Taylor Swift Allegedly Dumped Calvin Harris Over ‘This Is What You Came For’
I feel the same way about Taylor Swift gossip as I do about a bag of Tostitos chips.
I’m over it by the second bite, but I can’t stop eating until I can see the bottom of the bag.
Which is why I can’t even help myself care about the new hot Taylor Swift gossip that she’s the one who really wrote Calvin Harris’ recent moody boy hit “This Is What You Came For,” and that she dumped him after he “disrespected her” over it.
Allegedly, according to sources TMZ swears are connected with Taylor, T Swift wrote “This Is What You Came For” while she and Calvin were dating, but they both agreed that the world wasn’t ready to handle them collaborating on songs together as couple, so Taylor agreed to keep the publishing rites under a pseudonym, Nils Sjoberg.
Fast-forward to April 29.
Calvin goes on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to promote his new hit single, and when Ryan asks, “Will you do a collaboration with your girlfriend?,” Calvin responds, “You know we haven’t even spoken about it. I can’t see it happening though.”
Taylor was hurt and felt Calvin “disrespected her,”even though they’d both agreed not to make their collaboration public knowledge, and things spiraled from there into the great big Hiddleswift mess we currently find ourselves forced to read about multiple times a day.
Of course, the biggest problem with this rumor is that it’s nearly impossible to figure out if Taylor Swift is really Nils Sjoberb.
We checked, and nothing helpful comes up under ‘Nils Sjoberg songwriter’ or ‘Nils Sjoberg songwriting credits,’ and there’s no Nils Sjoberg on Facebook or LinkedIn who’s proud to call songwriting, producing or DJing his main gig. Even on Genius, the lyrics database that prides itself on knowing these things, Nils Sjoberg has but one credit and that credit is “This Is What You Came For.”
The only Nils Sjoberg we could find was a semi-famous Swedish poet who died in 1822, who may have been able to write “This Is What You Came For” if he had the chance to resurrect himself from the grave and time travel to the future.
Since that’s not possible, we’re left to assume that either Taylor Swift is really up on her obscure foreign poets, or this is all some big coincidence.
And you can’t deny that Taylor was oddly invested in the single back when it came out. Remember that time at Coachella when she wore a jacket with the album artwork on the back before the rest of the world even knew “This Is What You Came For” was a thing?
There was also that time she freaked the fuck out over Rihanna’s surprise performance of the song at Coachella. At the time, we found it puzzling because of Rihanna’s contribution to Kanye West’s “Famous,” a.k.a. Taylor Swift’s least favorite song ever. But now it makes sense, if Taylor was also collaborating with Rihanna at the same time.
Either way, the only thing you really need to take away from all this is that Taylor Swift owns the media news cycle, and she clearly has no plans to give that up anytime soon.