Recent reports suggested Taylor was a creative force behind the DJ's latest hit, and on Wednesday the ongoing rumours set off a social media buzz when sources revealed she had come up with the track while dating Calvin, and even recorded an early demo on her phone.
According to TMZ, the former couple decided to keep her role under wraps amid fears it would overshadow the song's release, and the Scottish producer invited his frequent collaborator Rihanna to record the vocals, while Taylor kept the publishing rights under a pseudonym, Nils Sjoberg.
However, Taylor and Calvin's romance allegedly began unravelling on the day of the single's release on 29 April, 2016 after the DJ told radio host Ryan Seacrest he couldn't see the pair collaborating anytime soon. The denial is said to have been the "breaking point in the relationship", and the pair split in late May, 2016. Read more: Calvin Harris ‘hurt by Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s romance’ A representative from Swift's management team has since confirmed the Shake It Off hitmaker penned the track, and the comment has prompted Calvin, real name Adam Wiles, to speak out about his ex's involvement, insisting he wasn't the one who wanted to keep her contributions a secret. He took to Twitter.com on Wednesday to share a link to an article about the Swift statement, and began by praising the 26-year-old for her work.
I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though ? — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
Please focus on the positive aspects of YOUR life because you've earned a great one — Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
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