The 2019 Lesson We Should Learn From Taylor Swift

The 2019 Lesson We Should Learn From Taylor Swift

What her most recent album really has to say

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Taylor Swift has been criticized her whole life for so many things. She's been criticized for having too many boyfriends, for writing too many songs about them, for abandoning the genre of country, for fighting with other celebrities, for trying to avert attention to herself, and so many more things. Taylor Swift's most recent album, Reputation, addressed this. A lot of the people avoided her album after they had listened to her released singles, thinking that her switch in style of music was unpleasing. What the public didn't realize was the fact that Taylor Swift's album Reputation went much deeper than just the music. Recently, Taylor Swift released her Reputation tour documentary on Netflix streaming services. The documentary was basically her live concert in full for people to see.

Taylor Swift's documentary caught the eye of a lot of different people who weren't fans and had the world suddenly finding a deeper meaning to the girl who just "writes songs about her exes".

Swift's whole show focuses on the fact that so many people are have been commenting on her reputation with little no information about her actual personal life. The whole show and album focus on the fact that she wrestled with trying to hard to clean up her reputation until she finally decided that it wasn't going to bother her anymore. She starts her concert with a mashup of different audio clips from different news and celebrity gossip channels talking about her in a negative light and the show ends with a short film with a statement that says, "In the death of her reputation she finally felt alive".

Leaving this concert, I felt like I had something to think about and to reflect on.

This statement alone blows me away. Whether or not you're a Swift fan, I believe that Taylor's message is something very important for us all to hear. How many of us worry about what other people are going to think of us? We don't wear the things we want to wear because we are afraid of getting judged. We don't admit to our music tastes because we are afraid that our "guilty pleasures" are too embarrassing to share. We wear different masks for different people in order to fit in. The pressure to be someone we are not is something that is extremely overwhelming and it often suffocates us, preventing us from obtaining happiness within our own selves.

While some may think that Swift released this stadium tour documentary in order to promote her brand and image, I personally think that Swift timed the release of this documentary before the new year in order to inspire us with a goal for the new year. Swift challenges us in this documentary to leave our worry about our reputations behind and to embrace our true selves. When we abandon our reputations, we find a new found love and confidence in ourselves that we have never been able to find before. Abandoning our reputations allows us to be brave, resilient, strong, and independent. As we start the year of 2019, I encourage you to take the advice that Taylor Swift offers. You never know, you may find yourself happier than you've ever been.

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."
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Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)


When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

















When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."














When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."


















When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

















When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"











When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."















Cover Image Credit: Nicki Minaj

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BLACKPINK Is The Next Biggest K-Pop Sensation

Step aside BTS, a new girl-group is in town.

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BLACKPINK, also known as the new obsession for K-pop fans, have just debuted their first performance on ABC Network's, "Good Morning America."

This Korean K-Pop group is made up of four girls: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. Their name, BLACKPINK, is known to illustrate the different personalities of each member in their group as mentioned through an article by, "Refinery 29," and is defined as being a symbol for meaning that, "pretty isn't everything." They have made their appearances in recent years in other mediums as well, but are also the first girl group that YG entertainment has made in about six years, according to the magazine.

Transcending over 660 million views in their music videos, BLACKPINK shows a variety of choreographies, fashion, charisma, and talented vocals that have made them sky-rocket to success in just three years.

There is no denying that this South Korean group has reached their peak of success in the limited amount of time and as stated through a recent article by, "Billboard," they are said to be one of the, "generation's most followed acts."

Their strong sound and bold music has allowed this girl-group to grab a hit upon the Billboard's Top 100 List.

Surprisingly, this popular girl-group has not even reached a release of 10 songs as mentioned by, "Billboard," but their single, 'DDU-DU DDU DU,' has been their most streamed so far.

These girls not only are considered to be K-pop singing sensations, but are known to let out hints of rap into their music as well.

If you want to be a fan of this group, well don't be afraid of considering yourself a, "Blink," because that is what their fan-club calls themselves.

But, before-hand, try looking at a closer look inside their lives, because not only is this team of girls known for their performances but are also recognized for having their own reality TV show series, "BLACKPINK House," that can easily be found and viewed through YouTube.

So, stand-back K-Pop fanatics, BLACKPINK is about to take over your life.

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