Taylor Swift looks super sexy on the cover of Vogue's May issue, and is more than willing to chat about her friends, feuds and her future with the high-fashion magazine.
Vogue was invited to hang out with Swift when she was the maid of honor at her childhood friends Britany Maack and Benjamin LaManna's wedding this past February in Reading, Pennsylvania -- and they even got to hear the 26-year-old singer's sweet speech to the happy couple. "Real love doesn't mess with your head," Swift said at the wedding. "Real love just is. Real love just endures. Real love maintains. Real love takes it page by page."
Swift also addresses the scrutiny she's received over the years in regard to her dating life. "You know, I went out on a normal amount of dates in my early 20s, and I got absolutely slaughtered for it,” she recalls. "And it took a lot of hard work and altering my decision-making. I didn’t date for two and a half years. Should I have had to do that? No."
Admitting that she has "no idea" what she wants to do next, Swift says one thing she does know is that her famous squad is here to stay. "There are a lot of really easy ways to dispel rumors. If they say you have fake friendships, all you have to do is continue to be there for each other," she explains. "And when we're all friends in 15 years and raising our kids together, maybe somebody will look back and go, 'That was kind of ridiculous what we said about Taylor and her friends.'"
Swift did, however, speak at this year's GRAMMYs following West's lyrics and multiple Twitter remarks about her. "I guess what I wanted to call attention to in my speech at the GRAMMYs was how it's going to be difficult if you’re a woman who wants to achieve something in her life -- no matter what," she says.
"I've had people say really hurtful things about me, and so I've kind of
learned how to gauge it: 'This is, like, low-to-medium-level hurtful.'"