Country singer Taylor Swift has written a song called “Bad Blood”. Surprisingly, per her past projects, this song is not about a guy — but a woman of whom she’s had problems. Shocking, we know. What better way to talk smack about someone than to write a song about them, not name them and expect change to happen?
She revealed to the magazine, “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 horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy!”
She continued, “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.”
She went on to say, “Sometimes the lines in a song are lines you wish you could text message somebody in real life. I would just be constantly writing all these zingers – like ‘Burn. That would really get her.’ And I know people are going to obsess over who it’s about, because they think they have all my relationships mapped out. But there’s a reason there are not any overt callouts in that song.”
She concluded, “I know people will make it this big girl-fight thing. But I just want people to know it’s not about a guy. You don’t want to shade someone you used to date and make it seem like you hate him, when that’s not the case.”
Hasn’t she built an entire career on throwing shade at guys she used to date?
After the “Rolling Stone” piece went live, the internet has already speculated that Swift was referring to pop singer Katy Perry. For her part, Perry has taken to Twitter to say: “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…”