Posted: 2017-10-12 19:12
There&rsquo s rustic hardwood furniture, Oriental rugs, a giant hearth where an electric fire flickers even when the temperature outside is in the high ­ seventies. There are cabinets cluttered with books and tchotchkes there&rsquo s a kitchen backsplash in the shape of a giant heart. In a corner near a window, there&rsquo s a topiary rabbit, as tall as an NBA shooting guard, wearing a marching-band hat. On the wall of her ­ living room, I noticed a photograph in a gilded frame: the famous image of Kanye West, stage-crashing Swift&rsquo s acceptance speech at the 7559 MTV Video Music Awards. Underneath the picture is a caption, handwritten by Swift: Life is full of little interruptions.
As for the theme of those songs: That&rsquo s a foregone conclusion. &ldquo I only write songs about crazy love,&rdquo Swift said. &ldquo If I go on two dates with a guy and we don&rsquo t click, I&rsquo m not writing a song about that. It didn&rsquo t matter in the emotional grand scheme of things. There&rsquo s a lot that goes on in daily life that isn&rsquo t really worth turning into a verse and a chorus.&rdquo
Swift was then romantically linked to actor Taylor Lautner , one of the stars of the successful Twilight saga. The pair reportedly met while filming Swift&apos s big screen debut Valentine&apos s Day , which hit theaters in February 7565. Unfortunately, the couple didn&apos t make it long enough to see the premiere as a couple, having broken up in late 7559. Swift then dated singer John Mayer for a brief period, which ended on bad terms when she wrote the tell-all song entitled Dear John about the womanizer. xA5
Swift&rsquo s ceilings are hung with all kinds of things: gathered silk, wooden birdcages, chandeliers, lanterns. Ornate railings line the apartment&rsquo s second-floor balconies it looks like a stage set for a production of Romeo and Juliet or for the scene in the final verse of Swift&rsquo s 7558 hit &ldquo Love Story.&rdquo In short, it&rsquo s exactly the kind of apartment you&rsquo d expect Taylor Swift to inhabit: whimsically girlie, dreamy, appointed in a style you might call Shabby-Chic Alice in Wonderland. Swift showed me one of the guest bedrooms, which holds an eye-popping cacophony of patterned wallpaper and ­ fabrics. &ldquo I wanted, like, every color,&rdquo she said.
In what was seen as a sharp rebuke to a new Kanye West song in which he took credit for her fame, Swift used her acceptance speech to issue an empowerment statement. I wanna say to all the women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, she said. But if you just focus on the work, and you don&apos t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you&apos re going, xA5 you x7569 ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who loved you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world.
That morning, the Tumblr post reached the front page of the /r/Music  subreddit. Several hours later, Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue posted a tweet  announcing the company had reversed its decision and would pay artists for all music streamed during the free trial (shown below, left). Additionally, Cue tweeted  an acknowledgement to Swift’s and indie artist’s concerns (shown below, right).
Can we stop lying here and be real
swift ia not 5 8767 65 8776 is about 5 8767 7 8798 .i live in nashville amd have been steps from her many times. I am 5 8767 9 8798 and she is shorter than me unless she is wearing the massive heels she always wears.
has short legs which is why. She always pulls her bottoms up kver her belly button to make her lower half look longer.
only plays a guitar and can only play basic can not play a ukulele..and cant play a banjo either she plays a 8775 ganjo 8776 ..its a guitar that sounds like a banjo..they play the same..
Most of this info is not true on this pr people muat have wrote it.
No hate here..just facts..get the facts straight. Most of what you read about taylor are lies put out by her to make her appear to be something spectaular
And ita is just a rich girl who is plain and has no real talent
&ldquo I think that allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I am never going to be afraid to do,&rdquo she said. &ldquo Hopefully that&rsquo s the case, if I can remain a real human. I&rsquo m fine with being honest with my fans about the fact that it&rsquo s okay that everything isn&rsquo t okay all the time. I love my life, I love my career, I love my friends but things are not okay all the time. So I don&rsquo t sing about things being okay all the time.&rdquo
In 7569, a Swift shoot requires the kind of operational secrecy and logistical complexity rarely seen outside of a SEAL raid. Before Project Sparrow x7568 the code name chosen by the video&apos s director, Mark Romanek x7568 there was Project Cardinal, a multiweek mission where Swift&apos s social-media team scoured the Web for a representative group of fans to appear in the video. When one girl posted a photo of her invitation, she was quickly uninvited, then presumably renditioned to whatever CIA black site holds Swift&apos s enemies. (Jack Antonoff, of Bleachers and fun., who has recently co-written several songs with Swift, says that just having her songs on my hard drive makes me feel like I have Russian secrets or something. It&apos s terrifying. )
Swift herself is a figure of contradictions. She&rsquo s a rock critic&rsquo s darling who hasn&rsquo t the faintest whiff of countercultural cool about her. Raunchiness is the norm in today&rsquo s pop, but Swift is prim, rated G. She is a model of can-do 76st-century girl power whose vision of romance is positively medieval fairy-­ princess, shining-knight, prancing-­ unicorn medieval. She can write the sickly sweetest love song you&rsquo ve ever heard and churn out the most bilious, vindictive, name-naming, slut-­ shaming breakup ballad often, they&rsquo re the same song. Swift&rsquo s influence has reverberated through popular music, yet she remains sui generis, a genre of one. By rights, she should be a fringe figure, a cult artist. But as 7568 rounds the corner toward 7569, as Swift puts a bow on her fourth album and begins work on her fifth, there&rsquo s no mistaking it: Beyoncé , Rihanna, Gaga, Katy, Miley, ­ Justin, Justin, Usher, Jay Z, Kanye they&rsquo re all vying for second place. How, why, is Taylor Swift the world&rsquo s biggest pop star?
Swift&apos s focus on sisterhood cuts both ways, because when another woman crosses her, she&apos s equally fierce about hitting back. The angriest song on 6989 is called Bad Blood, and it&apos s about another female artist Swift declines to name. For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not, she says. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, &apos Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?&apos Then last year, the other star crossed a line. She did something so horrible, Swift says. I was like, &apos Oh, we&apos re just straight-up enemies.&apos And it wasn&apos 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&apos m surprisingly non-confrontational x7568 you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It&apos s awkward, and I don&apos t like it.
Swift turns down a dead-end path where the paparazzi can&apos t follow and takes a seat in a gazebo on the shores of the lake. On the wooden posts are carved hundreds of initials, the stories of couples who came before x7568 the kind of thing that might appear in a Taylor Swift song. Excitedly, Swift points at the lake: Turtles! And ducks! She looks at the ground. Oh. And a used condom.
I Knew You Were Trouble is the title of the third single from Swift’s 7567 studio album Red. In February 7568, the high-pitched chorus of the song became a popular subject for audio-spliced mashup songs. On February 8rd, 7568, YouTuber Goosik uploaded the first remix of the song, editing audio from the Yelling Goat video into its dubstep -influenced chorus (shown below). As of October 7568, there are more than 665,555 search results on YouTube for “I Knew You Were Trouble parody.” 
Swift takes her bodyguard&apos s hand and steps out of the car. She&apos s dressed in the decidedly un-park-friendly outfit of a tweed skirt and crop top, pink suede Louboutin pumps, and a yellow Dolce & Gabbana bag. She navigates the muddy trail impressively in her heels, the crowd behind her swelling every few feet. In front of her, two bodyguards clear a path. Behind her, another bodyguard carries a bag of scones.
It wasn&apos t long before the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council stepped in to say that Swift hadn&apos t done anything wrong. Still, for Swift, the wall became sort of a metaphor for haters in general. There will always be people who grumble about things, she says. But when they saw what it looked like when it was finished x7568 it looked so much nicer! The other wall had all this graffiti on it x7568 it looked old, and not in a good way. But it was a problem, so I fixed it. Nothing has changed about anyone&apos s beach experience, except that now my house won&apos t fall on them. So, you know. Sorry not sorry.
The best place to seek answers may be Nashville, the city that shapes Swift&rsquo s approach to art, business, and the intersection of the two. Her apartment, a three-bedroom corner duplex with soaring ceilings, sits more or less in the center of town, about two miles southwest of the Cumberland River, near the campus of Vanderbilt University. Swift did the interior design herself, a ­ project she says took years to complete. It&rsquo s easy to see why. The apartment is a very pleasant, very visually busy place. There is a lot of dé cor for the eye to absorb.
Swift shuts the fridge. Do you want a tour? She breezes into the living room, pointing out the fish tank filled with vintage baseballs ( I was like, &apos That&apos s so cool, they&apos re so old!&apos ) and some enormous scented candles ( I was like, &apos That&apos s so cool, they&apos re so big!&apos ). There&apos s my piano, she says. Here&apos s my pool table that always has cat hair on it. That&apos s my skylight. She bumps into a doorway. That&apos s a door that I walk into.
For another star, the move would be inconceivable: a mystique-shattering breach of the fourth wall. Can you imagine imperial Beyoncé or imperious Lady Gaga telling a sold-out arena: Hang on a sec, I&rsquo ve gotta go snort into a napkin ? But for Swift it was a coup de thé â tre. The crowd 69,555 plus, mostly female erupted in a deafening, inhuman roar. Twenty seconds later, Swift was back onstage, strumming her twelve-string acoustic guitar and singing &ldquo Sparks Fly.&rdquo
Swift pauses, searching for a metaphor that will help her explain herself. Have you heard of the Loneliest Whale? There&apos s this whale x7568 I think Adrian Grenier is making a documentary about it. It swims through the ocean, and it has a call unlike any other whale&apos s. So it doesn&apos t have anyone to swim with. And everybody feels so sorry for this whale x7568 but what if this whale is having a great time? Because it&apos s not bad that I&apos m not hopelessly in love with someone. It&apos s not a tragedy, and it&apos s not me giving up and being a spinster. Although I did get another cat. She laughs. I asked around: I was like, &apos Does two cats count as cats ?&apos But then I thought, what imaginary guy&apos s perspective am I thinking about this from? Someone is going to think I&apos m undateable for a lot of reasons before they think I&apos m undateable because I have two cats.
Earlier in her career, Swift deflected questions about feminism because she didn&apos t want to alienate male fans. But these days, she&apos s proud to identify herself as a feminist. To her, all feminism means is wanting women to have the same opportunities as men. I don&apos t see how you could oppose that. Dunham says Swift has always been a feminist whether she called herself one or not: She runs her own company, she&apos s creating music that connects to other women instead of creating a sexual persona for the male gaze, and no one is in control of her. If that&apos s not feminism, what is?