Long before Taylor Swift’s feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West blew up on social media, the singer had several nightmares about being secretly recorded. Obviously, some of those nightmares have come true. On Sunday, July 17, Kim released two tapes of Taylor’s phone conversation with Kanye about his controversial track “Famous.”
In the conversations, it seems like Swift, 26, went along with the song. However, West addressed the line, “I feel that me and Taylor may still have sex. He did not address that he would call her “that b****,” which is what Swift argued about on Instagram. Regardless, one of Swift’s biggest nightmares have come true.
Taylor Swift has a reason to be paranoid, according to Refinery29. The singer has grown up in the spotlight and now has millions of adoring fans. But it’s not her fans Taylor can’t trust, it’s her fellow artists within the industry. Taylor has been involved in several celebrity beefs, including an ongoing one with Katy Perry and one now with her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, so she has to watch her every move.
Capital FM posted an interview with Taylor at the 2015 Brit Awards, in which she revealed that her biggest anxiety and fears.
“My reality, even when I’m not dreaming, is peppered with anxiety, just like ridiculous anxiety,” she told host Dave Berry. “I have a lot of issues with buildings like this, just ’cause I feel like someone has bugged the room and is either videoing me or recording me.”
“I think these [microphones] might be on,” Berry said, indicating that they were being recorded during the interview.
“No, I know, but like dressing rooms and stuff, so that’s one of my paranoias,” Swift responded. “Anxiety dreams, I always have nightmares that I’m being framed for murder. And then I’m being framed so well that I can’t remember if I did it or not, in the dream. So, that really winds me up… If you want to talk about all my issues with anxiety, we could be here for days.”
The interview seems eerie and uncanny in light of her feud with Kimye. Maybe Taylor predicted that this would happen. If Taylor ever gets framed for murder, then we would have to question her psychic abilities. In that same interview, she revealed that she sometimes smiles in her sleep because she thinks the paparazzi is taking her picture.
“There’s a dream that, anytime I’m paparazzi’d out, which is a lot, I have dreams that night that they’re in my room taking pictures of me while I’m sleeping.”
This fear is something that Swift has also discussed in her 2014 interview with Rolling Stone. During the time, the pop star revealed that she has anxiety about being recorded while undressing.
“Don’t even get me started on wiretaps. It’s not a good thing to talk about socially. I freak out. […] Like, I don’t take my clothes off in pictures or anything – I’m very private about that. So it scares me how valuable it would be to get a video of me changing. It’s sad to have to look for cameras in dressing rooms and bathrooms. I don’t walk around naked with my windows open, because there’s a value on that.”
Thankfully, Taylor saw that one coming with the clothing company Blue Sphere, which has owned a trademark on the Lucky 13 brand since 1991, reports Rolling Stone. Last year, she reached a settlement with the brand after they sued her for her use of the term “Lucky 13” on her merchandise. Back in August 2015, a judge ruled that Taylor would have to give a deposition about what she knew about the brand before agreeing to trademark the phrase on her own.
Blue Sphere also demanded photos and videos that showed Swift’s “buttocks or breasts,” a request that Swift’s legal team has argued as harassment. The terms of their settlement allowed Swift to avoid trial, according to the Hollywood Reporter. However, Swift will be headed back to court to face the former DJ host who allegedly groped her during a meet-and-greet back in 2013.
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