Taylor Swift opened up in the November Issue of Esquire magazine and brought some light to more serious issues she faces while being in the industry.
The country singer spoke about needing constant security around due to multiple threats made against her through fan mail, social networks and more.
“I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy,” Swift explained. “I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven’t done that in six years. They have to be in a car behind me. Because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up at my mom’s house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me.”
Swift also spoke about her dating openly for the past few years. She told Esquire : “I would date someone, figure out we weren’t compatible or figure out we didn’t work out, and then we’d break up,” she said. “That seems like a very normal thing for a young 20-something to do. I think it’s healthy for everyone to go a few years without dating, just because you need to get to know who you are.”
“I’ve done more thinking and examining and figuring out how to cope with things on my own than I would have if I had been focusing on someone else’s emotions and someone else’s schedule,” she said. “It’s been really good.”
“I just stopped dating people, because it meant a lot to me to set the record straight — that I do not need some guy around in order to get inspiration, in order to make a great record, in order to live my life, in order to feel okay about myself,” she said. “I wanted to show my fans the same thing.”
Well Tay Swift has done just that. She has stayed away from the dating scene and put all of her time into her new album “1989”, which drops on October.27.