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Taylor Swift’s Grammy opener “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” sparked controversy when she imitated a British accent in a verse allegedly to diss ex-boyfriend Harry Styles.
Taylor Swift has a unique way of cleansing after a break-up: writing and performing songs inspired by former flames to millions of viewers worldwide.
Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, and John Mayer are just a few of the men Taylor has dated who later became the subject of her hit singles.
In fact, in 2009, Swift was not subtle about her feelings toward Joe Jonas when she was on Saturday Night Live. “Hey Joe. I’m doing real well. I’m hosting SNL,” she remarked, reports Yahoo! Music.
Her most recent public relationship with One Direction’s Harry Styles burned bright but fizzled suddenly in January 2013.
On Sunday, February 10, Swift was slated to open the Grammy’s with “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” as the ringmaster among a collection of circus performers.
In one of the last verses, Swift changed up the lyrics and imitated a British accent for the male’s line. “So he calls me up and says, ‘I still love you.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m sorry. I’m busy opening up the Grammys.’”
Since Styles is British, many immediately speculated that the song was directed towards him.
Additionally, Taylor took to Twitter to comment about the night’s festivities, although there was no mention of the alleged Styles reference.
WE JUST WON A GRAMMY FOR SAFE AND SOUND!!!!!!!!!!
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 10, 2013
You be the judge. Was Swift criticizing Styles, or was the accent merely a coincidence?