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‘It’s just something I do to feel better’: Taylor Swift defends her decision to make music about her exes… as she comes up roses in new shoot for Elle




She is notorious for chronicling her messy splits with her exes in her music.


The singer says that she writes music about her failed relationships because it helps ‘make her feel better’.

To me it’s just writing songs the way I always have.  It’s me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn’t understand, writing a song, and understanding it better,’ she says.

‘If people want to dissect the lyrics, that’s their right, but it’s all coming from the exact same place as where I started.

‘It’s just something I do to feel better.’

And despite at times seeming bitter with her exes in her songs, Taylor says that when it comes to her break-ups she is not one to get too angry.

‘I don’t think I’ve ever yelled at an ex-boyfriend. Ever,’ she explains. ‘I’m not a yeller.  I’m not a fit thrower. If something is done, it’s done.’

The country music star is also keen is dispel rumours that she is constantly chasing the ‘A-lister-of the-moment’.

‘I’m sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumor it would say I’m chasing somebody who doesn’t like me as much as I like him – people love that angle on me,’ she says.

‘They’re like “Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys. I never chase boys. They don’t like it!”‘

The blonde-haired star also spoke out about her insecurities, especially when she was a teenager in high school.


Taylor, who is now a multi-millionairess, multiple Grammy-Award winner and international star, said that she hardly ever fitted in at school.

But she said that she was prepared for rejection, which many artists often have to face throughout their careers.

‘Middle school was what programmed me be to be semi-insecure, like, all of the time,’ she explains.

‘I didn’t fit in….I’d stand on the outside of the circle but I was never really in. That’s when I started to realize there’s this thing called rejection.’

In an accompanying pH๏τo shoot for the magazine, Taylor comes up roses in a pretty pink top adorned with silk rosettes.

The gorgeous attire is paired with matching high-waisted sH๏τs and the singer wears a vintage facninator on her head.

Taylor also looks chic in a pair of skinny leg black trousers paired with a bohemian-style tiered top and a black floppy hat.

The We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together star also slips into bold prints, including a spotted colourful short-sleeve top and a mid-length skirt featuring metal eyelets.

For her cover, Taylor channels the Sixties in a geometric long-sleeve yellow and white mini dress.

The star wears her fringe hairstyle in a sleek and straight style and stares intensely into the camera lens.

Taylor attended the Grammy Awards on Sunday night where she sent out a strong message to ex-boyfriend Styles.

In an apparent dig at her former British love, the singer adopted an English accent as she pretended to speak on her phone mid-performance during a rendition of We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

‘I’m sorry, I’m busy opening the Grammys and we’re never getting back together,’ she quipped, seemingly mocking the One Direction star.

The interlude punctuated an incredible performance by the singer, who parted from 19-year-old Styles earlier this year after a holiday to the British Virgin Islands went sour.

A guy riding a tricycle with a flame-thrower attached and a company of mime clowns formed an army of backing dancers for Swift’s fairytale-inspired turn on stage.

Other dancers were lowered onto the stage from the ceiling, brandishing umbrellas in their hands.

Swift dressed as the Mad Hatter in white top hat, tails, shorts and tall boots during the surreal version of her hummable hit.

It was the first of a number of blockbuster performances during the live telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Her performance was quickly followed by Ed Sheeran and Elton John teaming up to sing Sheeran’s nominated hit The A Team.

Earlier in the day, Taylor picked up the award for Best Song Written For Visual Media Award for her song Safe & Sound from The Hunger Games.

But the songstress failed to collect any of the top prizes of the night, with her track We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together losing out in the Record Of The Year category to Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye Featuring Kimbra.

A source told Us Weekly around the time of Taylor and Harry’s split: ‘They had a fight,’ adding that Styles ‘said something he shouldn’t have … This [breakup] is definitely going to be for good.’

Taylor recently revealed she is planning to have a great time on Valentine’s Day despite her split.