Yes, you read that right. High praise from the reigning queen of pop has Taylor Swift gushing. So, what did Madonna say to cause such a prideful swell in Ms. Swift’s heart? In an interview with Australian presenter Richard Wilkins for Network Nine’s Today show, the subject of rising pop starlets gave Madonna the opportunity to sing Taylor Swift’s praises.
“It’s good to have some princesses [of pop]. It means there’s a lot of pretty dresses around. I like Taylor Swift. I think she writes some really catchy pop songs. I can’t get them out of my head.”
That was quite a compliment coming from someone as successful and renowned as Madonna, so it’s no wonder that Taylor was flabberghasted. People magazine reports that Ms. Swift immediately took to Tumblr in true fangirl fashion, posting her reaction to Madonna’s praise for her own fans to see.
“Thanks now I’m dead. #HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DEAL WITH THIS. #BE COOL TAYLOR STOP BEING EMBARRASSING.”
Madonna’s positive words seemed to come at just the right moment, as news of another celebrity hack targeted Taylor Swift with the hackers threatening to release nude photos of the 25-year-old singer. Unlike the recent Sony hacks, these hackers targeted Taylor’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, according to Daily News. Ms. Swift was quick to respond, assuring fans that any compromising photos the hackers claimed to have would be photoshopped frauds, stating that she has never uploaded any nude pictures of herself.
Taylor followed up the statement with words that echo the thoughts of many in an age of hacked accounts and computer espionage.
“My Twitter got hacked but don’t worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords. Never a dull moment.”
“This is going to be a long day,” she later added. “#This is why I’m scared of technology.”
Madonna can definitely relate to the violated feelings Taylor Swift is experiencing, so she may recognize that her encouraging words couldn’t have come at a better time. During the recent Sony hacks, Madonna was targeted and unfinished versions of songs included on her upcoming album, Rebel Heart, were released to the public. Interscope Records plans to release Madonna’s Rebel Heart album on March 9.
Taylor Swift’s recent album, 1989, has sold over 4 million copies in the U.S., bringing her total domestic album sales to over 27 million.