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Olivia Rodrigo Reacts to Theories That ‘Vampire’ Is About Taylor Swift
September 3, 2023
Olivia Rodrigo is clearly over the “bloodsucker” and “fame f—ker” who was “bleeding her dry” like a vampire — but that doesn’t mean the song is directed at Taylor Swift.
“I was very surprised when people thought that,” Rodrigo, 20, told The Guardian in a Saturday, September 2, profile, when asked about the theories that “Vampire” was penned about Swift, 33.
Rodrigo continued: “I mean, I never want to say who any of my songs are about. I’ve never done that before in my career and probably won’t. I think it’s better to not pigeonhole a song to being about this one thing.”
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“I used to think I was smart / But you made me look so naive / The way you sold me for parts / As you sunk your teeth into me,” Rodrigo sings. “Bloodsucker, fame f—ker / Bleedin’ me dry, like a goddamn vampire.”
She continues: “And every girl I ever talked to told me you were bad, bad news / You called them crazy, God, I hate the way I called them crazy too / You’re so convincing / How do you lie without flinching?”
Olivia Rodrigo has released some major breakup anthems after dropping her debut single, “Drivers License,” in January 2021. Rodrigo, 20, broke records with her first solo song — which appeared on her debut record, SOUR, released in May 2021 — where she sings about a past relationship that went wrong. The drama that followed the […]
Rodrigo has long touted herself as a fan of Swift, covering many of her songs before they finally met in person at the 2021 Brit Awards and exchanged handwritten letters. Rodrigo’s debut album, Sour, dropped several days later with Swift’s “New Year’s Day,” which she produced with Jack Antonoff, interpolated on “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back.” Rodrigo gave Swift and Antonoff, 39, songwriting props on the track at the time of the release. However, Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” seemingly did the same with Swift’s “Cruel Summer” without crediting the pop star. In July 2021, Swift, Antonoff and St. Vincent were given co-writing credits.
“I was so green as to how the music industry worked, the litigious side,” she told The Guardian. “I feel like now I know so much more about the industry and I just feel better equipped in that regard. It wasn’t something I thought about too much.”