Wait, Nils Sjoberg is real? Taylor Swift used that name to hide the fact that she wrote Calvin Harris’s ‘This Is What You Came For,’ but the actual Nils Sjoberg has revealed himself in order to speak on this songwriting-pseudonym drama!
The scandal surrounding Taylor Swift, 25, and Calvin Harris, 32, over “This Is What You Came For” just got weirder. After Tay confirmed that she wrote the hit song under the name Nils Sjoberg, the real Nils came forward. As it turns out — he’s a fan!
Yes, there’s a real Nils Sjoberg — and he’s Swedish! Plus he’s not the only one. “There are a couple of us here in Sweden with this name,” he tells Page Six, ”even though I haven’t met any in person yet.” He hasn’t met Taylor yet, as he says “I haven’t been contacted by Taylor’s reps and that’s totally OK.”
Nils is handling his new fame like a pro, as he’s keeping his sense of humor over this case of mistaken identity. “The pseudo is hilarious,” he said, while adding that he’s a fan of the Calvin-Taylor jam. “I think [they] have made an awesome song.”
Can we see a Taylor-Nils collaboration in the future? Sadly, the world will be denied a double-Nils Sjoberg song, as he’s not a musician. He works as a communications manager for The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center in Goteborg, Sweden. However, he’s enjoying some time like a rock star, as this Sjoberg-pseudonym-snafu has brought him “an explosion of tweets…heavy traffic to my blog” and “thousands more visitors on my Tumblr.”
Sadly, Calvin didn’t greet Taylor’s revelation with a smile like Nils. Once word got out that Taylor wrote the song with her ex, Calvin went on an angry twitter rant. He accused her of trying to ‘bury [him] like Katy Perry” and told her to focus on her own happiness instead of trying to “make [him] look bad.“
Calvin was really hurt by Tay, because he thinks she “has gone too far [by] attacking his career,” a source close to the DJ EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. He’s not the only one turning on Tay following the “This Is What You Came For” fight.
Katy got in on the drama, posting some hilarious shade online. Plus, the hashtag, “Taylor Swift Is Over Party” started to trend. Well, if Taylor needs to get away and lie low for a while, she could go hang out with Nils in Sweden. #NilsSjobergPartyIsJustStarting.
What do you think about there being a real Nils Sjoberg, HollywoodLifers?