Taylor Swift Needs Bodyguards to Protect Her From Murderers and Kidnappers

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 1:30 PM PDT, October 21, 2014
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Notorious for writing about her famous ex-boyfriends, Taylor Swift is now talking about the men she does not know who have impacted her life for the worse. 

In an interview with  Esquire, the 24-year-old singer brought along her bodyguards, which is unusual as the writer points out, "I've never interviewed anyone who brought security."

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Taylor's not that into the idea of it either. "I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven't done that in six years."

She explains, "Because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up at my mom's house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me. This is the strange and sad part of my life that I try not to think about."

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She keeps a positive attitude but acknowledges the fear that comes along with being in the public eye, "I try to be lighthearted about it, because I don't ever want to be scared. I don't want to be walking down the street scared. And when I have security, I don't have to be scared."

"Walking through a crowd, the village is aglow" in her song "Welcome to New York" suddenly seems a bit different as we now know that she can't even walk alone in that village.

The full 1989 album release is just around the corner on October 27.

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