“Shake It Off” singer Taylor Swift might not be liked by everybody, but those people who belong to her tight-knit circle of friends absolutely adore her to bits.
One of these people is “Peter Pan” singer Kelsea Ballerini. Right before she kicked off her first radio tour back in July 2014, the young singer received some precious pearls of wisdom from Swift.
“Her advice was, ‘Don’t worry about being cool or trying to be perfect. Say what you need to say and be who you are because in the end that’s going to be what makes you normal,'” Ballerini told Page Six.
Taking what Ballerini learned from Swift to heart, she was able to propel her music career without obsessing too much over what fans thought of her. “I’m 22 years old. I just don’t have it together,” she simply said.
Swift should be following her own advice right now since she is currently dealing with some controversies. Her name has been dragged down by Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian because of the brouhaha caused by the song “Famous,” in which West called Swift a “b—ch,” reported Us Magazine.
She is also not on good terms with her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris after she broke up with him and started a new relationship with “Thor: Ragnarok” star Tom Hiddleston.
Even Hiddleston has learned how to navigate through the pressures of being Swift’s new boyfriend. Hiddleston said that the tabloids are always making stuff up, and it’s important for readers to learn how to be more discerning.
“We all live in a world where every phone has a camera and there's nothing new, really, about the spotlight to me,” he said during a Facebook Live Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter. “I think that's what happens when you're a public figure.”
“I've learned that there are many sides to a story, and that sometimes there are a lot of stories out there which are false,” he added. “The hardest thing is to try to not let those falsehoods affect your life.”