10 Musicians Who Denied Their Song Was About a Famous Ex
Many celebrities talk about the difficulties of dating in the public eye and we’ve gotta admit — it does seem pretty hard to constantly deal with cheating allegations and fans who hate your bae while navigating normal relationship issues. Not gonna lie, it’s no wonder the average lifetime of a celebrity couple is like, four minutes.
For as difficult as a romance in the public eye must be, what may be even more trying is handling the breakup, especially when an ex is a musician who can write obvious songs about the split. While some musicians own up to their diss tracks, others straight-up deny inspiration from their famous ex.
Famous ex: Taylor Swift
After Calvin's highly publicized split with Taylor, who is known for writing songs about her exes, it seemed inevitable that whoever released the next track would be swarmed with rumors that it was about the messy breakup. So, when "My Way" dropped, which features the lyrics, "Why wait to say / At least I did it my way / Lie awake, two faced / But in my heart I understand / I made my move / And it was all about you / Now I feel so far removed / You were the one thing in my way / You were the one thing in my way," people were sure the "you" in question was the "Blank Space" singer.
However, the Scottish DJ claims the concept came to him several years ago, long before Tay even came into his life. He told Z100, "I thought of the concept years ago when I left [grocery store] Safeway. I was trying to move to London and I was working in the store in Scotland. I was trying to go down and make music for a living, but I couldn't because I didn't have any money." Later, during an interview for On Air With Ryan Seacrest, he expanded that the song could be about basically anything, "It could be a job that you hate, and then you quit the job then life is awesome. It could be about a relationship and you get rid of the girl or the guy then life is awesome." WELL, Calvin, guess we'll take your word on this one.
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