Taylor Swift drops new album, sparks more bisexual rumors

Taylor Swift drops new album, sparks more bisexual rumors

Singer Taylor Swift surprised fans this week by announcing the imminent release of a new album. Already one of the songs on the album has sparked more speculation about the musician’s personal life.

The new album, titled Folklore, features 16 tracks, including a new song titled “Betty.” In it, Swift opines over a crush on a girl in her class.

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“Betty, I won’t make assumptions / About why you switched your homeroom but I think it’s ’cause of me / Betty, one time I was riding on my skateboard. When I passed your house / It’s like I couldn’t breathe,” Swift sings. “You heard the rumors from Inez  You can’t believe a word she says / Most times, but this time it was true. The worst thing that I ever did / Was what I did to you.”

Apart from the romantic overtones of the lyrics themselves, the references to someone named Betty and to a female skateboarder appear to allude to the HBO series Betty about a lesbian skateboarder. It’s possible that Swift may just be a fan of the series, which debuted earlier this year.

On the other hand, this isn’t the first time Swift has hinted at her possible bisexuality. Last summer, she posted a picture to Instagram of herself wearing a bracelet that read “Pride” and which was adorned with the bisexual flag colors. The video for her song “You Need to Calm Down” also featured a litany of LGBTQ celebrities, and encouraged fans to support the Equality Act.

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