Taylor Swift Album Delayed Over “Flop” Fears NOT True

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Taylor Swift Album Delay

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Taylor Swift Album Delay

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Taylor Swift’s album is not delayed over fears it will “flop,” despite a report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story.

Celeb Dirty Laundry asks in a headline, “Taylor Swift Album Details: Singer’s PR Team Worried About Flop In Sales, Career In Crisis?” The accompanying mean-spirited story says, “Taylor Swift has so far had one of the worst summers of her career, mostly because of all the gossip surrounding her Kanye West feud, Kim Kardashian’s leaked tapes and of course, her Tom Hiddleston romance. Yet, there’s new speculation that Taylor Swift’s PR team is worried about her plummeting popularity and that’s why the singer won’t be release an album this year, in fear that it might flop.”

“Taylor Swift has always enjoyed massive success in the charts but it looks like her personal life is overshadowing her talents,” says the site, which goes on to claim, “While there’s no doubt that a new Taylor Swift album would generate plenty of buzz and would be just as successful as her last studio offering, 1989, her team is worried about a potential career crisis.”

The webloid further alleges, “Taylor Swift’s reputational crisis would definitely hurt her album sales and that’s why her PR team knows it would be best to wait until the crisis blows over.” There’s nothing, however, to back up the claims. In fact, CDL ends its piece by asking, “Do you think Taylor Swift is postponing her next album because of her multiple celebrity feuds and the headlines about her Calvin Harris breakup and Tom Hiddleston romance?”

Allow Gossip Cop to answer: No. Swift never had an album confirmed for this year, so to make it seem like one has now been delayed is both misleading and untrue. And given that the superstar is one of the most successful artists of all time, there is absolutely zero concern about her next record being a “flop” for any reason.

A trusted source exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “The Celeb Dirty Laundry report is completely made up and 100 percent false.” As for the allegation that Swift’s reputation is now suffering, our contact points to a Buzzfeed poll from last month, which was conducted by an independent media company. The survey of more than 2,500 participants found “people like Taylor Swift waaaaay more than they like the Kardashian Wests.” In fact, 55 percent of people felt favorably about Taylor, while West only had a 15 percent favorable rating, and Kardashian 16 percent.

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