Harry Styles sings, "And if you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about / Baby, I’m perfect.” Could he be referencing a pop superstar notorious for baking her ex-boyfriends into her albums (including her biggest record, 1989)?
Another line reads, “And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out," an obvious nod to paparazzi. For a while there, it was assumed that Harry and Tay's relationship was something created for press: He was the biggest name in teen pop, she was a country starlet looking to crossover. We like to think it was genuine, but it definitely had some lucrative advantages.
The boys address another line in "Perfect" to a mystery woman: “And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce…” That reads a lot like Taylor's "Flew me to places I'd never been..." line in "I Knew You Were Trouble."
Another line, "If you like having secret little rendezvous..." To us, it's a suspiciously similar reference to a Taylor Swift lyric in "Out of the Woods." She croons, "Remember when you hit the brakes too soon? / Twenty stitches in the hospital room / And you started crying, baby I did too," referring to a secret snowmobile trip the pair reportedly took when they were dating.
As his album is certified double platinum (the first album to do so 2017!), a "forever grateful" Kendrick Lamar sends some love to his fans on Instagram, posting: These murals forever belong to my fans. You've always taken my words above and beyond. Around the world and back again. With trust. I am forever grateful. 2x