.’”

“And I was like, ‘Well, I’m an archer. We literally stand back, assess the situation, process how we feel about it, raise a bow, pull it back, and fire,’” Taylor added. “So it’s completely different ways of processing pain, confusion, misconception. And oftentimes I’ve had this delay in feeling something that hurts me and then saying that it hurts me. Do you know what I mean?”

On comparing her astrological sign, Sagittarius, to when Kanye West famously interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift said, “I can understand how people in my life would have been like, ‘Whoa, I didn’t know that was how you felt.’ Because it takes me a second. If you watch the video of the 2009 VMAs, I literally freeze. I literally stand there. And that is how I handle any discomfort, any pain. I stand there, I freeze. And then five minutes later, I know how I feel.”

READ MORE: Taylor Swift Reveals Her Side of the Story to That Infamous Kanye West Phone Call, Calls Him ‘Two-Faced’

Taylor Swift Reveals Her Side of the Story to That Infamous Kanye West Phone Call, Calls Him 'Two-Faced'

Taylor Swift is on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s latest issue, and she gave a super revealing interview.

Here’s what the 29-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag…

On the full context of her infamous phone call with Kanye West and when she decided she was done with him: “The world didn’t understand the context and the events that led up to it. Because nothing ever just happens like that without some lead-up. Some events took place to cause me to be pissed off when [Kanye West] called me a bitch. That was not just a singular event. Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I. And that wasn’t just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song — it was kind of a chain reaction of things. I started to feel like we reconnected, which felt great for me — because all I ever wanted my whole career after that thing happened in 2009 was for him to respect me. When someone doesn’t respect you so loudly and says you literally don’t deserve to be here — I just so badly wanted that respect from him, and I hate that about myself, that I was like, ‘This guy who’s antagonizing me, I just want his approval.’ But that’s where I was. And so we’d go to dinner and stuff. And I was so happy, because he would say really nice things about my music. It just felt like I was healing some childhood rejection or something from when I was 19. But the 2015 VMAs come around. He’s getting the Vanguard Award. He called me up beforehand — I didn’t illegally record it, so I can’t play it for you. But he called me up, maybe a week or so before the event, and we had maybe over an hour-long conversation, and he’s like, ‘I really, really would like for you to present this Vanguard Award to me, this would mean so much to me,’ and went into all the reasons why it means so much, because he can be so sweet. He can be the sweetest. And I was so stoked that he asked me that. And so I wrote this speech up, and then we get to the VMAs and I make this speech and he screams, ‘MTV got Taylor Swift up here to present me this award for ratings!’ [His exact words: ‘You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award ’cause it got them more ratings?’] And I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced. That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk sh*t. And I was so upset. He wanted me to come talk to him after the event in his dressing room. I wouldn’t go. So then he sent this big, big thing of flowers the next day to apologize. And I was like, ‘You know what? I really don’t want us to be on bad terms again. So whatever, I’m just going to move past this.’ So when he gets on the phone with me, and I was so touched that he would be respectful and, like, tell me about this one line in the song. [The line being ‘... me and Taylor might still have sex’.] And I was like, ‘OK, good. We’re back on good terms.’ And then when I heard the song, I was like, ‘I’m done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let’s be on bad terms, but just be real about it.’ And then he literally did the same thing to Drake. He gravely affected the trajectory of Drake’s family and their lives. It’s the same thing. Getting close to you, earning your trust, detonating you. I really don’t want to talk about it anymore because I get worked up, and I don’t want to just talk about negative sh*t all day, but it’s the same thing. Go watch Drake talk about what happened.”

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Taylor Swift Has Great Advice For The Artists on 'The Voice' as Mega Mentor

Taylor Swift looks so powerful in her official promo pic for the new season of The Voice.

The 29-year-old singer is returning to the reality competition series a a mega mentor, which means she will work with the contestants from all four teams during the Knockout Round.

Speaking with People, judges Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani opened up about Taylor‘s role.

“Your artists don’t know who the Mega Mentor is until they walk out there … and then they realize they’re about to sing in front of Taylor Swift,” John shared. “I mean, she’s had such an amazing journey as an artist and been so successful, like beyond any artist’s success in the world, ever.”

He continues, “She comes to our show and advises these new artists. So they feel so lucky and excited to sing for her. She really does have great advice for them.”

The Voice premieres on September 23rd @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

FYI: Taylor is wearing Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.

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Taylor Swift's 2020 Concert Dates Revealed!

Taylor Swift has announced her first 2020 concert and festival dates, and while it’s not a full tour, fans internationally and in North America will have chances to see her live next year!

The US dates are officially being dubbed either “Lover Fest East” or “Lover Fest West.” Lover Fest East is set to take place at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, which is where the New England Patriots play football. Lover Fest West is set to take place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. This will be the very first concert to take place at SoFi stadium, as it’s still being built!

Tickets will become available for everyone on October 17.

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