Taylor Swift addresses homophobia in the music industry after Hayley Kiyoko comments

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Prolific country songwriter Craig Wiseman topped the bill, but it was an unannounced appearance from Swift that stole the show. They laughed at the memory of Wiseman passing her a couple of shots toward her through the crowd, not knowing if they made it to her or not.

Swift is set to go on her worldwide "Reputation" tour.

"For old times' sake", as Wiseman said, he brought out tiny bottles of Fireball for himself and Swift. Swift asked the audience. "I didn't have the experience of a writer writing something and then it going out into the world and you hearing it from someone else's perspective until recently", she said of the song.

"I've had several music industry execs say 'You're doing another music video about girls?' I literally looked at them and was like, um, yea..." Then, overnight, the second video was released and in it, Swift appears to be filming herself lip-syncing to her own song. She was 17 years old when she and Wiseman had their first co-writing session, and Swift wanted to make sure she was prepared.




Kiyoko, an out and proud gay singer who often refers to her female love interests in her music, called out music execs for resisting her overtly-gay tracks in an interview earlier this week. The venue holds special significance in Swiftian legend as the place where she was discovered by Scott Borchetta, of Big Machine Label Group.

The "Delicate" singer joined country songwriter Craig Wiseman for a performance that celebrated the Bluebird's 35th anniversary. "I'm not over-sexualizing my music".

Swift, 28, was quick to defend Kiyoko's comments, adding her two cents to a response to a Tumblr post from a fan who was "sad" about the remarks. The Bluebird is a Nashville institution, offering up regular performances from working musicians and songwriters responsible for many of country's - and pop music's - greatest hits.

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