Security acts Swiftly on Taylor’s stalkers
News / 10 Dec '12, 4:00pm
London - Taylor Swift gets "nervous" when her minders send picture messages of her stalkers.
The 22-year-old singer hates talking about her crazed fans because she gets worried they might try to "steal her" one day, and as a result she is "so grateful" for her "amazing" security team for making sure she stays safe.
Taylor Swift arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, November 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP. Credit: John Shearer/Invision/AP
She said: "I get nervous when I have stalker incidents. I try not to talk too much about it because it scares me. Sometimes you get a dude who kind of wants to steal you.
"That's why I'm so grateful I have people looking after me, like Dennis [bodyguard]. Over the past couple of years it's got worse. I get told if there's been an attempt or a threat.
"My security text me a picture and say, 'Look out for this dude; he's driven across the country, he's off his meds,' or something like that. No one has ever been successful in getting into my house or anything like that. I have an amazing security team."
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker - who is currently dating One Direction singer Harry Styles - tries to live her life "in spite" of being stalked rather than dwelling on it, and she admits the situation is simply the "price you pay" for being famous.
She told Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: "There are a lot of them. I just try to be safe and be conscious of people around me. It's the same with paparazzi; it's something you just have to deal with. It's the price you pay for getting to do what you love.
"You can let it take over your life and make you fearful all the time, or you can live your life in spite of it." - Bang Showbiz