Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are at War Over a Song They Secretly Co-Wrote
There’s brand new drama between TAYLOR SWIFT and CALVIN HARRIS, over a secret collaboration they did while they were still together.
It turns out Taylor co-wrote Calvin’s track with RIHANNA, “This Is What You Came For“. But she didn’t want credit, so she used the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg, and retained a piece of the publishing rights.
There had been rumors that Taylor had a hand in the song, but yesterday TMZ ran a story suggesting Taylor pretty much wrote it, and he just came up with the beat.
After that, Taylor’s rep said, quote, “Taylor Swift wrote ‘This Is What You Came for’ under the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg.” And that set Calvin off.
He was diplomatic at first, Tweeting, quote, “And she sings on a little bit of it too. Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual.” Then he got a little defensive, and explained, quote, “I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym.”
After that, things got PERSONAL. He said, quote, “Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though.
“I figure if you’re happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex-boyfriend down for something to do.
“I know you’re off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy, etc., but I’m not that guy, sorry. I won’t allow it. Please focus on the positive aspects of YOUR life because you’ve earned a great one.”
The “Katy” Calvin is referring to is obviously Taylor’s nemesis, KATY PERRY, and she responded with a GIF of Hillary Clinton giving kind of an “I told you so” face. She also reposted one of her own Tweets from last year that said, “Time, the ultimate truth-teller.”
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 13, 2016
Time, the ultimate truth teller.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 9, 2015
Going back to the TMZ story for a minute . . . They say the chaos over “This Is What You Came For” may have actually caused their breakup. Because after the song came out, Calvin was on RYAN SEACREST’s radio show.
Ryan asked him if he’d ever work with Taylor, and he said, quote, “You know we haven’t even spoken about it. I can’t see it happening though.” That upset her, and a few days later she was at the Met Gala, dancing with TOM HIDDLESTON.
One last note: Calvin has made about $354,000 from the song so far. Taylor has made $193,000. He gets more because he’s co-writer AND performer.
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