Taylor Swift Talks Being Overwhelmed By Gossip

Published On October 21, 2012 | Celeb Facts, Celebrities

Taylor Swift’s upcoming album ‘Red’ hits shelves on October 22nd and she has been on an intense promotional run, being featured on every media outlet that you could think about.

In an interview with ‘Time,’ she revealed that she hates being called by the nickname ‘Tater Tor’ and also expressed that she doesn’t like being involved in gossip.

“When I was on the Brad Paisley tour, they called me Tater Tot,” she said. “And the name on my dressing room was changed to Tater Swift every single day! It was like being teased by your big brother.”

“Well, I don’t really read any of it,” she said about gossip. “The only way I hear gossip is if it’s big enough and loud enough for my friends to bring it up to me. Or if it’s, like, a big untrue ordeal from my publicist — and she hates making that phone call! But I try not to know anything that’s thought about me. It makes my life a lot more livable and a lot happier.”

That being said, Swift also lets her fans interpret her lyrics as they see fit. “I let people fill in the blanks on their own. If they want to think about their ex, that’s fine. If they want to think about maybe who one of my exes is, then that’s fine,” she said. “And it might not be right, because I’m the only one who knows what these songs are really about. It’s the one shred of privacy I have in the matter.”

Unlike gossip, Swift is paying a great deal of attention to the Presidential elections. “I follow it, and I try to keep myself as educated and informed as possible,” she said, “but I don’t talk about politics because it might influence other people. And I don’t think that I know enough yet in life to be telling people who to vote for.”

Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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