Is Taylor Swift’s Song ‘betty’ Secretly About Karlie Kloss?
Who is the Betty character in Taylor Swift‘s latest release?
After the 30-year-old pop star released her eighth studio album, folklore (released July 24), fans began to wonder what and who her song “betty”—which is written about a girl from the perspective of a male character—was about. The mystery even became a Twitter trending topic on Friday (July 24).
There have been several fan theories about who Betty is and what the song is about.
Some fans noticed that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ children, James and Inez, are named in the song, and theorized that Betty could be the name of the couple’s third child, who was born in 2019.
Other fans believed that the song is about Swift’s friend and rumored former lover, supermodel Karlie Kloss. Over the years, there have been numerous unsubstantiated fan theories that the two previously dated.
However, Swift clarified in a YouTube live chat that “betty” is just a fictional story told from a significant other’s perspective and follows the aftermath from the track “august.”
“There’s a collection of three songs I refer to as the ‘Teenage Love Triangle,'” the “cardigan” singer shared. “These three songs explore a love triangle from all three people’s perspectives at different times in their lives.”
Nevertheless, check out fan reactions to and theories about the meaning of “betty,” below.
| In “Betty" Taylor sings about James and Inez which are the names of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' two oldest daughters.
"You heard the rumors from Inez. You can't believe a word she says… She said James, get in, let's drive. Those days turned into nights.” pic.twitter.com/8xeAEphMZV
— Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftLA) July 24, 2020
When the harmonica starts on "betty" pic.twitter.com/kjPPUBjPxB
— Christian Unkenholz (@chrisunken) July 24, 2020
— ems (@tobettysgarden) July 24, 2020
betty – taylor swift
— (@brochupanties) July 24, 2020
— Isaiah Ramsey (@isaiahgreyy) July 24, 2020
The Betty in question: pic.twitter.com/PHFDB6YKu7
— cam (@cambcummins1) July 24, 2020
taylor when god asks her about betty on judgement day: pic.twitter.com/LK9aGNh234
— #1 big tiddy goddess (@forrestcore) July 24, 2020
The thing i am most proud of in this specific moment is my whole family is singing the words to folklore which is approx 11 hours and 50 minutes old. My dad is whistling Betty as I type. Today is good.
— kathryn gallagher (@kathryng) July 24, 2020
me when taylor said “would you tell me to go fuck myself” in ‘betty’ pic.twitter.com/SXJp1cmlZo
— javier (@juskeepbrethin) July 24, 2020
the key change in betty. retweet if you agree
— folknoah (@noahlevy13) July 24, 2020
i'm about to disagree bUT FUCK YALL BETTY IS REALLY A SAPPHIC LOVESTORY I REST MY CASE pic.twitter.com/CVcQqjfD8O
— rie (@swiftwidcw) July 24, 2020
does she…… yknow….. listen to betty? pic.twitter.com/gZPN2JIIjx
— nezzie ️ betty rights! (@imcalledvanessa) July 24, 2020
— ɱαɾყ Ⴆҽƚԋ (@brunette_reader) July 24, 2020
betty when the cheater showed up at her party pic.twitter.com/3h0OfPw7bS
— vale (@hxrdfeelings) July 24, 2020
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