Who is Taylor Swift Shading in Her New Song 'Bad Blood'?

September 8, 2014 By:
Who is Taylor Swift Shading in Her New Song 'Bad Blood'?

Taylor Swift is on a roll lately. Her comeback single "Shake It Off" hit #1 on the charts, she performed at the MTV VMAs, and now she's on the cover of the newest Rolling Stone. The world can't seem to get enough of T. Swift.

In her Rolling Stone cover story, Taylor opened up about her new track "Bad Blood," which will be coming out on her forthcoming 1989 album. The song was written about another female musician, whom Taylor refuses to name.

"For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'"

People have guessed Miley Cyrus to Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood.

Taylor went further to say that last year the female did something so horrible. "I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.' And it wasn't even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire people out from under me," Taylor said. 

Although Taylor kept insisting that it was all just business, she finally admitted that there was some personal conflict. "But I didn't think there would be any personal problem if she weren't competitive."

After much discussion with a devout Swiftie in the Stereotude offices, we've come to the conclusion that "Bad Blood" is probably about Katy Perry. Taylor and Katy both dated John Mayer. Taylor dated John very briefly, and she wrote the song "Dear John" about the breakup. Katy and John dated for much longer, and Taylor didn't seem too happy about that. Who writes an angry track about an artist that tries to "hire people out from under you"? It DEFINITELY had to be personal.