Taylor Swift knows how to harness the power of publicity for good and for bad. But although the singer reportedly could dish some more dirt about her ex Calvin Harris, she is holding back because of the danger that Calvin could let go with some secret bombshells, according to a source cited by Hollywood Life.
Harris initially appeared to try to remain friends with his former girlfriend. But after Calvin turned to Twitter to rant, with the battle over who authored “This Is What You Came For” exploding, the friendship quickly changed to a declaration of war.
The fight from Harris goes beyond who authored a song. Calvin also sent a secret message in a single tweet.
“I know you’re off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC.”
That comment about Katy Perry caused speculation that if Swift tries another move against Harris, he will “expose and destroy her,” claims the source.
The singer reportedly is taking that tweet as a “big warning” that Calvin knows enough of her secrets to cause problems. Has Harris protected himself from possible embarrassment (such as a breakup song) by turning to Twitter to rant?
For those who doubted that Calvin had enough of a following and fan base to snag the spotlight from the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer, Harris succeeded in creating a tempest on Twitter to get the last word, pointed out E! News.
The negative publicity tide initially seemed to turn on Calvin, when the news broke that he had not been precisely truthful about his “This Is What You Came For” hit song. With his ex-girlfriend proved to be the writer of the lyrics, Harris first took the approach of feeling fine and dandy about the situation.
Then came Calvin with his Twitter storm, followed by a flock of supporters who were Team Harris. The #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty hashtag flag flew high on Twitter, with Calvin getting kudos for his rant against the “Bad Blood” singer.
In addition, Vox notes the possibility that the breakup resulted more over the professional relationship between Harris and his ex-girlfriend than the personal romance.
This version of the soap opera starring Calvin claims that the former couple made a pact to hide their collaboration on “This Is What You Came For” with a pseudonym. Then Harris visited Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to hype his show.
“Will you do a collaboration with your girlfriend?” questioned Ryan.
“You know we haven’t even spoken about it. I can’t see it happening though,” claimed Harris.
After that seemingly innocent exchange, those secret bombshells started to explode (although according to the above report from Hollywood Life, there are even more waiting to be detonated).
Confirmation came from Swift’s spokespeople that she actually was the author for the “This Is What You Came For” lyrics under the pseudonym “Nils Sjoberg.”
Harris subsequently exploded, telling his ex that she should focus on her new boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston, rather than try to “tear your ex [boyfriend] down.”
Moreover, Harris used Katy Perry as an example of what the “Love Story” singer had done to others in the past, hinting that he knows more about what went on behind the scenes of that famous feud.
That reference to Katy seems to confirm the rumors that Taylor had blacklisted Perry following a tour brouhaha. The result reportedly was her song “Bad Blood.”
Katy chose to respond to the tirade from Calvin referencing her with a not-so-subtle subtweet GIF.
While Katy provided her word (or GIF) on the topic, Harris has gained a growing group of fans waiting to see what else he will reveal. Among his new followers are Demi Lovato and producer Zedd, according to the Daily Mail.
Both made it clear that they are on Team Harris by following him and liking his Twitter rants.
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