Taylor Swift is strangely insecure for a woman who sold 1.2 million albums in the first week of its release.
But it's her popularity that has caused her to develop a bit of a complex. On her new album "Red" the singer takes a couple of swipes at those she doesn't expect to listen to her music -- hipsters.
On the song "22," Swift sings, "It seems like a perfect night dress up like hipsters/ And make fun of our exes," and later she laments "Too many cool kids ... (Who's Taylor Swift anyway? Ugh)."
Even if you don't like Taylor Swift, at this point it seems doubtful anyone -- including those who would be called a hipster -- wouldn't know who she is. But the singer's insecurities go further than that. On "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which is believed to be about Jake Gyllenhaal, she sings of a boyfriend who "will hide away and find your piece of mind with some indie record that's much cooler than mine."
In an interview with The New York Times, the 22-year-old singer explains that no, she doesn't think there's a special circle of hell reserved for hipsters, but her complex about her lack of indie cred, all stems from dating one guy.
"This guy was just, so, so cool. It kind of gave me a bit of a complex for this album, because he was always going on and on about this new band that was so cool because they were so underground. I have so many indie bands on my iPod. What I don’t really understand is the attitude that if a band is unknown, they’re good, and if they get fans, then you move on to the next band," she told the newspaper.
We're going to go ahead and say the guy she's talking about is Gyllenhaal, though she still refuses to name names. Even without her admission, we can rule out another former flame, John Mayer, because she told the NYT that her ex wasn't a musician, "he just had very eclectic, sophisticated taste."
As for Swift's other insecurities, it seems they come from her basically being a big bottle of emotions:
"Well, I worry about a lot of things. I put out one album one week, and I’m already worried about the next one. I feel a lot of emotion throughout the course of a day. But not to the point where you need to be worried about me," she explained.
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