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Theo Wenner

Taylor Swift talks about her Rhode Island home in the new issue of Rolling Stone. In the cover story by contributing editor Josh Eells, the pop singer discusses the bad local press she received in January when she hired a crew to repair a sea wall on her property. At the time, a columnist at the Day of New London, Conn., questioned why Swift was doing so much work on her land. “Not only is the Swift contractor plucking and moving around big ocean boulders, but they have added a whole new line of rock sea wall on what had previously been a public beach, at a location that appears to be below mean high tide,” David Collins wrote. (The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council was quick to defend Swift and explained that her project was approved maintenance.) Swift says in the Rolling Stone story, “There will always be people who grumble about things. But when they saw what it looked like when it was finished — it looked so much nicer! The other wall had all this graffiti on it — it looked old, and not in a good way. But it was a problem, so I fixed it. Nothing has changed about anyone’s beach experience, except that now my house won’t fall on them. So, you know. Sorry not sorry.”