When she first popped up onto the charts, Taylor Swift was only a teenager. At the time, she took a risk by baring her soul via her own songs, but the risk earned her worldwide recognition and before long, she was so famous that she couldn’t walk down the street without being mobbed by adoring fans.
But not everyone is a huge fan of the young star.
When the fame hit, the “haters” started to gather. Not everyone can admit that her songs are catchy and that they find themselves humming them in their downtime - what we can agree on, however, is that Taylor Swift is a powerful presence.
Even though she has a lot of celebrity fans, we know that there are some famous people who aren’t exactly “Swifties” and we’ve managed to track those people down. Here are 10 celebs who are all about Taylor, and 10 who can do without her.
20 Total Swiftie: Beyonce
Everyone knows the story: after Taylor won Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, Kayne West got up on stage and told the world that Beyonce should have won the award. Beyonce looked like she tried to laugh it off but was crestfallen for Taylor. The famous singer has revealed that she adores Taylor and her music.
19 Total Swiftie: Selena Gomez
Both Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift have been besties for the better part of a decade. If you check out their Instagram feeds, there are so many photos of the two of them having fun together, it’s easy to see why they’re so close. They’ve even been openly vocal about their choices in men (Taylor famously called out one of Gomez’s ex-boyfriends).
18 Total Swiftie: Emma Stone
Emma Stone has been stealing hearts with her movies for a long while now, and it shouldn’t be shocking that someone of her charm and charisma would connect to Taylor’s very relatable music. The two happen to be friends so it comes as no surprise that Emma raved about Swift’s album 1989 on Twitter.
17 Total Swiftie: Lena Dunham
It’s extremely rare when your friend is a famous singer and uses YOUR relationship as a muse for a hit song, which was exactly what Taylor did with Lena Dunham (creator of the HBO series Girls). Apparently, Swift’s song “You Are In Love” was inspired by Dunham’s relationship with Jack Antonoff. Unfortunately, the couple has since parted ways.
16 Total Swiftie: Kelly Clarkson
A lot of popular artists have done renditions of Swift’s songs, but none can really break the mold that Kelly Clarkson’s vocal range managed to create. We’ve all heard Clarkson’s spin on the song “Shake it Off” (it would appear that this is everyone’s go-to Taylor song to sing) and, of course, Clarkson nails it like no other.
15 Total Swiftie: Billy Joel
Everyone knows the name Billy Joel – he built an entire empire off of his music (and even a Broadway musical) and has countless awards. So it shouldn’t be shocking that he finds Taylor incredibly talented and is a “Swiftie” himself. Taylor did a remix of his popular “New York State of Mind” song and he loved it and says anyone who doesn’t, is a “snoot”.
14 Total Swiftie: Kendrick Lamar
It shouldn’t be a shock that Taylor Swift’s music inspires musicians that don’t really even dabble in the pop genre because she is THAT good. Kendrick Lamar famously freestyled over Swift’s hit song “Shake it Off” and told her that he uses her music as his own personal “mood-booster”. Their friendship seems pretty solid and built on admiration and respect.
13 Total Swiftie: Sarah Hyland
If you venture over to Sarah Hyland’s (of Modern Family fame) Instagram, you’ll notice pictures with her and Swift – and they’re often hilarious. Hyland has said that Taylor tends to be the “mom” of their group of friends, meaning she’s always the one watching out for them and taking care of them when they act like goofs. It’s clear that they’re extremely close.
12 Total Swiftie: Steve Carell
Some wouldn’t think that Swift is a primary listening choice of The Office and The Morning Show actor Steve Carell, but the funnyman says otherwise. In fact, he did an extremely funny rendition of “Shake it Off” which just simply shows that she is definitely gracing his iTunes music library.
11 Total Swiftie: Katy Perry (At The Moment)
It seemed like every other day, Katy Perry and Taylor were fighting about SOMETHING. The two used to be close friends until something tore them apart (dating John Meyer perhaps?) and they would go at each other on social media. Since then though, the two have made up (and one even sent cookies to the other!).
10 Not A Fan: Kim Kardashian
So, Kim Kardashian took some heavy criticism for calling out Swift (who called out Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West for some lyrics where he mentions “making” Swift) and even secretly recording her and telling the world when Swift denied allowing Kanye to talk about her in his lyrics. It truly did make an already obnoxious Kim look even more so by going against Swift.
9 Not A Fan: Kendall Jenner
As we all know, the Kardashian/Jenner clan always sticks together. Kendall Jenner was close with Taylor and even joined Swift on stage during her 1989 tour, but all bets were off when Jenner got back together with her ex Harry Styles, who also happened to be Taylor’s ex. And then, of course, she supported big sis Kim when she went against the singer.
8 Not A Fan: Demi Lovato
This Swift hate has always been a little confusing to most people on the outside. Demi Lovato was a former friend of Taylor’s and Selena Gomez. When the news dropped that music producer Dr. Luke assaulted Kesha, Lovato got angry at Swift for not coming out against the producer in support of her fellow female artists.
7 Not A Fan: Justin Bieber
A couple of months ago, Swift called out Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun in a long letter to which the manager said that he believes Swift heard some misinformation about him. But after she called him out with some pretty damaging things, the music industry chose sides, including Bieber, who has criticized Taylor for her letter.
6 Not A Fan: Kelly Osbourne
Sure, you may think they were all close and cuddly because they did some cooking together on Instagram, but the truth is Swift and Kelly Osbourne aren’t as chummy as people think. Osbourne has gone on the record to say that Taylor’s “innocent” act on the stage annoys her to no end. That doesn’t sound too friendship-esque to me.
5 Not A Fan: Miley Cyrus
Apparently, a while back, singer and actress Miley Cyrus threw some shade at Taylor and her gaggle of famous friends, saying that “I’m not trying to be in a squad. None of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives because I’m inspired by them.”
4 Not A Fan: Camilla Belle
As we know, when Joe Jonas and Taylor broke up, things didn’t go so smoothly. Shortly after Jonas broke things off with the singer, he started seeing model Camilla Belle. Taylor immediately thought that Belle was the reason why Jonas broke up with her, so the two started openly feuding. Belle has been open about disliking the singer, especially on social media.
3 Not A Fan: Kanye West
Not going to go over the story again – but Kanye DID apologize for what he did to Taylor back in 2009, but then RETRACTED his apology, saying him ambushing Swift on stage was actually selfless. Later, when it seemed like the hatchet was buried, Kanye came out with the piece “Famous” (which including the Swift lyric) and everything blew up.
2 Not A Fan: John Mayer
It’s not always easy to be friends with your exes, and no one knows that better than Taylor Swift. Swift and John Mayer dated for a few months a long time ago, but the age difference at the time was significant. She even wrote the song “Dear John” about him, which angered and humiliated Mayer who said he “didn’t deserve it.”
1 Not A Fan: Rihanna
When you’re fighting with someone’s best friend, you also happen to be fighting with them as well – hey, I don’t make the rules, I just follow them. Rihanna, who is BFFs with Katy Perry, feuded with Taylor on her friend’s behalf, even though Taylor has openly fangirled over RiRi. Of course, when Perry and Taylor got over their drama, everything was cool.
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