So, what’s ‘the dirt’ on Taylor Swift and Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx?
Celebrities Talk Swift: Looking Back At The Praise And Pauses Directed At Swift’s Songwriting
Swift has been honing her songwriting craft long before there were any teardrops on guitars, and it shows. The “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (10 Minute Version)” singer has been recognized on the awards circuit for her contribution to songwriting since the mid-aughts, including “Songwriter-Artist Of The Decade” from Nashville’s Songwriter Awards, which took place this summer.
Yet, skeptics still remain.
In Albarn’s interview as mentioned above from earlier this year, the Gorillaz frontman called Swift a co-writer.
“That doesn’t count,” Albarn responded to a suggestion that Swift wrote her own songs. “I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different to writing.”
Swift would soon set Albarn straight about an integral part of her artistry.
Swift quote-tweeted a response to Albarn, writing, “I was such a big fan of yours until I saw this. I write ALL of my own songs. Your hot take is completely false and SO damaging. You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really f*cked up to discredit my songwriting. WOW.” (via The Blast)
Albarn would later apologize for his remark.
Swift hasn’t purely faced criticism of her songwriting and artistry throughout her nearly two-decade-long career.
Nikki Sixx Criticizes Swift For ‘Whining’ In A Tweet
Is it just me or does Taylor Swift always seems likes she’s whining about something new every-time she’s gonna drop an album? #WorIsMeMarketing
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) November 19, 2022
Sixx may not be targeting Swift’s songwriting skills in his tweet, but he makes it clear he isn’t a huge admirer of her career.
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On November 19th, Sixx tweeted, “Is it just me or does Taylor Swift always seem likes she’s whining about something new every-time she’s going to drop an album? He also included a hashtag saying #WorlsMeMarketing.
Although Sixx did not directly address the complaints he referred to in his tweet, it was suggested in the thread’s comment section he was referring to the highly-publicized debacle Swift faced with Ticketmaster last week.
Multiple Twitter users posted a photo of Sixx and Swift together from an award ceremony, circa 2010.
and you complain a lot too, waiting for a colab!! pic.twitter.com/WABAaVhb07
— let ☾ VAI VER O MÖTLEY (@merrygoupsidown) November 19, 2022
“if you’re talking about the ticketmaster thing, ur wrong,” a Swiftie tweeted. “they did her & so many artist dirty… she has the right to be upset ab it.”
“and you complain a lot too, waiting for a collab!” another Swifite retorted, including the aforementioned tweet in their response.
“She’s the biggest pop star I’ve ever seen in my life,” one of Sixx’s followers wrote, “Bigger than Michael Jackson. She also seems to be a good person. With success will come problems, but i think she’ll do her best to make it right.”
“Wow!! As a fan of both you and Taylor I am disappointed in you. What a misogynistic, uninformed comment. And yea it’s just you,” another fan tweeted.
“Is it just me or has Motley Crue released basically the same greatest hits package time and time again while trying to convince fans it’s a must have purchase?” a follower asked.