Taylor Swift Gets Serious: How Does She Avoid The Meltdown Everyone Has Been Waiting For?

Taylor Swift has been making the headlines a lot recently, mainly because she’s been doing several interviews to promote her new ‘1989‘ album, which is set to be released next week.

Swift talked with Esquire’s Scott Raab recently, and things got surprisingly serious during the interview. After Raab told Swift he finds her “utterly sane” she started to talk about how she’s not going to let anybody break her.

“You have celebrities who are pushed to the brink of a public meltdown, and so the public thinks that every person in the public eye has dirty secrets that they’re keeping, or isn’t what they seem, or is masking it and faking sincerity, faking authenticity, faking being surprised at award shows when you win a Grammy.

I’m not gonna let them make me have a meltdown. But, I think, as a songwriter you lose your edge if you find a way to protect yourself from everything they’re going to say about you. You lose touch with what made you vulnerable enough to connect with people in your songwriting. And that’s not something I wanna do.”

You can hate on T-Swift all you want, but you have to admit she sounds really levelheaded. She’s had cameras following her around for years now and they never have caught her in a compromising position. When she claims that she likes to stay as “normal” as possible, I actually believe her.

Although, she does admit that living a completely normal life is difficult. Why? Because men suck and we are f–king disgusting. Swift admitted she hasn’t been able to drive by herself in over five years.

“[My security] have to be in a car behind me. Because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up at my mom’s house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me. This is the strange and sad part of my life that I try not to think about. I try to be lighthearted about it, because I don’t ever want to be scared. I don’t want to be walking down the street scared. And when I have security, I don’t have to be scared.”

Hopefully she can continue to avoid the meltdown. I am rooting for her.