10 Things We Learned From Taylor Swift’s Rolling Stone Interview
Taylor Swift covered so much ground in her new Rolling Stone interview that we couldn’t resist highlighting the most important parts. The ‘Shake It Off’ singer talked ‘1989,’ Harry Styles (yes, there will be songs about him!) and even her thoughts on hooking up.
Swifties, check out the highlights below!
1. She’s paranoid about her privacy — but we can totally see why.
“There’s someone whose entire job it is to figure out things that I don’t want the world to see. They look at your career, they look at what you prioritize, and they try to figure out what would be the most revealing or hurtful,” the ‘Shake It Off’ singer explained. “Like, I don’t take my clothes off in pictures or anything – I’m very private about that. So it scares me how valuable it would be to get a video of me changing. It’s sad to have to look for cameras in dressing rooms and bathrooms. I don’t walk around naked with my windows open, because there’s a value on that.”
2. Her apartment is basically a giant Pinterest board…
Among the things that the Rolling Stone journalist described in Taylor’s NYC apartment: A fish tank filled with vintage baseballs, huge candles, a pool table (which Taylor admitted was covered in cat hair), a sky light, and at least five flavors of sparkling water.
3. …But she accidentally has a lamp emblazoned with the name of a homeopathic version of Viagra.
Turns out that the Latin phrase ‘CALADIUM SEGUINUM’ is actually a natural treatment for “male impotence,” the Rolling Stone writer discovered. Oops.
4. If she were a ‘Girls’ character, she’d be Shoshanna.
“Shoshanna gets excited about things, she’s really girly,” Taylor explained. “And when she was in a relationship that was very comfortable, she made the decision to get out and go experience new things on her own. And now she’s becoming more sure of herself and taking life head-on, in a way that I can relate to. Even though I’ve never accidentally smoked crack at a warehouse party and run pantsless through Brooklyn.”
5. She’s trying to get Selena Gomez to move to New York.
And she’s even dubbed it ‘Project Selena.’
6. She hasn’t gone on a date since she dated Harry Styles.
“Like, have not gone on a date,” she confirmed. “People are going to feel sorry for me when you write that, but it’s true.”
7. And yes, there are songs about him on ‘1989.’
Taylor apparently hinted that ‘I Wish You Were,’ ‘All You Had to Do Was Stay, ‘Style,’ and ‘Out of the Woods’ are all about the One Direction boybander.
“We should have just called it ‘I’m Not Even Sorry,'” she said about ‘Style,’ which reportedly talks about a guy with “slicked-back hair” — in addition to the pretty obvious title. ‘Out of the Woods’ reportedly discusses the time that the two went to the Emergency Room after getting into a snowmobile accident — which they had managed to keep a secret, until now.
And FYI, Taylor notes that the two are now friends.
8. She doesn’t believe in hooking up unless you’re in love.
“I just think it’s pointless if you’re not in love,” Taylor said of hooking up. “And I don’t have the energy to be in love right now. So, no.”
9. The ‘1989’ song ‘Bad Blood’ is about another artist who tried to sabotage her.
Though Taylor didn’t name names, she didn’t hold back in her description of the artist who inspired ‘Bad Blood.’
“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?'” Taylor said. “She did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’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’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.” Yikes!
10. She really did give a fan $90 for her birthday.
Remember this story about Taylor randomly giving a fan $90 for her birthday? Well, it’s true — and it went down exactly how the girl’s friend said it did. Too cool!
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