Taylor Swift reveals how her friendships with Hayley Kiyoko and Lorde stemmed from their public spars

Pop sensation Taylor Swift opened up about two of her close friends, Hayley Kiyoko and Lorde, revealing the friendship sprung from them calling her out.

In a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone, the 29-year-old singer revealed that she tries to change after being put on blast.

'Some of my best friendships came from people publicly criticizing me and then it opening up a conversation,' Swift began, when asked if 'some of your former critics have become your friends, right?'

Opening up: Pop sensation Taylor Swift opened up about two of her close friends, Hayley Kiyoko and Lorde, revealing the friendship sprung from them calling her out

Opening up: Pop sensation Taylor Swift opened up about two of her close friends, Hayley Kiyoko and Lorde, revealing the friendship sprung from them calling her out

Valid: 'Hayley Kiyoko was doing an interview and she made an example about how I get away with singing about straight relationships and people don’t give me shit the way they give her shit for singing about girls — and it’s totally valid,' Swift added

Valid: 'Hayley Kiyoko was doing an interview and she made an example about how I get away with singing about straight relationships and people don't give me shit the way they give her shit for singing about girls — and it's totally valid,' Swift added

'Hayley Kiyoko was doing an interview and she made an example about how I get away with singing about straight relationships and people don't give me shit the way they give her shit for singing about girls — and it's totally valid,' Swift added.

The interview Swift was referring to happened in March 2018, when Kiyoko told Refinery 29 that music execs have called her out for singing about girls while Taylor Swift gets no flack for singing about guys.

'I've had several music industry execs say 'You're doing another music video about girls?' I literally looked at them and was like, um, yea...Taylor Swift sings about men in every single song and video, and no one complains that she's unoriginal,' Kiyoko said.

Double standard: Kiyoko previously told Refinery 29 that music execs have called her out for singing about girls while Taylor Swift gets no flack for singing about guys

Double standard: Kiyoko previously told Refinery 29 that music execs have called her out for singing about girls while Taylor Swift gets no flack for singing about guys

After some fans thought Kiyoko was dissing Swift, the singer took to her Tumblr to show her support for the What I Need singer.

'We should applaud artists who are brave enough to tell their honest romantic narrative through their art, and the fact is that I've never encountered homophobia and she has. It's her right to call out anyone who has double standards about gay vs straight love interests,' Swift said. 

Swift added that her friendship with Lorde spawned from the then teenage singer calling her out for being 'too perfect.' 

Lorde: Swift added that her friendship with Lorde spawned from the then teenage singer calling her out for being 'too perfect'

Lorde: Swift added that her friendship with Lorde spawned from the then teenage singer calling her out for being 'too perfect'

'Like, Ella — Lorde — the first thing she ever said about me publicly was a criticism of my image or whatever,' Swift said.

Back in 2013, Lorde said in a Metro interview that Swift is 'too perfect.'

'Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls,' Lorde said.

Criticism: 'Like, Ella — Lorde — the first thing she ever said about me publicly was a criticism of my image or whatever,' Swift said

Criticism: 'Like, Ella — Lorde — the first thing she ever said about me publicly was a criticism of my image or whatever,' Swift said

While Lorde later walked back those comments, saying she thinks she, 'cocked that up a bit,' Swift embraced it.

'But I can't really respond to someone saying, "You, as a human being, are fake." And if they say you're playing the victim, that completely undermines your ability to ever verbalize how you feel unless it's positive.'

'So, OK, should I just smile all the time and never say anything hurts me? Because that's really fake. Or should I be real about how I'm feeling and have valid, legitimate responses to things that happened to me in my life? But wait, would that be playing the victim?' Swift said.

Embraced: While Lorde later walked back those comments, saying she thinks she, 'cocked that up a bit, Swift embraced it

Embraced: While Lorde later walked back those comments, saying she thinks she, 'cocked that up a bit, Swift embraced it

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