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With the release of her second album ‘Guts’, Olivia Rodrigo has not been immune to controversy for the past few years due to her alleged fight with Taylor Swift.
After much expectation, This Friday, September 8, Olivia Rodrigo releases her second studio album ‘GUTS’ Where she talks about the different emotions that teenage girls experience at her age (around 20). But it has not been able to escape from getting into some kind of controversy.
Turns out, according to some Olivia fans, The singer may have sent some hints (which are like feelings about it) about her alleged rivalry with Taylor Swift. A rumor which started spreading from last July 5th.
Olivia Rodrigo releases her second album ‘GUTS’
This was on the date when Olivia Rodrigo releases first promotional single from ‘GUTS’, titled “Vampire”, A song where fans claimed that the singer-songwriter was attacking Taylor Swift for an alleged fight that took place following the release of her debut album in 2021. ‘Tart taste’.
As you surely remember, With ‘Sour’ Olivia Rodrigo’s fame soared and the album received great reception For the songs “Good 4 U”, “Traitor” and many others. This brought Olivia many recognitions, but also caused some controversies.
This is how the feud between Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift started
one of them was to sing “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back,” where Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff were credited as writers Because an interpolation of the song “New Year’s Day”, belonging to the album ‘Reputation’ of the singer who came to Mexico for the first time a few weeks ago, was used.
those days, Olivia said she was lucky that Taylor Swift’s team let her interpolate the song for her song “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back”. Especially because he always made it clear that Taylor, a singer he has admired for years, was the source of inspiration for the ‘Sour’ album.
Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams were credited as singer-songwriters on several songs on ‘Sour’.
That wasn’t the only occasion where Olivia Rodrigo probably had to hook up with Taylor Swift’s team, because DThey also later hired him as a co-writer of the song “Déjà Vu” because of its similarity to “Cruel Summer”. Something that some people said didn’t look the same at all.
Later, something similar happened with Olivia when many people on social networks noticed that Hayley Williams and Zac Farro of Paramore were included as authors of the song “Good 4 U”. The song had a similar tempo to 2007’s “Misery Business”.
Olivia Rodrigo Was a Big Taylor Swift Fan, But Then Everything Changed
Although Olivia Rodrigo never denied that she took inspiration from other artists for her album ‘Sour’, what happened started a debate about what is considered plagiarism. But, People like Adam Levine were unhappy that big artists like Williams and Swift were attacking an up-and-coming singer-songwriter in this way.
And months later it was announced Olivia Rodrigo got only half of the royalties from ‘Sour’ Since they had already waived the other 50% for retroactive credits generated from Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams’ songs.
None of those involved have talked about what happened, although in October 2021, many believed that Olivia Rodrigo expressed her anger about it through an interview, which Alanis Morissette did this with him for Rolling Stone, where she said that Upon gaining fame she discovers that the people she once loved in the music industry are actually “bad kind of girls”.
Olivia never revealed the name, but Many people thought that perhaps he was referring to Taylor SwiftWho was one of his favorite singers and with whom he did not show any type of message or affection through social networks after controversies in his songs.
Taylor Swift was accused of doing some things against Olivia Rodrigo
The situation became worse when months later, Taylor Swift invites Sabrina Carpenter to open her concerts in Latin America. And what’s wrong with that? Well, Sabrina was apparently the girl Olivia was talking about in the song “Drivers License.”
If you haven’t heard, when Olivia Rodrigo released her debut single, “Drivers License,” it was said that in the lyrics of the song, the singer He talked about the love triangle he experienced between his co-stars in the series High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesJoshua Bassett, and Sabrina Carpenter.
To summarize the story, in the song “Drivers License” Olivia talks about getting over her breakup with Rodrigo Bassett, who later started dating Sabrina CarpenterAnd keeps the promise he once made to get his driver’s license.
Nothing was ever clarified regarding this issue, but it was clear that fans were focused on understanding The messages that Olivia, Joshua and Sabrina sent each other in their new release And where each gave their own version of what really happened.
And for many, Olivia Rodrigo is the answer to Taylor Swift through ‘GUTS’
Returning to the topic of Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift, fans considered it A little ‘Shadow’ that Taylor invited Sabrina to her ‘The Eras Tour’ Knowing that: 1) Olivia Rodrigo was one of her biggest fans and 2) that Olivia had an alleged feud with Sabrina.
The thing is that in this 2023, Olivia Rodrigo came back with her second album ‘GUTS’ Some people had already realized that one of the songs on the album would be directed at Taylor Swift. And no, contrary to what was first thought, it is not about the song “Vampire”.
Olivia Rodrigo talks about feeling disappointed by someone in the song “The Grudge”
This is actually from The song “The Grudge” where fans believe Olivia is talking about Rodrigo TaylorBecause in the song she mentions being confused when the person she trusted betrayed her after helping her achieve success.
Besides, At the beginning of the song he mentions that his whole world changed after a phone call, “Friday in May”. Bearing in mind that the album ‘Sour’ was released that month, in 2021, perhaps this refers to the problems that the credits of his songs brought him.
“You took everything I loved and crushed it between your fingers. My eternal love, now I hold it like a grudge and I hear your voice whenever I feel like I’m not enough.” Olivia Rodrigo sings in “The Guts”, which seems to be about feeling let down and attacked by people you greatly admire.
Similarly, Rodrigo mentions the following: “You have it all and you still want more.” Which leads many to believe that it refers to Taylor Swift, the biggest artist of the moment and they also call her “the music industry”. coincidence?
Still, considering this, neither Taylor nor Olivia have mentioned anything about it In a recent interview with People magazine, he neither denied nor confirmed that “Vampire” was for Taylor Swift.Probably never will.
“I have never done this before in my career and probably never will. I think it’s better not to boil down a song to one thing.”When Olivia was asked if vampires were for Taylor Swit, she said. “I was very surprised when people thought that,” he said vaguely. What do you think?