Taylor Swift and Jessica Simpson are not involved in a feud.
According to a new report, Taylor Swift and her fellow singer, who shares two children with husband Eric Johnson, are at odds because Swift is allegedly refusing to write a new song for Simpson, who hasn’t been doing much on the musical front in recent years.
Earlier this week, a source suggested Jessica Simpson had allegedly reached out to Taylor Swift in hopes of making a career comeback. However, rather than help the ex-wife of singer Nick Lachey, Swift reportedly informed her that she was far too busy.
While Gossip Cop has since confirmed the report as “total B.S.,” Simpson was rumored to have reached out to [Taylor Swift] about a potential duet or hang out session. According to the rumor, Simpson wanted to raise her profile and potentially release a song written by Taylor Swift. Then, when Swift allegedly turned her down, she reportedly called in a favor to Katy Perry, who has been involved in a rumored feud with Swift for years.
In response to the report, a source close to Jessica Simpson spoke to Gossip Cop and laughed off the incorrect story.
Taylor Swift has faced several rumors regarding when her next album would drop and many believed it would have already been released at this point. Since the start of Swift’s career, she has released a new album every two years and her latest album, 1989, was released in 2014. Still, there has been no sign of her new album yet, nor has there been any official confirmation of Swift’s next series of songs.
In July of this year, Hollywood Life claimed Taylor Swift was reportedly almost done working on her new album, which was expected to drop sometime in the coming months.
“[Taylor Swift] is almost done with her next album,” an insider explained to Hollywood Life at the time. “She wants to release it this year and she wants to do it Beyonce style. She wants to drop it completely out of nowhere! She’s intending to make it happen in the fall.”
This year, Taylor Swift has endured a nasty feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian — and a couple of breakups. So, when it comes to her new album, she surely has plenty of inspiration.
At the end of spring, Taylor Swift split from her boyfriend Calvin Harris, whom she dated for 15 months, and weeks later, she went public with her relationship with Tom Hiddleston and the pair dated for a few months. Then, in September, Taylor Swift and the actor went their separate ways and Swift has appeared to be single ever since.
Meanwhile, as she continues to focus on herself and her career, a source claims she’s been inspired by her breakup from Hiddleston.
“[Taylor Swift] is handling things well and she is working on music and writing lyrics down all the time especially since she has been involved in so many recent high profile news stories with Tom [Hiddleston] or Kanye [West] and even the Super Bowl speculation,” a source told Hollywood Life in September. “She has a lot of material to work off.”
A new album is “still a work in progress because when she puts something out she wants to fully support it with a tour and television appearances,” the source continued. “She is enjoying a little break so there is still some time for all of that.”
Following her split from Hiddleston, Taylor Swift was linked to Drake, but after the alleged couple was seen together at his 30th birthday in Los Angeles, rumors of a romance between them were shot down and they haven’t been seen together since.
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