Here’s what the 25-year-old pop singer had to share:
On the pressure for her albums to sell: “There were so many doomsday theories about the music industry. For the last two albums I’d sold one million copies in a week, and I knew people were waiting to see me not hit that number and then diagnose the music industry as dying or dead. Which is a lot of pressure to put on one artist and one album.”
On if she’s always nice: “No, because that’s annoying, too. And it’s not real if someone appears to never have any issues with anyone. I have my friends, I have enemies. I have bad days when I don’t want to go to a photo shoot, but I’m not going to show up four hours late, I’m going to be there on time. I’m not nice all the time but I try not to be carelessly rude to people who don’t deserve it. When I’m with my friends, we don’t say glowing things about everybody. We’re not sitting around going ‘You know who’s really special and wonderful?’ That’s not what we talk about – we’re normal girlfriends.”
On her apparent feud withKaty Perry: “I’m not giving them anything to write about. I’m not walking up the street with boys, I’m not stumbling out of clubs drunk. But I’m never going to talk about her in my interview. It’s not going to happen.”
The 25-year-old singer previously said she would never show off her belly button, but she decided to do it because of paparazzi photos that would eventually surface.
“We weren’t going to [Instagram photos]. I have a camera that I really love and we were just taking pictures for fun. We spent this whole trip feeling like, ‘This is amazing. We’re so sly. There’s no paparazzi anywhere.’ And I’m always checking. I’m looking a mile away. It’s been ten years of this,” Taylor said on BBC Radio 1′s Breakfast Show. “I know how to spot a lens. I know how to hear the faint clicking sounds a mile away. There was nothing. I swear.”
“Basically, on the last day [of their vacation] we see a fishing boat a half a mile away,” Taylor adds. “We were like, ‘That’s a little weird. We’re in the middle of the ocean scuba diving.’ My security gets out binoculars and sees that they have a huge long-lens camera. At which point, we go back to the beach and we realize, ‘Okay so they got pictures of us in our bikinis, like I don’t want them to make like $100,000 for stalking us’… So we’re like, ‘Get up on the bow of the boat, we’re taking better bikini shots, so they don’t make as much money on theirs.’”
Taylor Swift – BBC Breakfast Show Interview (Bikini Portion at 7:15)