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Chantel Brink
Chantel Brink
January 2, 2024 ·  4 min read

Taylor Swift’s Former Class Mate Claims ‘Most People Hated Her’ During High School

Taylor Swift unveiled her 10th studio album, “Midnights,” last week. Prompting fans to scrutinize the lyrics of every song in an attempt to decipher the subjects of her compositions. TikTok user @jessicamclane claims to have attended high school with the 32-year-old artist, affirming what fans suspect, “Everything Ms. Swift does is intentional.”

Jessica went on to explain her relationship with Taylor Swift

Jessica describing going to school with Taylor Swift
Image Credit: @jessicamclane TikTok

I went to the same high school as Taylor Swift; we grew up in the same town,” claimed Jessica McLane in her TikTok video. Contributing to the ongoing speculation among Swifties. McLane began by offering a “blanket apology” for not knowing much about the singer, despite both attending Hendersonville High School in Tennessee and admitted to “just getting into Taylor Swift.”

“In 2006, I’m a freshman in high school. Taylor is, I think, a junior. ‘Teardrops on my Guitar’ had just come out, I think over the summer. Obviously, she got really big, and that’s the year that she left school and got homeschooled.” McLane alleged that when Swift began to achieve “super success,” most of her classmates “hated her.”


She further explained the jealousy circling Taylor Swift

Jessica clarified that those who “hated” her were peers, not random internet users. “She was literally 16, 17, leaving high school to pursue a career that people were telling her that she could never have.” McLane continued. “Also, the guys she was writing these songs about, they were still in school. They were still there. And now they have a hit song about them talking about what a s–tty boyfriend they are,” she laughed.

McLane explained that people spread rumors about how Swift got her start in music, suggesting she bought her fame. “But the fact remains that there were not a lot of people in high school who had nice things to say about her.” She said.

In a follow-up video, McLane stated that “jealousy was definitely a thing” regarding why people didn’t like the pop star. She explained that due to their proximity to Nashville, everyone knew someone in the music industry or at least someone trying to make it. Young people aspiring to make a career out of music were playing in downtown Nashville or local coffee shops and not achieving fame and winning awards.

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When a commenter noted McLane didn’t provide any evidence for her claims, she posted a video displaying her yearbooks

Jessica on Taylor Swift inviting them to the MVAs
Image Credit: @jessicamclane TikTok

She showcased her 2006-2007 yearbook from Henderson High School, her freshman year, and her 2009-2010 yearbook, her senior year. The year she reportedly went to the CMAs. McLane explained that she didn’t show Swift in the yearbook because the then-known star started homeschooling and dropped out before picture day. However, she posted another video showing that she did find the rising pop star in a photo collage.

She added that while she “didn’t know her personally,” she “was friends with people in her class who knew her” and “only saw her once at an after-school select chorus event.” Fast forward to 2009, when McLane was a senior in high school, and the “Fearless” singer invited the entire senior class to the 2009 Country Music Association Awards. “When I found out that we were going, we were all really excited. I mean, who gets invited by Taylor Swift to the CMAs. That’s really cool,” she shared.

But, it was very random. Like, we didn’t know why Taylor Swift was inviting us to the CMAs.”Her performances were incredible,” McLane added. McLane showed off a booklet and her ticket from the CMAs on TikTok as proof to back up her claims.

In 2009, Swift made history at the CMAs as the youngest artist to receive the Entertainer of the Year award at just 19

She also won the titles Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year for “Love Story,” and Album of the Year for “Fearless.” McLane then fast-forwards to 2022 when Swift announces “Midnights,” stating, “It’s gonna be released on Kim Kardashian’s birthday.

That’s when I start realizing Taylor’s a petty b–ch,” she postulates, smiling. She shares that she starts learning about all the other subtle things Swift allegedly has done to get back at those who have done her wrong over the years. For example, Swift’s music video for “Bad Blood” is believed to be about her since-mended fallout with Katy Perry.

Fans will also be the first to admit that they believe a lot of her lyrics are shots aimed at people who did her wrong. Most recently, her song “Vigilante S–t” on the “Midnights” album is reportedly about her old manager Scooter Braun. Who infamously sold her masters for more than $300 million, and his ex-wife Yael Cohen.

“Now she gets the house, gets the kids, gets the pride / Picture me thick as thieves with your ex-wife / And she looks so pretty driving in your Benz / Lately she’s been dressing for revenge,” Swift sings in the song. Seemingly referencing Braun buying a new house after his divorce.

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