The year is 2017, and I’ll be honest, I can’t remember the last time someone has called my phone, besides the relentless credit collector who swears I owe $437 on an old phone bill. Everyone texts. Hell, some people communicate solely through Instagram comments. But apparently Kesha still uses her phone to call people. One of the people who picks up the phone, rather than stare blankly at the screen while wondering why someone is calling them, is her famous friend Taylor Swift.
Kesha – giving you Sam the Eagle’s Nashville niece on the cover – spoke to Rolling Stone to promote her latest album Rainbow. Kesha opened up about recording the record, which we all know was, to put it bluntly, a struggle. Kesha has spent the past three years fighting with her alleged abuser and music producer Dr. Luke. That many calls to your lawyer and trips to court can’t be good for a bank account, and at one point in time, TMZ was reporting that Kesha didn’t have much money left.
One of the people to come to the rescue of Kesha’s fight was Taylor Swift, who donated $250,000 to her last year. I don’t know if that $250,000 check came with a note that said, “You can pay me back by stroking my ego in a widely-distributed publication xoxo TS” or what. But Kesha said about a quarter of a million dollars worth of some very nice things about Taylor to Rolling Stone.
Swift, Kesha says, “is a fucking sweetheart. Very, very sweet, very, very genuine, extremely generous, picks up the phone every time I call her. My mom doesn’t even always pick up the phone!”
And, as for Swift’s latest controversies: “I’m not really up on my pop culture. Should I know something about it? I live in my record player.”
If Kim Kardashian read more than Instagram comments, she would have spat out a fork-full of salad at the thought of there being a person out there unfamiliar with the Snapchat snake drama.
That constant phone-answering must drive Taylor’s cats Meredith and Olivia absolutely nuts. They all settle in for a nice family night game of Candy Land with Taylor, and just as the first card is drawn, the phone rings, Taylor sees that it’s Kesha, and says, “Sorry, I’ve got to take this.” And then one of the cats looks at the other and meows, “Okay, we can agree that old Taylor was sometimes a mess, but at least she let calls go to voicemail.”