Taylor Swift is firing back at a musician who made a surprising claim against her! On Monday, the Los Angeles Times shared a new interview with artist David Albarn, who expressed his belief that Swift isn't a songwriter because of how she often co-writes.
Swift hits back at Albarn: "I write ALL my own songs"
Swift tweeted that she used to be "such a big fan of" Albarn's before finding out what he said about her in the interview, which she directly responded to. "I write ALL of my own songs," Swift pointedly said, calling his statement "completely false and SO damaging." Several of Swift's collaborators have also defended her abilities following Albarn's remarks.
"Writing songs with songwriters means you’re a songwriter," Maren Morris, who appeared on Swift's vault track "You All Over Me" last year, tweeted. Singer and producer Jack Antonoff, who frequently works with Swift, sarcastically quipped that Albarn "knows more than the rest of us about all those songs taylor writes and brings in."
Swift went on to call it "really f*cked up to try and discredit my writing," clarifying that she "wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering." Her response then prompted an apology tweet from Albarn, who claimed his comments were "reduced to clickbait" and said he had no intention of discrediting Swift's songwriting. However, people were unimpressed by Albarn's attempt to smooth things over, with Swift's fans and others in the industry taking to the replies to call him out.