[artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] lives by the age-old rule "Write what you know." When she performed on the VMAs earlier this month, she stayed true to that mantra with her ballad "Innocent," which is presumably about her run-in with Kanye West at the 2009 VMAs. But in case you're wondering, Swift is totally over it.
"For me, I felt like performing VMAs was the best way to go out there and sing how I was actually feeling. Being there really helped put all that behind me," she explained to Fox News, adding that she doesn't feel like she's a victim to the trappings of fame. "There's nothing that hard about [being famous]. It's not that tough. I'm not complaining."
Now, Swift is focused on her next album, the highly anticipated Speak Now, which she has said is made entirely of songs about her life. "I've written all the songs on it about things that have happened over the last two years, and a lot has happened over the last two years. It's been every eventful, a lot of adventures and misadventures," the Grammy winner explained. "I have a lot of fun doing this and getting to write songs about what happens in my life, but putting it all out there in your music — all the details — you're taking a chance with that because you are very vulnerable."
As evidenced by the album's lead single, "Mine," the 21-year-old Swift is still trying to figure out that whole love game. "Naturally, I want to write songs about love and relationships because I find it all very confusing," she said. "[When I meet someone new] I live somewhere between hope and fear. Hope that this time it could be different, and fear that it will turn out like it has before."