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What’s Going on With Taylor Swift and Damon Albarn?

I don’t know what it is about Taylor Swift that seems to bring out everyone’s most bizarre and projection-filled behavior, but once again, we find ourselves staring down the barrel of a Swift-related controversy. On Sunday, British musician Damon Albarn laid some pretty bold claims at her feet, and predictably the situation had everyone—or, at least, everyone on Twitter—up in arms. Get all the details on the feud below:
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Damon Albarn apologizes to Taylor Swift for songwriting claims

Damon Albarn doesn’t want bad blood with Taylor Swift. The British musician apologized “unreservedly and unconditionally” to the “All Too Well” singer via Twitter on Monday after claiming in a Los Angeles Times interview that she “doesn’t write her own songs.”. In response...

Damon Albarn apologizes for saying Taylor Swift doesn't write her own songs

(CNN) — British musician Damon Albarn has apologized "unreservedly and unconditionally" to American singer Taylor Swift after claiming she didn't write her own songs. Albarn, best known as the frontman of the bands Blur and Gorillaz, made the comments in a Los Angeles Times interview with pop music critic Mikael Wood published Sunday.

Damon Albarn Blames Taylor Swift Songwriting Shitstorm On LA Times Interviewer, Dedicates “Song 2” To Him At LA Show

Yesterday, Damon Albarn really stepped in it. In a Los Angeles Times interview with writer Mikael Wood, Albarn said that Taylor Swift “doesn’t write her own songs.” Albarn went on to argue that it doesn’t count as proper songwriting when Swift collaborates with other writers: “I’m not hating on anybody, I’m just saying there’s a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes.” Upon seeing that quote, Swift herself clapped back at Albarn on Twitter: “You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really fucked up to try and discredit my writing.” Swift collaborators like Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner also spoke up on her behalf.