Taylor Swift is breaking her silence on the mini Nicki Minaj feud that she got into prior to the 2015 MTV VMAs.
The “Wildest Dream” singer is gracing the October 2015 issue of NME Magazine. Swift looks unlike herself, although she’s still rocking the late ’80s style. On the cover, Swift wears her blonde bob in shaggy waves. She also rocks fuchsia lipstick, a graphic print Libertine jacket, and black mesh crop top. Swift is also surprisingly candid in the interview, which will be available in full on Friday, October 9.
Taylor Swift has learned an “important lesson” about her feud with Nicki Minaj. The two musicians put an end their Twitter beef, and now the “Bad Blood” singer is addressing it. Sort of. Taylor said that she didn’t want to speak any further about it, but she did learn that she needs to text people instead of addressing them on social media.
“I don’t want to talk about it. But I send text messages now. If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone’s management, I get their number and I text them. It’s an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015.”
In case you need a refresher, the Swift-Minaj feud heated up social media in July 2015. Swift mistook a series of tweets that Minaj posted about MTV snubbing her “Anaconda” video in the Video of the Year category. The rapper said that only women with “slim bodies” win and brought up an important conversation about racism in the music industry. Swift interrupted Minaj’s Twitter rants to accuse the rapper of pitting women against women. Katy Perry and countless other celebrities jumped in on their feud, but Swift eventually apologized for misunderstanding Minaj.
The two even ended their feud by performing together at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards for their memorable opening performance.
Taylor even told NME Magazine that she’s on good terms with rapper Kanye West after their 2009 MTV VMAs debacle. That’s when the rapper “pulled a Kanye” and interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video for “You Belong with Me,” which she performed inside a subway at on top of Radio City Hall that very night. Taylor recounted her adorable conversation with Kanye during their last dinner together.
“Me and Kanye are on such good terms now, six years later. It took a while…But I had to tell Beck, this story earlier. I was at dinner with Kanye a week after the Grammys, he stops what he’s saying and he goes, ‘What is this song? I need to listen to it every day.’ I said, ‘It’s Beck, it’s on an album called ‘Morning Phase,’ I think you’ve heard of it…’ We just burst out laughing. And he says, ‘Hey, sometimes I’m wrong.'”
It’s obvious that Swift and West are on better terms these days. The rapper sent the country-turned-pop star a bouquet of flowers shortly after this year’s VMAs.
Another realization that the singer-songwriter makes in her interview with NME Magazine is that she’s aware she’s overexposed. Not a day goes without Swift making headlines for her squad, the surprise guests on her “1989 World Tour,” or her relationship with Calvin Harris. But Swift’s not in a hurry to get back in the studio and work on new music after her tour wraps up in December. Instead, she says that she’s taking a break because she has fears that both her fans and the general public will grow tired of her. That’s impossible for Swift’s dedicated fans, who watch her every move on social media.
“I think I should take some time off. People might need a break from me. I’m going to hang out with friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don’t know.”
That gives Taylor plenty of time to spend with Calvin, who she’s dated since February of this year. During her candid interview, she revealed that she gets anxiety over the state of her career and her mother, Andrea, who’s battling cancer.
— Taylor Swift Style (@tswiftstyle) October 8, 2015
— NME (@NME) October 8, 2015
Taylor Swift’s full interview will be available in the new Friday edition of NME and on NME.com on October 9. Do you think Swift has learned her lesson from her feud with Nicki Minaj? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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