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Why Taylor Swift Fans Think She’s Going Down on John Mayer, Addresses Engagement Rumors and More in ‘Midnights’

Taylor Swift’s new album “Midnights” was released on Friday, and fans are already looking for Easter eggs and posting their theories on social media.

It’s no secret that Swift has had her share of celebrity feuds, and she’s certainly had a number of high-profile relationships, which have given her plenty of life experience to draw from while on the go. writing his songs. It seems no one was safe when it came to “Midnights” as Swift pulled from experiences both old and new.

Fans on social media are convinced the song “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” is about ex-boyfriend John Mayer. The two dated from 2009 to 2010. If the song is about him, it wouldn’t be the first time she’s written about their relationship. Many fans also believe that his song “Dear John” from his 2010 album “Speak Now” is inspired by Mayer.

Fans of the lyrics anchored their theory to, “At 19, and God’s honest truth is pain was heaven/ And now that I’m grown I’m scared of ghosts/ Memories are like weapons / And now that I know, I wish you’d let me wonder.” She continues to sing about the heartbreak she experienced when he broke up with her.


Swift reportedly sang about ex-boyfriend John Mayer in her song “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve.”
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When Swift and Mayer were together, Swift was 19 and Mayer was 32, Swift’s current age. Fans went crazy on Twitter, warning Mayer he “should be scared”, with one going so far as to say: “I wish John Mayer was still with us, I know my man would have absolutely loved this website if it was alive today.

Mayer isn’t the only victim of Swift’s lyrics on this album. Some fans are also claiming that Swift’s song “Vigilante S–t” is a dig at Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, over his divorce from Kim Kardashian. Swift and West haven’t gotten along since West referenced her in one of his songs without asking her permission.

The clues they picked up in this song revolve around Swift befriending someone’s ex-wife after giving her the proof she wanted. It also references a brutal divorce in which the subject of the song loses custody of her children.

“Now she’s got the house, the kids, the pride/ Picture me, like thieves with your ex-wife,” she croons. “And she’s so pretty / Driving in your Benz.”

Swift also sang about Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian's divorce on the new album.

Swift also sang about Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian’s divorce on the new album.
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Twitter users had a field day with these lyrics.

“THIS MUST BE ABOUT KIM KARDASHIAN AND TAYLOR OMG…I SCREAM,” wrote one Twitter user. “Is vigilante talking about taylor and kim teaming up to get revenge on kanye because oh my god,” wrote another.

“You can’t tell me this isn’t about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. We love, adore and respect a little Taylor Swift,” wrote a third Twitter user.

Swift also sang about the engagement rumors surrounding her relationship with Joe Alwyn. She sang about their relationship in a song called “Lavender Haze,” a phrase she says she learned from watching “Mad Men” that basically means she’s in love.

Swift's good friend Selena Gomez posted herself listening to her friend's new album on Instagram.

Swift’s good friend Selena Gomez posted herself listening to her friend’s new album on Instagram.
(Selena Gomez’s Instagram)

In the song, she sings about the pressure the media has always put on her and her relationships. And even though this time it’s positive attention, she still feels pressure from the media who constantly ask her questions about the status of her relationship with Alwyn.


“I’m damned if I care what people say / The 1950s they want me / I just wanna stay in that lavender haze,” she sings. “All they ask me is if I’m gonna be your bride / The only kind of girl they see is a one-night stand or a wife.”

Earlier this month, Swift said she and Alwyn had “had to dodge some weird rumors, tabloid stuff, and we just ignore it,” adding that “this song is kind of about the act of ignore this stuff to protect the real stuff”.

The two also have a duet on the album, a ballad called “Sweet Nothing”.

Swift also sang about the engagement rumors surrounding her relationship with Joe Alwyn.

Swift also sang about the engagement rumors surrounding her relationship with Joe Alwyn.
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Longtime member of Swift’s all-girls team Selena Gomez showed her support for her friend’s latest album by appearing listening to the song “Mastermind” on her Instagram Story.

“that she is,” Gomez captioned the snapshot.


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