If you’re on the go and see tons of people on their phones looking at pictures, it might be because they too are trying to figure out where they were on April 29th. I mean, you never know! This might tell you what happened to Taylor Swift on that fateful day she sings in her new song “High Infidelity,” which was released as part of the 3 a.m. from her Midnights album.
Immediately after the song’s release, fans everywhere started guessing what year the singer might be referring to when she sang, “Do you really wanna know where I was on April 29th?” Was it April 29, 2012, aka Dianna Agron’s night circus themed birthday? Or maybe April 29, 2018, just when the singer was getting ready for her Reputation the stadium tour (which, by the way, grossed $266.1 million in domestic revenue, making it the highest-grossing tour in US history 😬)? IDK, MAYBE!
While these were great choices, many fans landed on one year in particular: 2016. It was the day Calvin Harris and Rihanna No-Last-Name-Needed released the hit song “This Is What You Cam For”.
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At the time, Taylor and Calvin had been dating for over a year, but the duo kept quiet about the fact that they collaborated on the song together (in fact, Tay even went so far as to write the track). under the pseudonym of Nils Sjoberg, which I am still trying to pronounce correctly). This April 29, the producer did an interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest and was asked if he had any plans to collaborate with Taylor yet. His answer ? “You know, we haven’t even talked about it. I don’t see it happening though. No. She’s about to take a long break. Interesting!
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Fast forward to May 2016 after the duo broke up, and TMZ published a story indicating that the interview may have been the couple’s “breaking point” and sparked the split. The reason? Taylor reportedly felt that Calvin was “disrespecting” him, which, I mean, is fair. Following the news reports and Calvin’s speculation that maybe it was Taylor’s camp that broke the news of the collaboration, the producer kind of went wild on social media. Here are some of the tweets he posted in the midst of it all:
calvin did ended up apologizing and even confessed, “It was completely bad instinct. I was protecting what I considered my only talent in the world that was being debased. I felt like things were piling up on me and that’s when I broke down.
So let’s come back to the question posed: where exactly was Taylor on April 29, 2016? Well, the night before, April 28, she was pictured with friends at The Nice Guy in Los Angeles after celebrating Gigi Hadid’s birthday.
Photos of the singer leaving the party in the early hours of April 29 have even surfaced, so the math is sort of a math on this one. And while it’s unclear what Taylor did the rest of the day, we *do* know that she was already moving on and dancing with future boyfriend Tom Hiddleston on the first Monday in May at the Met Gala this year- there. 👀