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Taylor Swift Throws Shade At Nashville By Claiming That Country Music Wasn't 'Challenging' Enough For Her In New Interview

by Cate Meighan   Oct 1, 2014 18:35 PM EDT

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Taylor Swift previews her new video for 'Ready For It' on Instagram

Taylor Swift has kind of been everywhere recently promoting her upcoming album 1989 and doing all of the mandatory press that goes along with it. She is gracing the cover of British Vogue and in the issue's cover story Swift tackles the obligatory discussion about dating. She claims to be looking at her life realistically right now and seeing that a guy just doesn't fit into the picture at this point. Being likable has nothing to do with it. The fact that Swift brings a lot of baggage (and paparazzi) with her right now is less than fair to any decent guy so she claims to not even be looking for love.

Talking about her new music is a totally different story. We already know that 1989 is supposed to feature the star in a totally different light and she purposely went in another direction to take some risks and mix things up. Swift told Vogue UK:

"This time around I've chosen the brave and bold way of going about things. Because with this album I've completely changed the sound of everything I've done until now. So it's interesting to not be afraid of that. You know, I don't want to hurt people's feelings, I don't want to betray Nashville, whatever, but essentially it comes down to challenging yourself as an artist."

So, does that mean that being considered one of Nashville's youngest starlets wasn't very challenging? Did Swift mean that country music in general, as cracked out by Nashville is easier to tackle or is this more of a personal preference? Maybe for Swift right now purposely going in a pop, almost '80's sounding direction is presenting more of a personal challenge than cracking out another record filled with predictable break up songs. Do you think that she was trying to throw shade at Nashville or do her words simply have a few different ways to be translated? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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