Calvin Harris Confirms Taylor Swift Wrote His Song, But Doesn't Have The Best Attitude About It
As if things between them weren't already complicated enough, word spread on Wednesday that Taylor Swift secretly wrote Calvin Harris' latest hit song. Swift's rep confirmed to Bustle that Swift wrote "This Is What You Came For" under the pseudonym Nils Sjoberg. So, what's the DJ's side of the story? Harris responded to the Swift situation on Twitter, and although he gives credit where credit is due, it's not without a few snide remarks. Seriously, there's a lot to unpack here.
It all began when Harris responded directly to a tweet from People magazine. From there, he really let it all out. At first, things seemed positive. He even complimented his ex-girlfriend and wrote, "Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual." Sweet, huh? But nope, not so fast! After that, he voiced his disappointment at how the situation played out. Harris found it "hurtful" that her team made him look bad. That's certainly a valid concern, and he would've had my sympathy if he didn't post his last few messages.
Just when Harris was starting to paint himself in a better light, he had to throw a diss in there. He wrote, "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." He may not have written Katy Perry's last name, but it's clear he was referencing the supposed "Bad Blood" diss from Swift's last album. Yikes!
Here's the full stream of messages:
On the one hand, I respect Harris for coming forward and admitting Swift's talent. However, he could have expressed his disappointment without throwing an insult her way. Instead of being the bigger person, he stooped to the level of calling out her past feuds. It was definitely unnecessary. In trying to portray Swift as spiteful, Harris inadvertently proved that's a more fitting adjective for himself.
Another noteworthy part of the messages is where Harris wrote, "if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do." This can mean two potential things: confirmation that Swift's relationship with Tom Hiddleston is sincere and he's wishing her well. Or the second option: He's saying she's not genuinely happy with Hiddleston if she's spending time tearing her ex down. Based on the tone, I'd have to guess it's the latter.
While it makes sense that Harris is hurt (as he says himself), he didn't have to make matters worse. Remember that elementary school rule that two wrongs don't make a right? This whole situation has become quite a headache.