Harris had been class act following the breakup–until today.
He lashed out at Swift over the way her reps and reportedly Taylor are treating him over their song “This Is What You Came For.”
Swift and Harris kept her involvement in writing the song a secret initially because they didn’t their relationship to affect how the song was received. Rihanna went on to sing it and it soared up the dance charts. It’s officially gone platinum.
Swift got writing credit under a pseudonym, Nils Sjoberg. But fans suspected her involvement because backup vocals on the track sounded like her distinctive voice.
Harris was silent about the arrangement until Swift’s reps revealed that she actually penned the lyrics. He got all passive-aggressive in response.
“I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals, though. And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym,” he wrote. “And she sings on a little bit of it, too. Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual.”
Then, he turned self-centered and self-pitying.
“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. I know you’re off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy 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,” he followed up. “God bless everyone have a beautiful day.”
Swift and Harris dated for 15 months, which has to be a record for the 1989 star. The exact circumstances that led to their break up are still unknown, despite reams of tabloid speculation.
What is certain is that Swift rebounded quickly with British actor Tom Hiddleston, best known for his role in several Marvel superhero movies. The two have been virtually inseparable.
Jerry Seinfeld once said that breaking up should be like taking off a Band-aid: Rip it off in one quick motion and move on.
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