There was a time when Taylor Swift’s squad was almost as imposing as the singer’s massively popular body of work.
Taylor didn’t just “make friends” like us mere mortals, she formed an army to fight alongside her in her most vicious battles, such as her longstanding feud with Katy Perry.
But these days, Taylor has made peace with Katy, and her squad is but a distant memory.
And it’s not as though Swift couldn’t use the support of her once-loyal girl army.
In fact, these days she’s clashing with even bigger foes, and her dispute with Scooter Braun has left the music industry divided.
Tay could use her besties now more than ever.
So what happened?
How did one of the most famous women on the planet find herself essentially friendless (at least in terms of other celebrities)?
Well, according to a new report from Page Six, the unraveling began with the dissolution of Taylor’s friendship with Karlie Kloss.
Karlie married Josh Kushner earlier this year, and Taylor was not in attendance at either of the two wedding ceremonies the couple held.
Even though Taylor and Karlie were self-proclaimed best friends for years, insiders were not surprised by Swift’s absence.
Now, one source claims to know exactly what took place between the former BFFs that caused them to call it quits.
As is so often the case with this sort of thing, the friendship-ending beef started over something trivial.
According to the informant, Karlie used to have her own room inside Taylor’s $47.7 million compound in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood.
Swift reportedly went all out to make Kloss comfortable, even going so far as to stock the room with the model’s favorite foods.
But the cozy situation exploded when Karlie invited friends over without first receiving approval from Taylor.
“Taylor got upset over something crazy and then she just alienated Karlie,” says the source.
The insider sees parallels between the beef with Karlie and Taylor’s current spat with Braun.
Apparently, in both situations, many who are close to the singer were surprised by what they felt was an over-the-top reaction to a largely imagined slight.
In Karlie’s case, she had done nothing but invite a few friends over.
In Scooter’s case, those who are most familiar with the backstory reportedly feel that the music mogul did nothing other than pursue a business deal that Taylor had already passed on.
“She always does the same thing: She trips up when she goes further than she needed to,” says the source.
“She didn’t need to say that she didn’t get told about the deal, when there is clear proof and text messages sent to her.”
Referring to Taylor’s feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the insider adds:
“She did the same thing about the Kim K-and-Kanye row [and then] Kim just published the conversation online.”
Sounds like Taylor remains as drawn to drama as ever before.
Except now, she doesn’t have a crew of loyal supporters to back her up.