Taylor Swift Explains Why She Finally Decided To Show Her Belly Button

The more you know.

Taylor Swift, once thought to be the female version of notable belly button-less TV character Kyle XY, has finally gifted the public with the answer to one of the world's oldest, most puzzling questions: what is the meaning of life? LOL, JK, she actually just told BBC Radio 1 the reason why she decided to #freethebellybutton on her jealousy-inducing Hawaiian vacay with Haim last month, and, as expected, the answer is pretty badass.

In the interview, the "Style" singer and paper airplane necklace connoisseur revealed that we can all thank some pesky paparazzi for the belly button shot.

"My security gets out binoculars and sees [the paparazzi on the boat] have a huge long-lens camera," she spilled. "At which point, we go back to the beach and we realize, ‘OK, so they got pictures of us in our bikinis, like I don’t want them to make like $100,000 for stalking us.'"

Taylor Swift: 1. Gross, Privacy-Invading Paparazzi: 0.

In case you forgot, Tay-Tay once famously told Lucky magazine, "I don’t like showing my belly button. When you start showing your belly button then you’re really committing to the midriff thing. I only partially commit to the midriff thing—you’re only seeing lower rib cage. I don’t want people to know if I have one or not.”

Midriff or no midriff, belly button or no belly button, I think we can all agree Taylor has been looking especially A+ lately. Also, we should all probably agree not to stalk her on the high seas, OK? OK.