Taylor Swift just cannot catch a break these days; everybody in the entertainment industry wants a piece of the pop superstar. Katy Perry came for her with the “Swish Swish” music video, and although critics did not like the result, it is still keeping their feud alive.
After Swift released her new song, “Look What You Made Me Do,” it took Nicki Minaj thirteen minutes to ask her to take a seat on Twitter. Minaj and Swift have a long and complicated history, and the Young Money rapper is featured on Perry’s diss track.
The latest entertainer to take a bite out of the Swift apple is Ashley Tisdale, who is suddenly very concerned about music being too vengeful. It is safe to say that Tisdale missed the 1990s when rap music turned shading other artists into a violent art form.
The High School Musical actress wrote on Twitter Saturday: “Music is supposed to bring us together. It is supposed to unite us. When we have artists targeting each other for the sake of controversy…The art suffers. When will [we] try to stop bringing each other down and start lifting us up when we live in a world that’s doing exactly that? And I am not talking about one person I am talking about the music in general.”
Tisdale’s Twitter rant got a lot of reactions on social media, and not all of them were positive for Christopher French’s wife. Most of the critics focused on the fact that she should be handling her own business and leave other artists deal with their situations how they see fit.
Moreover, art has always been about expressing feelings. When Marving Gaye boldly asked, “What’s Going On,” he was not painting a rosy picture of his reality. It was dark, but it was what it was, and through his honesty, he might have inspired others to do better.
Similarly, Swift is being honest about the way some of her peers treated her in the past, so she is letting it all out. Of course, it is all part of a big marketing plan to sell more records; nonetheless, the feelings can be genuine.
The world is a messy place, and people do not always get along, music is just following the same pattern. Tisdale should leave Swift alone.