Taylor Swift is once more involved in another Twitter scuttle, but this time she?s in the middle of a ?Twitter fight? between boyfriend, Calvin Harris, and ex-One Directioner Zayn Malik.
According to Mic.com, the altercation began when Malik retweeted a post that seemed to be referring negatively on the Pop music sweetheart. Malik’s retweet of a since-deleted tweet from the account?@femaletexts?discussed the news Miley Cyrus shared in her recent Marie Claire interview that she would like to release her next album for free.
The tweet placed Cyrus’s words about not needing the money from the album alongside a quote about her Happy Hippie foundation, which helps homeless and LGBT youth.
Next to these snippets about Miley Cyrus’s magnanimity, @femaletexts placed a quote from Taylor Swift’s recent Time interview about her beef with Spotify, in which Swift argued there should be “an inherent value placed on art.”
If you read between the lines, the Tweets seemed to suggest that Swift is only after the money, whereas Cyrus is doing it for the greater good. Naturally, Harris jumped in to defend his girlfriend.
Zayn Malik and Calvin Harris Fight
In a series of tweets, Harris sent out some really strong messages to Malik, starting with:
??@FemaleTexts? @zaynmalik You’ve made your money? Cool…fuck the 99% of musicians who depend on these services to survive right? Yeah fuck em.?
According to Harris, he believes that Swift?s quote is a demonstration not of her own greed, but her willingness to stand-up for other artists, specially the new ones, who should benefit from the returns and paid music streaming services like Spotify.
According to the Mirror, the timing of this can’t be ignored – as it came hours after Taylor invited Zayn’s ex Perrie Edwards on stage with her. Some Bad Blood here it seems.
Harris further said: ?If u don’t get what it means when a successful artist uses their celebrity to benefit every other musician and songwriter in the industry…?
And proceeded with: ?While u kids are refresh voting teen choice awards there’s some poor fucker in a basement making your new favorite record trying to survive.?
Malik then shot back: ??@CalvinHarris? ha you just made an absolute fool of yourself mate.?
He also tweeted that Harris clearly did not understand where he was coming from and told the DJ to ?calm your knickers before them dentures fall out.?
And as icing to the whole spat, he also called Harris a ?dickhead.?
Oh and I write my own shit too dickhead
? zayn (@zaynmalik) August 17, 2015
Harris has since backpedaled, and said that his comments were more on the quote than the now-solo artist, and even proceeded to complimenting his voice. Wait, what?
@zaynmalik best of luck, genuinely. You’ve got a great voice
? Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) August 17, 2015