Retail therapy! Taylor Swift stepped out in Australia’s Gold Coast for a solo shopping trip Thursday, July 14, shortly after Calvin Harris blasted her on Twitter for trying to make him “look bad” after it was revealed that Swift penned his No. 1 hit with Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For,” under a pseudonym.
The “Shake It Off” singer, 26, was smiling and looked happy despite the latest drama. She kept it casual in a white top, distressed Cotton On short-overalls and white sneakers, and accessorized with a small green bag. The superstar was accompanied by a bodyguard, who carried her bags from Australian clothing store Another Love.
Swift has been nearly inseparable from her new boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston, since they started dating in early June, but the 35-year-old actor was nowhere to be seen. The Grammy winner has been enjoying her time Down Under while Hiddleston films his upcoming blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. The pair went public with their relationship just two weeks after Swift confirmed that she and Harris had split.
On Wednesday, July 13, Swift’s rep confirmed that Swift did indeed write “This Is What You Came For,” after many fans speculated that the pop star sang the “oohs” in the chorus. The Scottish DJ, 32, took to Twitter to chime in on Swift’s role in his summer hit.
The producer started off by praising Swift’s songwriting abilities. “And she sings on a little bit of it too,” he wrote, with an upside-down smiley face emoji. “Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual.”
However, his words quickly turned harsh as he addressed a story that, according to sources close to Swift, he hurt her feelings by not being more vocal about the collaboration during a radio interview.
“I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though,” he added in another tweet. “And initially she wanted it kept a secret, hence the pseudonym. Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though.”
“I figure if you’re happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do,” he continued in a follow-up tweet. “I know you’re off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy [Perry] ETC but I’m not that guy, sorry. I won’t allow it. Please focus on the positive aspects of YOUR life because you’ve earned a great one. God bless everyone have a beautiful day.”
Then, Perry, who reportedly was the inspiration behind Swift’s hit “Bad Blood,” seemingly jumped into the fray. First, she tweeted a GIF of Hillary Clinton looking irritated, smirking and shrugging, and later she retweeted her own tweet from May 9, 2015, which read, “Time, the ultimate truth teller.”
Besides Swift’s rep confirming her songwriting credit under the moniker Nils Sjoberg, the “Blank Space” singer has yet to speak out about Harris’ Twitter rant.