Wasn’t this the girl that had sworn to US magazine Lucky that she would never, ever show the world her belly button? Had Swifty suddenly changed her mind and decided a bit of ab-flashing was in order?
Well, not exactly. Because in a new interview on BBC Radio 1, the 25-year-old Blank Space singer has confessed the real reason why she decided to post the picture.
‘My security gets out the binoculars and sees that they [the photographers] have a huge, long lens camera’, Taylor revealed. ‘At which point, we go back to the beach and realise, “OK, so they got pictures of us in our bikinis.” I don’t want them to make, like, $100,000 for a bikini shot.’
‘So we’re like, “Get up on the bow of the boat: We’re taking better bikini shots so that they don’t make as much money on theirs”‘, she added. Genius! Paps – 0. Taylor – 1.
So it turns out Swifty not only looks amazing in a bikini, but she’s also definitely not one to be crossed. We always knew the sugary sweet songstress had a cunning side…