Taylor Swift on press intrusion and why friendships with females are more important than relationships

by Martin
Could Taylor Swift 'Shake It Off' to the top of the charts?

Taylor Swift

Many of us when we’re kids have hopes and dreams of becoming something big and for some people, they just want to entertain the world, like Taylor Swift.

The singer-songwriter has well and truly achieved what she hoped she would do but has dealt with quite a lot along the way, especially from the media.

Nowadays, with the increased popularity of Facebook and Twitter it’s easy to find out what your favourite artist is doing – which has its pros and cons.

It’s also far too easy for some to start rumours and before you know it, it’s all over the internet in a matter of minutes, and that’s one fire you can’t control.

For Taylor Swift, who spoke with The Guardian recently, she opened up quite a bit about press intrusion and betrayal from a few publications in particular.

“In the last couple of years I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that anyone can say anything about me and call TMZ or Radar Online or something, and it will be an international headline.” she explained.


The ‘Shake It Off’ beauty added that you have two options, go crazy and lose trust with everybody or like her new single suggests you can just ‘Shake It Off’.

She explained that if you ‘Shake It Off’ it’s because you know that “you’re having more fun than anyone else, what does it matter what anyone else thinks?”

Taylor added that this is the life she has wanted since she was a kid and won’t allow people to make her miserable when she should be enjoying her life.

“That’s why you see these artists become a tabloid regular and then become artistically and musically irrelevant, because they let [gossipy websites] stifle them. It’s not going to happen here.”

Taylor Swift recently released the official video for ‘Shake It Off’ (due out October 27th) which you can see below and is the first single to be lifted from her new album ‘1989’.

During the same interview the songstress, who appears to be changing musically also spoke about why her female friends are more important than romantic ones.

Taylor Swift in the video for 'Shake It Off'

Taylor Swift in the video for ‘Shake It Off’

“It just doesn’t seem like a possibility in the near future. It doesn’t ever work. What works is having incredible girlfriends who I can trust and tell anything.”

It’s understandable, sure she’s had a lot of high profile relationships but how can you have a normal relationship when the press are following your every move? It doesn’t happen to normal people, which makes it more difficult.

The MTV VMAs take place tonight (August 24th) at The Forum in Inglewood, California and Taylor Swift is among the huge list of performers.

Beyonce, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 and many more are also due to perform.

Not seen the official video for Taylor Swift’s new single ‘Shake It Off’? Check it out below and let us know what you think!

Also, once you’ve watched, we want to know, were you offended at any point? Sound off in the comments below and click here to find out why we’re asking.