Taylor Swift Vogue 2016: See Cover Story And Interview Highlights! (PHOTOS)

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Taylor Swift Vogue 2016 Cover Story Interview

By Shari Weiss

PHOTOS

Taylor Swift Vogue 2016 Cover Story Interview

(Vogue)

Taylor Swift graces the cover of Vogue for its May 2016 issue. The magazine declares, “Pop queen, power broker, hater vanquisher — Taylor Swift’s star has never been brighter.” Gossip Cop has rounded some of the best highlights from the superstar’s interview.

Taylor On Kanye West Drama
“I think the world is so bored with the saga. I don’t want to add anything to it, because then there’s just more.”

Taylor On Her Grammys Speech
“I guess what I wanted to call attention to in my speech at the Grammys was how it’s going to be difficult if you’re a woman who wants to achieve something in her life — no matter what.” The singer notes strangers came up to praise her comments. “Their response was really beautiful. You never know what anyone’s response is going to be. So when it’s good, it’s really nice.”

Taylor On Her Reputation
“You know, I went out on a normal amount of dates in my early 20s, and I got absolutely slaughtered for it. And it took a lot of hard work and altering my decision-making. I didn’t date for two and a half years. Should I have had to do that? No.”

Taylor On Calvin Harris
“I’m just taking things as they come. I’m in a magical relationship right now. And of course I want it to be ours, and low-key… this is the one thing that’s been mine about my personal life.”

Taylor On Rumors
“There are a lot of really easy ways to dispel rumors. If they say you are pregnant, all you have to do is continue to not be pregnant and not have a baby. If the rumor is that you have fake friendships, all you have to do is continue to be there for each other. And when we’re all friends in fifteen years and raising our kids together, maybe somebody will look back and go, ‘That was kind of ridiculous what we said about Taylor and her friends.’”

Taylor On Future Plans
“I have no idea. This is the first time in ten years that I haven’t known. I just decided that after the past year, with all of the unbelievable things that happened… I decided I was going to live my life a little bit without the pressure on myself to create something… Honestly, I never relax, and I’m excited about being able to relax for the first time in ten years.”

Taylor On Making New Music
“I’m always going to be writing songs. The thing is, with me, I could very well come up with three things in the next two weeks and then jump back into the studio, and all of a sudden the next record is started. That’s an option, too.”

Taylor On Her Goals
“I would really like to take a little time to learn things. I have lots of short-term goals… I want to be a well-rounded person who can make a good drink… To be able to save somebody if they’re drowning. So CPR, all the various kinds of chest compressions. People tell you little tips, but that’s different from actually taking a class and getting certified.”

“I do things like this. [Once] I got it in my head that I couldn’t do a split, and I was really upset about it. And so I stretched every single day for a year until I could do a split. Somehow I feel better knowing that I can.”

Taylor On Whether She’d Do A Fashion Line
“Theoretically, yes. But I would want it to be something that was relatable and accessible and everyday. I don’t see it being couture. I would want it to be reflective of my style. And a lot of things I wear are not highly expensive.”

Taylor On Her Own Style
“I can look back at an old photo and tell you roughly what year it’s from. Going through different phases is one of my favorite things about fashion. I love how it can mark the passage of time. It’s similar to my songs in that way—it all helps identify where I was at in different points of my life.”

Lorde On Taylor’s Future
“We talk about this — in order to do good work, write these deeply personal records, we’re constantly in a place of metacognition. Sometimes it can feel like you’re a scholar writing a thesis about your own brain. So I think she’s going to try to pick up some new skills, maybe take courses in something. Tay is a big fan of taking time off until about month two — and then she gets this look in her eyes, and I know all the ‘Dateline’ and frozen yogurt and mooching around is about to go out the window.”

Jack Antonoff On Taylor’s Future
“Her not being creative is one of the last things I’d ever worry about.” Saying her stardom is “almost like being president,” he adds, “She’s the biggest, but a lot of people have been the biggest. Not a lot of people have been the biggest and the best, and she is.”

Swift’s Vogue issue will hit newsstands on April 26. Check out the photos below!

Taylor Swift Vogue 2016 Cover Story Interview

(Vogue)

Taylor Swift Vogue Photo 2016

(Vogue)

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