Taylor Swift Worries About ‘The Janitor Who’s Being Paid by TMZ’

It’s only Monday. But in terms of quotable pop culture quotes, contributing editor Josh Eells’ Rolling Stone cover story on Taylor Swift is going to be very hard this week to beat.

There’s the bit about Swift getting 70 percent of her current date requests via “random email,” from hopeful dudes who’ve wrangled contact info from a publicist. (You’ve Got Male!) There’s the portion of the article about Swift’s new TriBeca double-digs. (Sir Ian McKellen FTW!) And there’s this media POV, uttered during the recent “Shake It Off” music video shoot in Van Nuys:

There are worries about spies and recording devices. “Don’t even get me started on wiretaps,” Swift says seriously. “It’s not a good thing for me to talk about socially. I freak out.”

As for who might bug a Van Nuys production office on the off chance that Swift is inside: “The janitor,” she says, as if naming one candidate among hundreds. “The janitor who’s being paid by TMZ. This is gonna sound like I’m a crazy person – but we don’t even know. I have to stop myself from thinking about how many aspects of technology I don’t understand.”

Reading the interview, we were reminded just how wise – and tall – beyond her years this young dynamo is. Well done, RS.

[Photo by Theo Wenner, courtesy Rolling Stone]