Taylor Swift recently got angry in an interview because the reporter dared mention John Mayer's reaction to the "Dear John" song she allegedly wrote about him two years ago. Yikes. Pearl Pureheart sure holds a grudge. Who knew? And poor Conor Kennedy. What sort of song will she poison pen about him if their "love" doesn't work out?
In an interview with Glamour Magazine, whose November issue she recently covered, the country darling was asked how she felt about her experiences with Mayer and his reaction to her song. Oops. Wrong question. Pearl Pureheart was not amused.
"No!" La Swift imperiously interrupted. "I don't want to know, I don't want to know. I know it wasn't good, so I don't want to know," she quipped. "I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can't handle."
Whatever that means. As for Mayer having the temerity to assume Swift was writing about him, that's when Taylor really went ballistic.
"How presumptuous!" she exclaimed. "I never disclose who my songs are about. I don't talk about my personal life in great detail. I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you're going through."
OK. Enough said. Or not. In the new issue of Marie Claire Magazine, which she also covers, she expounded like a country version of an Oxford don on her personal philosophy of love and the quest for Mr. Right.
"[I believe in love]" she droned, "even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you're standing in a pile of the ash of what it once was thinking, 'Why did I have to meet this person, why did this have to happen?' But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you're there. In love again."
Wow. Looks like the old Frank Sinatra song was right. Some people really do fall in love too easily. Whatever.
As for Swift's tattle tale ballads, she has no intention of censoring their content. And if her exes get upset, well, to quote Rihanna: "What is love without tragedy?"
"It's not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it," she huffed.
End of interview.
Seriously, Taylor Swift has a right to write about whatever and whomever she chooses. But why is she so defensive about it? Perhaps it's because she knows deep down, that is, logically, that while being "cheated on" may be a good reason to end a romance, it's no reason to hold a grudge. Good grief, girl, there are women out there in the real world who are actually being abusedÂ—physically, verbally, and psychologically. On the other hand, the whole "cheating heart" thing has been a staple of country music songs since time immemorial. Maybe Swift just considers it good business.
In that case, more power to her.
Note to Conor Kennedy: Good luck, kid. Be careful.
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Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.