Taylor Swift has dismissed any speculation of a feud between herself and Olivia Rodrigo.
In 2021, rumors of a feud between the two singers arose when Olivia Rodrigo gave Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff writing credits and royalties for her song Deja Vu because it included elements from Swift’s track Cruel Summer, which Antonoff had also worked on.
The 20-year-old singer, Olivia Rodrigo, also credited Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff for the song 1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back as it contained elements from Swift’s track New Year’s Day.
Since then, there has been speculation and rumors regarding a potential feud between Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift.
On Tuesday, September 12, Taylor Swift put an end to any rumors of a feud with Olivia Rodrigo by showing her support for Rodrigo at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.
Although Taylor Swift did not directly address the rumored feud, she was seen applauding and showing support for Olivia Rodrigo when her performance was announced at the event.
“The non-existent beef has been squashed,” one fan wrote on X while sharing a clip of Swift applauding for Olivia Rodrigo.
“Finally, everyone shut up now,” another fan retweeted.
Taylor Swift’s supportive gesture comes in response to Olivia Rodrigo addressing the rumors of a feud between her and the “Red” singer.
During an interview with Rolling Stone for their latest issue, the singer openly discussed and addressed the ongoing speculation surrounding the alleged feud. She appeared on the cover of the magazine as well.
“I don’t have beef with anyone,” Rodrigo said. “I’m very chill. I keep to myself. I have my four friends and my mom, and that’s really the only people I talk to, ever. There’s nothing to say.”
She added: “There’s so many Twitter conspiracy theories. I only look at alien conspiracy theories.”
At the 2023 VMAs, Taylor Swift received a remarkable eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Visual Effects, and Best Editing. These nominations were for her 2022 hit song “Anti-Hero.”
In addition, Taylor Swift made history by becoming the first artist to win the Video of the Year award four years in a row at the VMAs.