Taylor Swift Knows Every Word of Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle”

The ferocious good kid, m.A.A.D. city track is the mega-star’s secret salve for dealing with unwanted attention.

September 08, 2014

Rolling Stone's just-posted Taylor Swift cover story a significant amount of column space to detailing the many guards -- from code names and blacked-out windows to "DEFCON-3 level" security team -- the mega-star has in place to keep janitors who just might be wiretapped by TMZ and the rabid paparazzi at bay. But, she acknowledges, "I can't be ungrateful, I chose this."

So she's worked out a surprising "trick to immediately go from feeling victimized to feeling awesome" when the crush of gawking fans is unavoidable: Kendrick Lamar's ferocious good kid, m.A.A.d. city cut "Backseat Freestyle." "It's my go-to," says the low-key rap fan. "I know every word." So like, even that Pray my dick get big as an Eiffel Tower so I can fuck the world for 72 hours line. 

There are also dozens more moments from the story that are sure to tickle her fans, casual and otherwise: Taylor fretting over wire-taps, she bumps into a doorway, Taylor self-identifying as a Shoshanna while talking about Girls, Taylor admitting a song called "Bad Blood" off her new album is aimed at a fellow female pop star with whom she has beef, Taylor gifting a fan $90 so she doesn't have to go to Chipotle for her birthday dinner, and so on. Read the whole thing here.

Taylor Swift Knows Every Word of Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle”