If pop music was a high school…HAHAHA, I know, I know…if. Lemme start over: because pop music is a high school, there are clear cliques involved. Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are obviously two captains of the cheerleading squad and dance team and spend most of their days dropping anonymous hate mail in each other’s trapper keepers. Pretty much every pop starlet after them can be placed under one or the other, apart from Madonna, and that’s just because she’s too busy at the liquor store buying them booze since they both got busted for fake IDs. Dua Lipa seems like the chick who doesn’t have time for petty white girl nonsense, so she’s just getting high beyond the field house. Naturally, there’s no room for Switzerlands in this game, and she learned the hard way what it’s like to be vaulted and then slammed to the ground by Taylor’s legion.
Rolling Stone has a long interview out with Dua, where she talks about her hot-and-cold relationship with the Taylor army. Dua once wore a Taylor t-shirt to a meet-and-greet in Germany, and photos of her wound up on Instagram. Taylor’s fans shared the photos en masse to the point where Lordess Taylor herself commented, “I AM SCREECHING WITH JOY.”
While that would normally have set the wheels in motion for Dua to join The Squad, things took a turn. Taylor’s fans uncovered an old interview a month later of someone asking Dua if she preferred Taylor or Kanye West. Let’s just say her answer is why Pimp Mama Kris is cackling at a higher pitch than usual today. Dua says the whole thing was (shocking) overblown by the fans since she, like most of the world, doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Taylor/Kanye drama:
“I was thinking about their music, and Taylor is amazing, but I’m such a hip-hop fan that I would probably choose Kanye over anyone. They were sending me snake emojis for, like, three days straight. They’re like, ‘I hope you die.’ I’m like, ‘Yo! I literally didn’t say anything.’”
If the Kanye love gave them heart palpitations, the Swift squad should go ahead and pre-book a few rooms in the cardiac wing at their local hospitals. Dua is currently working on new music with none other than “Get Taylor a new booty” Kickstarter impresario Diplo. Dua, don’t string them along like that! If you really want to send these people into a tailspin, you should just agree to be featured in Kim Kardashian’s next Paper Magazine cover!