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Taylor Swift Finally Apologizes & Nicki Minaj Accepts

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Don’t worry, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief now, because the latest pop feud is done… for now. Taylor Swift finally apologized for being an ignorant, arrogant, privileged something-or-other and Nicki Minaj graciously accepted – or at least decided it’s not worth taking it any further since Swifty will never truly understand, anyway.

It took roughly 48 hours, a deep burn from Katy Perry and all of the Internet turning against her for Taylor (or her PR team) to smash out 140 characters on a keyboard that show her humility, or at least her desperation to stay at the top of the pop music game, unsullied and perfect.


That was the most forced apology (and acceptance) I think I’ve ever seen. I feel like we should all be applauding Nicki for showing so much restraint and grace throughout this entire situation, because she could have snatched Taylor’s edges back to Timbuktu, really. I probably would have done.

But Taylor got out of this what she wanted: she now looks so wonderfully gracious and wonderful now that she’s apologized and it looks like she’ll retain her national hero status. Well, to idiots, maybe.

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Katy Perry Weighs In On Taylor Swift’s Cluelessness

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Well, I suppose it was only a matter of time. After Nicki Minaj‘s frustration with the MTV VMAs (and the music industry at large) prompted Taylor Swift to open her mouth and promptly stick her foot in it while showing the world what an arrogant, self-absorbed asshole she is, celebrities started weighing in. However, one voice rose above the rest and oh, it was glorious (even if it was vaguely nonsensical). Katy Perry, do your thing.


If you’re having trouble parsing what she’s going for here, since it wasn’t stated all that eloquently, Katy’s basically saying it’s fucking hilarious that someone who can make a video like “Bad Blood” – which is basically like the music video version of Mean Girls with Katy as the target of Taylor and her girl gang’s wrath – and then try to peddle a bullshit brand of feminism that has no bearing on the real world and is totally fake, you need to step off.

Then again, Katy’s been trying to put us on for a while now, and we just weren’t listening:

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I know the “feud” between Katy and Taylor is petty, but if you think about it, it’s kinda been Taylor that’s drama queen, here. She’s the one who’s spoken most directly about it in interviews/tried to create drama. I mean, SHE MADE A SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT THE FEUD. I’m so over it. Taylor doesn’t care about propping up women, she cares about propping up herself and her own career. Bye, girl. Katy HAD to speak up. It’s too delicious.

Now all we need is for Rihanna to join the game and drag her, but I feel like it’s just too much to hope for.

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Taylor Swift Makes An Ass Of Herself In Nicki Minaj VMA Tweets

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Oh Christ on crutches. Y’all know I love Taylor Swift(‘s music), but I’m embarrassed for the spectacle she’s making of herself on Twitter right now. Here’s the deal: the MTV Video Music Award nominations came out yesterday, and there weren’t a whole lot of surprises. Nicki Minaj got some nominations, but Taylor was nominated in, like, every category, even though, let’s be real, the “Blank Space” video was in no way spectacular or even special. I wasn’t necessarily a fan of Nicki’s “Anaconda” video (I don’t like the song, but love her), but the fact that it received fewer nominations than basically Taylor’s shit – not to mention the fact that the Bey/Nicki “Feelin’ Myself” video received zero – kinda grinded Nicki’s gears.

At no point did Nicki call Taylor by name, but rather she expressed her frustration with the system, in which pretty, thin white girls are rewarded while black girls in charge of their sexuality and killin’ it are marginalized into the rap categories or otherwise ignored. Her observation was important and true and worth listening to, but not to Taylor. She took it as a personal attack and immediately decided to pounce, get bratty, and miss the point in the process.

Here’s Nicki’s tweet and Taylor’s bitchy reply:

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Yikes. That’s… incredibly cringe-worthy. Way to miss the fucking point AND be a total arrogant brat in the meantime! Well done, Taylor Swift! Nicki then replied in a MUCH nicer way than she should have done (and likely much nicer than she will have wanted to), and then Taylor attempted to simultaneously backpeddle while still being a massive you-know-what:

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God, I’m cringing so hard. It’s time to step away from social media, Taylor. Possibly forever.

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Calvin Harris Is Totally Into Taylor Swift & It’s Not Just For Publicity

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As I’ve said before, the whole Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris relationship really weirds me out. I just don’t buy it and I cannot imagine them together. I know opposites attract, but these two aren’t just opposites, they’re from entirely different universes. And while I can imagine it being genuine from Taylor’s side, since she’s a bit of a hopeless romantic and needs material for her new album, for Calvin, it seems quite obvious that this is all about raising his own public profile, and that seems to be working swimmingly.

Here are some things that Calvin had to say in an interview with KISS FM (via the Daily Mail):

On how their relationship is going:

“It’s going absolutely fantastic. It’s interesting because obviously there’s different things written about it every day and even if we don’t do anything publicly for a while, someone will make something up.”

On whether or not he minds all the media attention:

“For me it could be a lot worse and I’d still be like insanely happy with her, so I’m good with it.”

On trying to convince us that he really likes hanging out with Taylor:

“There’s a whole bunch of times where we’ve been hanging out and nobody’s clocked it. It’s not like every single time we go out, we get a photograph taken of us.”

On coping with dating a bigger star than he is:

“It’s a lot but you’ve just got to take it how it is which is that it’s a news story that people read but it’s just not real life.”

Of course not! The press totally wouldn’t bother you if it’s what you’re seeking in the first place! I mean, could this asshole be full of more bologna if he tried? I can’t deal with him. Hopefully Taylor gets away soon.

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Taylor Swift Has 4th of July Party, Is Better Than You

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Taylor Swift had an early 4th of July party. Why? Because she’s better than you. I mean, let’s just be honest here. Taylor Swift is riding high. She’s got a sizzling career, a great bod, famous friends, and a boyfriend with abs to spare. So if you’re the shallow type who keeps score over stupid shit, this is Swift scoring pretty high.

Swifty ole Swift partied with boyfriend Calvin Harris as well as besties including Gigi Hadid, the members of the band Haim, Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt and star of Empire, Serayah, among others. No bad blood here. (SEE WHAT I DID THERE? HA. HA. HA.)

 

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Goddamn, those are some nice abs. I usually don’t care about muscles on dudes — I’m more into the sickly skinny types — but I will not deny those abs. You could serve sushi off those things.

Anyway, I would love to be invited to one of Taylor’s parties. Shit seems epic. I bet she has parties for just about any occasion, too. Like Groundhog Day parties, or Flag Day parties. One of these days, I’ll be there. I may not actually be invited. I may sneak through the window. But I will be there.

I know, I know, I’m a grown-ass woman, I need to calm down. I know.

What are your 4th of July plans? You partying up like Swifty? You working? Doing nothing at all? Holla, and HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

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Taylor Swift Is “Elated” Over Getting Apple To Change Their Royalties Policy

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This weekend, Taylor Swift took to her Tumblr account to explain that she wouldn’t be letting Apple Music  stream her latest album, 1989, since they weren’t paying artists, writers and producers during their 3-month trial period. She said she was doing it to stand up for all artists, and apparently it worked, because Apple has done a 180 and now WILL pay everyone during the trial period, after all.

iTunes CEO Eddy Cue took to Twitter to reveal the news, then spoke to Billboard to elaborate on the situation.

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And from Billboard:

Cue elaborated that it was Swift’s letter that turned him around on the issue. “When I woke up this morning and saw what Taylor had written, it really solidified that we needed a change. And so that’s why we decide we will now pay artists during the trial period.”

Cue added that Apple had heard the same “concern from a lot of artists,” noting that it was “never our intent” to not compensate artists, rather they were planning to originally negotiate a higher royalty rate, which they will stick with.

Asked if Apple is eating the cost of the 90-day trial period, Cue said, “We’re certainly paying for it, yes. We’re all in.”

Once the decision was made by Cue and Apple CEO Tim Cook, Cue called Swift on the phone from her tour in Amsterdam. “I let her know that we heard her concerns and are making the changes. We have a long relationship with Taylor so I wanted her to hear directly from us.”

Swift’s reaction: “She was thrilled and very thankful and excited to see how quick we responded.”

Oh, I bet she’s thankful and excited. More money! In all seriousness, I’m of two minds about this. On the one hand, it’s a matter of principle. All artists deserve to be paid fairly for their work because, well, it’s their work. That’s what’s right. On the other hand, she has so much fucking money that any streaming royalties would be like chump change, so the fact that she’s moaning is vaguely obnoxious… but then I think about the fairness thing and I can’t really hate (and I do love TSwift, generally speaking).

Then again, a photographer has called her out for pretty much doing the same shit she’s accusing Apple of doing to her… so there’s that.

Anyway, Taylor’s happy:


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Taylor Swift Pens Letter To Apple Music About Why She Won’t Stream Her Albums

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Taylor Swift has been pretty intent upon not sharing her music with streaming services like Spotify in the past, and now she’s revealed why she’s decided to keep her albums off Apple’s upcoming streaming app, aptly titled Apple Music, as well. In a lengthy open letter, Taylor explained that it’s not really about her own greed but rather about standing up for other artists on principle.

Instead of pasting the text of the letter here, I’ll just embed the Tumblr post where Taylor wrote it.

http://taylorswift.tumblr.com/post/122071902085/to-apple-love-taylor

I think it’s pretty hilarious that she’s taken such a strong stance against this and yet has her music on TIDAL. I don’t think they’re paying a much better rate to artists, to be honest (though feel free to correct me if I’m wrong). Just seems like Jay-Z was too cool to say not to, but who knows.

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