Taylor Swift Is “Dead” After Madonna Compliments Her: “How Am I Supposed to Deal With This”

Taylor Swift and Madonna
Taylor Swift and Madonna Michael Buckner/Getty Images; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

They'll just hold onto each other! Madonna singled out Taylor Swift with a compliment in a recent interview, which prompted the 1989 songstress to freak out on her Tumblr on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

All-time Queen of Pop Madonna, 56, spoke to Australia's Today show this week about her present-day descendants including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and more. "It's good to have princesses," the "Living for Love" singer said. "It means there's lot of pretty dresses around."

She then called out one specific pop superstar for her hits. "I like Taylor Swift," Madonna noted of the 25-year-old superstar, whose latest album title hails back to Madonna's first decade in the world spotlight. "I think she writes some really catchy pop songs. Can't get them out of my head."

Swift, who caught wind of Madonna's remarks, quoted the interview and added: "Thanks now I'm dead." Naturally, the "Blank Space" singer had more to add, following up with the hashtags "#HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DEAL WITH THIS #BE COOL TAYLOR STOP BEING EMBARRASSING."

Her zero-chill update is perhaps best explained by an interview with Graham Norton last fall, when Swift explained that her fans were particularly fond of the phrase, "I'm dead."

The singer, who admitted to cyberstalking her millions of followers, gushed about how excited her fans got when she invited a handful of them over to her home for secret listening sessions of her smash album 1989 before its scheduled release. "I love them so much," Swift gushed, "because they always talk about dying!"

She then admitted to borrowing the phrase from her fans. "Those were so funny," Swift mused of their reactions. "I think I'm going to die. I'm just gonna die right here. Just dead."

The singer's adorable Tumblr update followed a tumultuous Tuesday, after her social media accounts were hacked, and the offenders threatened to release personal nude photos.

Swift, though, cheekily responded later that afternoon, tweeting: "PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING." See what else she had to say to her hackers.

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