How to Explain the Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Feud to an Adult
Listen, I am old and I dislike Taylor Swift’s music, save maybe one song. I do find it telling that she’s built a career of writing songs that are clearly aimed at the men she has dated. At some point, someone will come down to your level. I think that happened for Taylor and ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris today.
We know that Taylor is now “dating” Tom Hiddleston and they are SO HAPPY FOR REAL AND MEETING FAMILY AND EVERYTHING IS GLORY AND PONIES. (If she writes a song about Hiddles, I hope it is titled “Never Trust A Prankster God”). Some of you may also know that Taylor has publicly called out in songs/feuded with [deep breath] Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Harry Styles, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Camilla Belle, Katy Perry, and Calvin Harris.
I’m sure I missed some, but let’s focus on the last two names: Katy Perry and Calvin Harris.
Calvin Harris has a song out now with Rihanna called “This Is What You Came For” and it seems to be a hit. The song was credited as being written by Harris and a Nils Sjöberg. Swift’s representative today revealed, apropos nothing, that Nils Sjöberg is the pop star’s writing pseudonym. And that is when the shade hit the fan.
And she sings on a little bit of it too 🙃— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual https://t.co/vW3yGOIJit
I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though 🤔— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
Swift is bored and wants to bury someone, like Katy? Katy Perry? Rumored subject of the idiotic song “Bad Blood”? Why, yes. That is who Harris is referring to with that Tweet. Could it be that Taylor “Women Sticking Together” Swift has a long history of throwing other women under the bus when she deems them an enemy? I could look, but you know how to Google.
Let’s look at why Swift was angry with Perry in the first place. Swift thought Perry “stole” three of her dancers from her Red Tour. Because dancers aren’t people, but possessions to be stolen. Then Swift decided her ex-boyfriend (of minutes, I would bet) John Mayer dating Perry was another betrayal. Swift dropped her special brand of subtle hints in interviews. All of this was just a string wall of connections pointing to a feud, but now that Harris dropped that bomb? SHIT GOT REAL. More details are here.
And how has Perry responded to this Twitter revelation?
Then there was this delicious re-tweet from Perry:
Time, the ultimate truth teller.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 9, 2015
I love high school, you guys. It’s the best distraction.
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