Olivia Rodrigo denies having "beef" with Taylor Swift and addresses "Twitter conspiracies"

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12 Sep 2023, 16:44

Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift

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Olivia Rodrigo has opened up once more to set the record straight on her rumoured feud with Taylor Swift.

Speaking in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine to celebrate the release of her second album Guts, the 20-year-old reportedly went “quiet” when asked about the feud before replying: “I don’t have beef with anyone.”

She then added: “I’m very chill. I keep myself to myself. I have my four friends and my mom, and that’s really the only people I talk to ever.

“There’s nothing to say,” she said, before continuing light-heartedly: “There’s so many Twitter conspiracy theories. I only look at alien-conspiracy theories.”

The feud reportedly broke out when Taylor and other artists such as Paramore and St Vincent requested for song-writing credits on some of Olivia’s first albums songs including ‘Deja Vu’, and in this recent interview the young artist did admit she “was a little caught off guard” by the issue.

“At the time it was very confusing, and I was green and bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Is that the phrase?” Olivia continued, before explaining the whole issue was sorted “more team-on-team. So, I wouldn’t be the best person to ask [about it].”

The ‘Vampire’ singer was also asked about whether that song, in which she sings about a “bloodsucker” who “sold me for parts” and bled her dry “like a goddamn vampire” was a reference to the ‘Shake it Off’ singer’s actions during a recent interview with The Guardian.

“I was very surprised when people thought that,” was her reply. 

“I never want to say who any of my songs are about. I’ve never done that before in my career and probably won’t. I think it’s better to not pigeonhole a song to being about this one thing,” she also added.

Guts by Oliva Rodrigo was released on 8th September.