Everyone wants to be Taylor Swifts BFF, and we can certainly see why! On Aug. 19, just one day after announcing her upcoming album, ‘1989,’ the stunner appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ and dished on the making of the video for her new song, “Shake It Off,” as well as how she chooses her friends!
Following Taylor Swift‘s huge Yahoo! live stream announcement on Aug. 18, that she would be releasing her first pop album, ”1989,” the 24-year-old graced the set of Good Morning America to discuss the meaning behind her new video, “Shake It Off,” and opened up about the qualities that she looks for in a friend. Read below for all the details!
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Taylor is an open book! The always smiling and fashion forward star was her honest self when she visited the GMA set to talk about the release of her first pop album. Her visit wasn’t all about her music though. The country crooner has had a very up and down friendship with her longtime bestie, Selena Gomez, 22, but we are sure that when she talked about what she looks for her in a friend, that she was talking about the “Come & Get It” singer.
“I choose my friends based on people I have things in common with or people who challenge me,” Taylor said. She and Selena certainly have a lot in common, we can definitely see why they are friends! They have been huge stars from a very young age, have plenty of fans, are very open with their personal lives, and share a passion for music and acting — we are sure they never run out of things to talk about!
Taylor continued, “Honestly, I think that there’s something really inspiring about being around people who know what they want, people who are passionate about something. You want to be around smart, exciting people — I think that that brings you up.”
Besides gushing about her good friends, Taylor talked about the message behind her new song and video, “Shake It Off.” “The message in the song is a problem we all deal with, an issue we deal with on a daily basis — we don’t live just in a celebrity takedown culture, we live in a takedown culture.”
Taylor proves what a great role model she is once again by sharing an inspirational message about how to live your life. “People will find anything about you and twist it to where it’s weird or wrong or annoying or strange or bad. You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don’t understand you, you have to have more fun than they do.”
We love ”Shake It Off,” and can’t wait to hear the rest of ”1989” when it drops on Oct. 27!
Taylor Swift Nominates Selena Gomez For Ice Bucket Challenge
Taylor Swift got in on the good cause when she accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and as HollywoodLife.com previously reported, she nominated Selena to complete the challenge! We are so glad to see these two longtime friends back together again!
The two stunning singers are not the only ones in Hollywood taking action and donating to the cause. Nina Dobrev, 25, and Kylie Jenner, 17, both stripped down during their videos and showed off their amazing bikini ready bodies.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you like Taylor’s new song, ”Shake It Off?” Let us know your thoughts below!
— Caitlin Beck