It’s been a beautiful week for all Taylor Swift fans. Her seventh album ‘Lover’ was released. The deluxe version gave fans an insight on Taylor’s life, as it came with personal diary entries from age 13- 27.
2004: Meeting Scott Brochetta
In 2004, Taylor wrote about meeting Scott Brochetta for the first time. It was when she decided she wanted to sign with his soon-to-be-launched label, Big Machine. The entry is pretty bittersweet due to the situation between them now.
“So Capitol Records doesn’t think I’m ready right now, and I could get a deal right now with them, but not the deal I would want. So, on the other hand, there’s Scott Borchetta, who we met with at Universal. And you know, I really loved all the stuff he said in the meeting, and he stayed for the whole Bluebird show. And he’s SO passionate about this project. So I think that’s the way we’re gonna go, I want to surround myself with passionate people.”
Kanye’s VMA Interruption
Taylor wrote an entry a week after the 2009 MTV VMAs where Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech and sparked a lengthy feud between the two.
“Ahh…the things that can change in a week. Let’s just say that if you had told me that Kanye West would have been the number one focus of my week, the media, and my part in the VMAs, I would’ve looked at you cross-eyed. If you had told me that I would win the award I was nominated for, I wouldn’t have believed you. And if you had told me that one of the biggest stars in music was going to jump up onstage and announce that he thought I shouldn’t have won…”
In 2013, she opened up about dealing with the realities of fame, likening the experience to being “hunted”.
“It’s peculiar to me that after all these years I still get so anxious when I see a group of people staring, amassed outside my house, pointing camera phones up … They could never imagine how much that feels like being hunted. And no matter how big my house is or how many albums I sell, I’m still going to be the rabbit. Because the hunters will always outnumber me.”