We can’t imagine Taylor Swift saying “I pray my dick get big as the Eiffel Tower, so I can f*ck the world for 72 hours.” But that’s exactly what happens anytime America’s Sweetheart finds herself in a stressful situation.
In the “Shake It Off” singer’s cover story, there’s an interesting bit that details a “scary” scenario where paps and fans are swarming around her and what she does to immediately calm down.
As Swift winds her way through the park, the crowd grows larger and more aggressive; it’s a little scary. “OK, everybody, we need some room, please!” Jeff says. “Step back. Give her space!”
But Swift is unfazed. “You want to know a trick to immediately go from feeling victimized to feeling awesome?” she says. She pulls out her phone and hands me the earbuds: “This is my go-to.” She presses play, and Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” fills the speakers. As Swift bobs her head, Lamar raps:
All my life I want money and power
Respect my mind or die from lead shower
I pray my dick get big as the Eiffel Tower
So I can fuck the world for 72 hours
Goddamn, I feel amazing
Damn, I’m in the Matrix . . .
Swift smiles wide. “I know every word.”
She knows every word. Cute.
Hit the flip to see/hear Kendrick’s “Backseat Freestyle” if you need a refresher as far as context goes.
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