Taylor Swift fans are outraged by rumors that the former Disney star’s dissident track is about her

Taylor Swift fans expressed their outrage over former Disney star Olivia Rodrigo’s latest songs.

Swift superfans, or “Swifties,” speculated that Rodrigo’s latest track from her new album, “Guts,” was about the pop star. Rodrigo’s lyrics to her single “The Grudge” seemed to reflect a bad relationship or friendship that she once admired.

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Taylor Swift fans expressed their outrage over former Disney star Olivia Rodrigo’s latest songs. (Getty Images)

“I have nightmares every week about that Friday in May, a call from you and my whole world changed,” her lyrics go. “Ooh, your flowers full of vitriol, you built me ​​up to watch me fall. You have everything and you still want more.”

Rumors began circulating that Rodrigo’s lyrics were directed at Swift as fans slammed the “Driver’s License” singer.

“[T]“He has so much grudge against Taylor I would stake my life on it,” one Swift fan wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Another angry fan wrote: “So let’s just ignore that the grudge is definitely about Taylor… I won’t be streaming Miss Olivia.”

“I’m not trying to turn women against each other, but MAYBE…and I’m just saying, MAYBE Olivia Rodrigo’s grudge is about Taylor Swift…” One tweet read.

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Pop sensation Taylor Swift’s fans slammed “The Grudge” singer Olivia Rodrigo when they speculated on social media that Rodrigo’s latest single was about Swift. (Photo by Mat Hayward/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)


The rumored feud came after 20-year-old Rodrigo addressed fan speculation that her single “Vampire” was about 33-year-old Swift.

“I was very surprised when people thought that,” Rodrigo told the Guardian. “I never want to say who any of my songs are about. I’ve never done that in my career and probably won’t. I think it’s better not to pigeonhole a song as being about that one thing.”

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Olivia Rodrigo released her second album “Guts” on September 8th. (Kevin Kane/Getty Images for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Despite the rumored drama, the pop singers have shown support for each other in the past.

In 2021, Rodrigo shared an emotional post about being ranked alongside Swift on the iTunes charts when she became famous.

“[N]“Ext to Taylor on the US i tunes chart, I’m in a puddle of tears,” Rodrigo wrote on Instagram.


Expressing her feelings toward the “Déjà Vu” singer, Swift responded, “I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud.”

Rodrigo’s latest album release comes as she prepares to return to the MTV VMAs stage as one of the star-studded stars.

The “Good 4 u” singer is up for six nominations this year, including the coveted “Video of the Year.”

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Swift leads the way with eight nominations and is aiming for a repeat of the Video of the Year title after breaking records in 2022 and becoming the only artist to win in the coveted category three times.

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Taylor Swift, Ashley Graham and Lil Nas X showed some skin on the red carpet at the 2022 Video Music Awards. (Getty Images)

The “Bejeweled” singer is closely followed by other artists: SZA, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, Sam Smith, BLACKPINK, Diddy and Shakira. Meanwhile, Shakira is this year’s recipient of the Video Vanguard Award.


Other VMA artists set to take the stage include Demi Lovato, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Diddy (Global Icon Award winner), Fall Out Boy, Kelsea Ballerini and more.

Nicki Minaj will host the show and perform, while rapper Saweetie will host the VMAs pre-show.


The coveted MTV VMAs awards show will air live on Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: RickSchindler@worldtimetodays.com.

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