The beginning of Swift’s text was cut off, but Swift wrote to Lorde then, “You will always be imagined in my mind in a rowboat with Annie Lennox floating down a river of cool cerebral ethereal dreams but don’t-Ғ**Ҝ-with-me vibes all around you. And I don’t think first week record sales singularly define a legacy.” Lorde responded, “I love you so much for this.”
taylor swift and lorde at the 2016 vanity fair oscar partyLorde last spoke in depth about Swift in July 2017 when an interview of hers was misconstrued as her indicating she wasn’t in Swift’s friend group anymore. Wow—something of a frustrating thing to have to address online but here we go. Taylor is a dear friend. I love her very much. In the interview in question, I had just been talking about Bowie and Patti Smith—those were the “idols” I was referring to that I was saying I’m not friends with, not Taylor!
I’ve always found people’s perception of this “squad” idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club or secret society, but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know, and some I’ve never met, like the most wide group of friends. Forgive me for the mild eyeroll I popped when it was brought up as if we’re all blood members of a secret cult.
Really sнιтty to wake up to headlines about whether or not you’ve jumped ship on someone you deeply respect and ride for. I want to say one more time that Taylor has been there for me in all my dark and light moments these past 5 years. All of them. I feel truly terrible that it would ever seem like I wasn’t faithfully her person.