Taylor Swift mocks music industry sexism

Taylor Swift is pushing back against sexist stereotypes in her latest interview to promote her new album, Lover.

The 29-year-old pop star — who also addressed Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein this past week — spoke to CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Tracy Smith about how women are treated differently than their male peers in the music industry.

“You’re always going to have people going, ‘Did she write all her own songs?’” Swift explained. “Talking about your personal life, talking about your dating life.

“There’s a different vocabulary for men and women in the music industry right?” she continued. “A man does something, it’s strategic. A woman does the same thing, it’s calculated. A man is allowed to react. A woman can only overreact.”

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Her comment echoes the Album of the Year acceptance speech she made at the 2016 Grammys, shortly after rival Kanye West claimed he made her “famous” in a rap track of the same name.

"I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she told the crowd. “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know — it was you, and the people who love you, who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world."

Later in her CBS interview, Swift said she’s “the first to apologize” when she’s in the wrong, and expressed her concerns about dealing with stalkers, whom she referred to as “dudes that think we have an imaginary marriage.”

On the subject of Scooter Braun, whom she called out after her purchased her masters from label head Scott Borchetta for $300 million, the singer could only groan and pull a disgusted face.

"I found out when it was online, like, when it hit the news," she said, dismissing claims that her father was in the loop by adding that “nobody knew.”

"I knew [Borchetta] would sell my music. I knew he would do that," she told Smith. "I couldn't believe who he sold it to because we had endless conversations about Scooter Braun and he has 300 million convenient reasons to forget those conversations."

But Swift has a plan. During the interview she confirmed that she will “absolutely” rerecord her masters to take back control of her music.

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