Last week saw the release of a new Taylor Swift album, and while fans of good music have already moved on to Lana Del Rey's latest release, fans of petty drama are still dissecting Lover's lyrics in search of clues.
Of course, while there's surely much for Swiftologists to decipher in the their queen's new songs, true to its name, Lover seems to be more inspired by Taylor's relationship with Joe Alwyn than by her many quarrels.
That's a little disappointing, becuase Tay has a whole lot of irons in the fire these days in terms of personal and professional rivalries, including an unexpected beef with Demi Lovato.
It all started when Swift expressed her displeasure with the fact that music mogul Scooter Braun has purchased the rights to her earliest albums.
Swift slammed Braun in a lengthy social media tirade, writing:
"Some fun facts about today's news: I learned about Scooter Braun's purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world," Taylor wrote.
"All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I've received at his hands for years," she added.
This led to tension between Taylor and Demi, who has long been a supporter of Braun's.
“I have dealt with bad people in this industry, and Scooter is not one of them. He’s a good man," Lovato wrote in Braun's defense.
"Personally, I’m grateful he came into my life when he did. Please stop ‘dragging’ people or bullying them. There’s enough hate in this world as it is. Y’all can come after me all you want, but I’m always gonna stay loyal to my team," Demi added.
"I value loyalty more than most people in this world, and if my name is gonna be brought into conversations, I’m gonna stand up for myself and the ones on my team," she concluded.
The situation between the singers deteriorated so rapidly that it was rumored that Demi skipped the VMAs just to "shade" Taylor on her big night.
We later learned that Lovato actually had a legitimate reason for staying home that had nothing to do with Swift.
(She was filming an episode of Will & Grace, and will apparently be a regular cast member on the sitcom next season.)
And now, Demi is making sure the world knows that she harbors no ill will toward Taylor.
"Life's too short for women not to support other women...especially when women release great music," she wrote, on Instagram, adding "great job @taylorswift."
The last comment seems to be a reference to Taylor's new album, which is apparently a favorite of Demi's.
The singer made it clear that she's a fan by highlighting her favorite track:
So there you have it.
The beef between Taylor and Demi was very real -- but it's already been squashed.
Swift is on a real peace-making streak latelt, having ended her feud with Katy Perry earlier this summer.
Now if only she could bury the hatchet with Kim Kardashian ...
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