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It’s true that there’s no stopping Taylor Swift when it comes to the promotional campaign for her latest studio album, 1989
. The record went on to become a top-selling chart-topper and she’s been everywhere lately. Among other things she’s done, she also got her face on the cover
With a beautiful face shot landing on the front page of the prestigious magazine’s December issue, the headline reads “The Power Of Taylor Swift”. There’s no denying it all fits together, if you bare in mind her high-profile status in terms of both sales and affection. However, she’s been repeatedly accused of not writing her own lyrics and didn’t hesitate to discuss the issue. In Taylor Swift’s very own opinion, she’s got nothing to prove since she made public that she wrote the entire track-listing of Speak Now
, her third studio album. In addition to that, the songwriter doesn’t think much of the accusations because they’re not coming from people she respects in the music industry or journalism.
Despite making things very clear with her original statement, the songstress went on to give her two cents regarding the matter. Taylor Swift thinks it’s all about her being a female artist. In her own words:
"And we all know it’s a feminist issue. My friend Ed [Sheeran], no one questions whether he writes everything. In the beginning, I liked to think that we were all on the same playing field. And then it became pretty obvious to me that when you have people sort of questioning the validity of a female songwriter, or making it seem like it’s somehow unacceptable to write songs about your real emotions—that it somehow makes you irrational and overemotional—seeing that over the years changed my view. It’s a little discouraging that females have to work so much harder to prove that they do their own things. I see Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea having to prove that they write their own raps or their own lyrics, and it makes me sad, because they shouldn’t have to justify it."
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