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Taylor Swift, feminist icon? Before you raise your eyebrows, the singer opens up in a new interview about why she believes this has always been her M.O.

Even if she doesn't overtly say so or ardently push feminism, she credits Girls' Lena Dunham for opening her eyes in this regard. Allow her to explain:

Cute Taylor Swift

"As a teenager, I didn't understand that saying you're a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities," Swift says.

"What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening."

Now, she says, having clearly not met Farrah Abraham, "they understand what the word means." Taylor says she is not anti-men and neither is feminist ideology.

"For so long it's been made to seem like something where you'd picket against the opposite sex, whereas it's not about that at all," she tells The Guardian.

What (and who) changed her perspective and understanding?

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It may seem as if they exist in a wholly different universe, but even celebrities attended middle school and high school.

Seriously! It's true! Remember these celebrity prom photos that really must be seen to be believed?

Now, to further drive home the point that even a global UNICEF ambassador such as Angelina Jolie, and even an amateur sex tape star such as Kim Kardashian, have something in common with regular folks, we've comprised a gallery of celebrity yearbook pictures.

While some actresses look pretty much the same (we'd know Jolie's pouty lips anywhere!), the changes in others from their teenage years until now is remarkable.

Like the ninth star listed below, for instance!

If we didn't give you his name, you may not even recognize him! Click around to see what we mean and to whom we're referring:

Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea, born Amethyst Kelly, in her old yearbook photo. That's awesome.

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Taylor Swift and Lorde are the best of friends.

Did you catch the artists dancing together at last night's Video Music Awards? Totes. Adorbs.

But it's no fun when celebrities get along, is it? We wanna see singers feud, brawl and fight! Or at least be juxtaposed alongside each other for a Fashion Face-Off, right?

With that in mind, we've contrasted Taylor's short shorts with Lorde's far less colorful outfit from the VMAs and we've asked readers to cast their vote: WHO LOOKS BETTER?

Fashion Face-Off!

It's Taylor Swift versus Lorde! Who looked better at the 2014 Video Music Awards? View Poll »

You can also kompare Kim, Kendall and Kylie on the red carpet in a separate THG poll.

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone, providing plenty of memorable moments from the red carpet to the big stage at the Forum in Inglewood.

From Taylor Swift's red carpet prediction of her own terrible dancing (she delivered) to Blue Ivy and Beyonce showing us all how it's done, this night had it all.

Amber Rose's VMA dress turned heads (as did Demi Lovato's), Ariana and Big Sean were caught holding hands and Common paid tribute to Michael Brown.

As expected, we saw Nicki Minaj Twerking until the cows came home (and Usher sampling the goods), the Kardashians looked bored to tears, and Lorde?

Lorde was Lorde. Awkward, talented Lorde.

Did you miss the ceremony? Want to see all of the aforementioned highlights and more in just two minutes? Let's break down the 2014 MTV VMAs in GIFs!

Nicki Minaj TWERKIN' IT!
Nicki Minaj twerking like a woman possessed at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards!

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Have you clicked through our MTV Video Music Awards fashion gallery yet? Have you decided who looked best and worst on the red carpet?

Okay, good. Now it's time to focus on the actual music at the center of the MTV Video Music Awards.

At last night's fun ceremony, Taylor Swift sang "Shake It Off" for the first time live. Nicki Minaj gave us multiple looks at her Twerking rear end. Adam Levine sang very handsomely on stage. And Beyonce put on one of the most memorable performances in event history.

Whose set did you like best? Whose will you be telling your grandchildren all about? Whose vocals and/or choreography were lacking?

Cycle through the musical acts below and then vote...

Beyonce VMA Performance 2014
Beyonce, the queen of the VMAs, blew everyone's minds with a medley of her best songs. Everyone in the building loved it!

... who performed best at the 2014 VMAs?

 

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She wore sequins. She moved. She grooved. She joked about a snack biting a Nicki Minaj backup dancer earlier in the weekend.

And, overall, she helped put on one of the more memorable performances of the MTV Video Music Awards.

We're talking, of course, about Taylor Swift and her live debut on her latest single, "Shake It Off."

Watch Swift shimmy, shake promote her upcoming fifth studio album and bring the crowd to its feet now:

Elsewhere on a fun night, Beyonce performed an epic medley prior to receiving the Video Vanguard Award, while Nicki Minaj helped open the show via a mix of "Bang Bang" and "Anaconda."

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Remember when MTV (music television) actually used to play music videos on TV? Yeah, we do too. Pour one out for the good ol' days...

After three years of airing 'round-the-clock music, MTV unleashed a phenomenon known as Video Music Awards upon the world in 1984.

The idea? To celebrate the artists that brought our favorite tunes to life on the small screen and intersperse said awards with live performances from those very artists.

That was probably where MTV went wrong. Or very, very right.

What happened after that first very crazy VMA show in 1984 when Madonna's "Like a Virgin" took on new life was that the ante was summarily upped.

Every musical act to come would need to bring their A-Game if they'd make headlines the next morning. Plenty of them, from Madge to Miley, managed to do just fine.

In honor of the 30th MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, let's take a walk down memory lane to relive the 17 craziest moments in VMA history ...

Like a Virgin
Madonna didn't intend to writhe around on the stage during her 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin." She lost one of her shoes and the rest became history.

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Over the past two days, two of music's biggest names have released new music videos.

First, there was Taylor Swift with "Shake It Off." Next came Nicki Minaj with "Anaconda."

And while the tracks don't sound the same, the videos have one thing in common: TWERKING!!!

And the Winner is?

Who is the better Twerker, Nicki Minaj or Taylor Swift? View Poll »

So very much Twerking, along with a lot of booty-shaking, moving and shaking all around in general.

With a pair of pop music superstars continually popping their booty on screen, we must ask: Who is the best Twerker? Nicki or Taylor? VOTE ABOVE!

Here's a look, meanwhile, at Swift's "Shake It Off" in GIF form ...

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Taylor Swift writes songs about her exes as frequently as some people change their underwear. Swift's "Shake It Off" is rumored to be about both former flames Jake Gyllenhaal AND Harry Styles.

Or it's just an anthem about rising above and shaking off the haters. Either way, that's Taylor's M.O., but she isn't the only scathing songwriter in the game.

She's joined by a veritable legion of singers and bands who've made it their great pleasure to respond to their critics, enemies, and exes via song.

I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
Oh, Taylor Swift! You just can't NOT write songs about exes! "I Knew You Were Trouble" is very publicly about One Direction's Harry Styles.

And then there are the musicians whose songs aren't about heartbreak at all but are instead tributes meant to help a friend through a tough time.

Songs in which others also find solace, like "Fix You" by Coldplay, which Chris Martin wrote for Gwyneth Paltrow, and which brought comfort to many facing tough times. 

We put together a playlist featuring 19 songs inspired by celebrities, some you know well and others you might not. Sit back, relax, and just push play!

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Taylor Swift has sent a clear message with her new single: Eff the haters!

The singer released "Shake It Off" last night, a pop anthem that basically tells folks to shake off any kind of criticism, an appropriate message considering Earl Sweatshirt thinks Swift is being racist.

But Swift didn't concern herself with critics last night. Instead, she hosted a pizza party with fans!

Bring It On
What do you have to say about cheerleaders NOW, Taylor?

A number of Swifties (is that what they're called?) were hand-picked to participate in the Yahoo live stream and were then invited back to Taylor's apartment in the Big Apple.

Seriously!!!

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I think it's kind of fun to call out your ex-boyfriends. Like why do this if you're not gonna take the opportunity to always have the last word. It's so much fun.

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I saw that documentary on Britney Spears, and I feel bad for her—she can't leave her house!

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