Taylor Swift in Glamour: Getting Naked Not As Risky As Writing Songs (VIDEO)

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Taylor Swift appears on the cover of the March issue of Glamour, and opens up about getting naked and beating guys at their own games.

The singer reflects on her position as role model, saying, “I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off. It’s not an urge I have.”

She continues, “For me ‘risky’ is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.”

What about all the stuff that’s written about her in the media?

“I know when not to read an article,” says Swift. “Is it going to help my day? Is it important for my life? If the answer is no, then I just don’t click… I’m careful about getting sucked into the rabbit hole that is the Internet because, as a songwriter, I don’t have the option of having thick skin.”

She adds, “As a writer you have to be open to everything, and that includes pain, rejection, self-doubt, fear. I deal with that enough on my own. If you look hard enough, you could find somebody on the Internet criticizing every single thing about you. If you’re me.”

In terms of her music evolving, Swift explains, “I’m not trying to shed my skin. I’m trying to be a new version of the person I’ve been my whole life. That’s what’s held my fans and me together. For a group of millions, it’s odd how close I feel to them.”

When asked about how she regains the upper hand over the guys she’s dating, Swift has an interesting strategy: “Freeze-out.”

“You don’t respond to any of his texts or calls until he does something desperate [like] shows up. Or he calls and leaves a voice mail. Something that makes it very clear to you that he’s interested,” explains the performer.

She continues, “I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table.”

If they come back, that’s “winning.”

Swift also advises not to yell.

“Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums,” she says. “Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.”

As for insecurity over not hearing from someone, Swift observes, “Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who’s only texting you back three words. I’ve learned that from trying to figure out people who don’t deserve to be figured out.”

She continues, “When someone seems mysterious, we like to romanticize that he’s ‘deep’ or ‘complicated.’ But a lot of the time, things are exactly as they seem… For a long time I was drawn to — and still am drawn to — people I find very interesting. [But] someone who sits and talks about themselves for an hour, you start to maybe wonder if, rather than trying so hard to be interesting, they could be a little bit more interested.”

And she doesn’t intend to back down in terms of writing about her personal life.

“One of my big goals as a human being is to continue to write what’s really happening to me, even if it’s a tough pill to swallow for people around me,” explains Swift.

Check out a behind-the-scenes video from Swift’s cover shoot below!

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