I gotta have you.”—Taylor Swift, “22,” Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback, on Swift’s CD Red (2012)
In recent interviews, such as one with Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift owns up to bewilderment about why she’s turned into a national joke. Well, using guys for song material—again and again and again and again—might have something to do with it.
At this point, if she really wants “bad news,” there’s really only one logical destination for her: Justin Bieber. Ever since his breakup with Selena Gomez, he seems to be losing his mind in public.(He's sure come a long way from the wide-eyed yet oddly flip kid interviewed several years ago by Chelsea Handler, who regarded him as cuddly as a chihuahua.)
Can’t you see? They are just so made for each other, a tabloid perfect storm. Though what gold she could spin from a broken-down romance with a minimally talented, on-his-way-to-ex-teen-idol, remains to be seen...