There is nothing she does better than revenge.
Taylor Swift dropped her 10th studio album “Midnights” last week, and fans are analyzing the lyrics to every song to try to figure out who they could be about.
One woman on TikTok who claims she went to high school with the 32-year-old artist is confirming what the fans know to be true — “Everything Ms. Swift does is intentional.”
“I went to the same high school as Taylor Swift, we grew up in the same town,” Jessica McLane claimed in her TikTok video, chiming into all the conspiracy theory talk among the Swifties.
She started off by saying she wanted to issue a “blanket apology” for not knowing much about the singer even though they went to Hendersonville High School in Tennessee, and admitted that she “just got into Taylor Swift.”
“In 2006, I’m a freshman in high school. Taylor is I think a junior. ‘Teardrops on my Guitar’ had just come out I think over the summer. Obviously, she got really big, and that’s the year that she left school and got homeschooled.”
McLane alleged that when Swift started becoming “super successful,” most of her classmates “hated her.”
She clarified that the people who “hated” her were peers, not random people on the internet.
“She was literally 16, 17, leaving high school to pursue a career that people were telling her that she could never have,” McLane went on.
“Also, the guys she was writing these songs about, they were still in school. They were still there. And now they have a hit song about them talking about what a s – – tty boyfriend they are,” she laughed.
McLane explained that people were spreading rumors about how Swift got her start in music, saying she bought her fame.
“But the fact remains that there were not a lot of people in high school who had nice things to say about her,” she said.
In a follow-up video, McLane says that “jealousy was definitely a thing” when it came to why people didn’t like the pop star.
She explained that because of their close proximity to Nashville, everyone knew someone in the music industry or someone trying to break into the industry, and the young people trying to make a career out of music were playing in downtown Nashville or local coffee shops — not getting famous and winning awards.
Fast forward to 2009, when McLane was a senior in high school, and the “Fearless” singer invited the entire senior class to the 2009 Country Music Association Awards.
“When I found out that we were going, we were all really excited. I mean, who gets invited by Taylor Swift to the CMAs. That’s really cool,” she shared. “But, it was very random. Like, we didn’t know why Taylor Swift was inviting us to the CMAs.”
“Her performances were incredible,” McLane added.
That year at the CMAs, Swift broke history as the youngest artist to receive the entertainer of the year award at just 19. She also won the titles of female vocalist of the year, music video of the year for “Love Story” and album of the year for “Fearless.”
McLane then jumps ahead: “It’s 2022, Taylor Swift announces ‘Midnights’ right?”
“It’s gonna be released on Kim Kardashian’s birthday. That’s when I start realizing Taylor’s a petty b – – ch,” she says, smiling.
She shares that she starts learning about all the other subtle things Swift allegedly has done to get back at those who have done her wrong over the years.
For example, Swift’s music video for “Bad Blood” is believed to be about her since-mended fallout with Katy Perry. Fans will also be the first to admit that they believe a lot of her lyrics are shots aimed at people who did her wrong. Most recently, her song “Vigilante S – – t” on the “Midnights” album is reportedly about her old manager Scooter Braun, who infamously sold her masters for more than $300 million, and his ex-wife Yael Cohen.
“Now she gets the house, gets the kids, gets the pride / Picture me thick as thieves with your ex-wife / And she looks so pretty driving in your Benz / Lately she’s been dressing for revenge,” Swift sings in the song, seemingly referencing Braun buying a new house after his divorce.
McLane pointed out that Swift plans years in advance — she waited three years to invite her high school classmates to an award show.
“Y’all, she invited us to the CMAs to say f – – k you,” McLane said. “And we deserved it.”
“So to Taylor: touché, that was a good one.”