I think that's interesting.'"It's 1300 hours in the San Fernando Valley, and Project Sparrow is in full effect.
In a nondescript parking lot at a soundstage in Van Nuys, California, a Blackwater-esque platoon of personal-security professionals stands at the ready.
I don't walk around naked with my windows open, because there's a value on that.", that she's insanely excited about, because it signals her transition from a country star who likes pop to a straight-up pop star. And despite what you may have read in the gossip press, Swift hasn't been involved with a man in quite some time. ("I have black cherry, pomegranate, blueberry, strawberry, key lime, tangerine lime . "That's a door that I walk into."Swift bought this apartment about six months ago, for a reported million.
She's five feet 10, but she looks much taller, even with her lanky legs wrapped underneath her like a pretzel twist.
"I need lunch like, whoa," Swift says, and an assistant tells her there's a sushi order happening. "Get a boatload."The video is for Swift's soon-to-be-Number One single, "Shake It Off," which she'll perform for the first time at the VMAs later this summer, but which at this point only a handful of people outside the room even know exists. Or" – she holds up her cellphone – "they can turn this on, right? We don't even know."Swift says she never feels completely safe, especially when it comes to her privacy.
' But the other half was going, ' What if he just wants to walk around with a cat on his head, and not have his picture taken all day?
'" For Swift – four-time multiplatinum-album-maker, seven-time Grammy winner and billion-time gossip-blog subject – being famous is a lot like walking around with a cat on your head. "But at the end of the day, I can't be ungrateful, because I chose this.