Calvin Harris appears to have a bad habit: mixing business with pleasure.
The Scottish DJ’s recent split with Taylor Swift came with a little drama this week. Apparently, Swift’s feelings were hurt when Harris said during an interview that he’d never collaborate with her, even though the interview was about a song that she wrote for him under a pseudonym.
And this isn’t the first time Harris has run into trouble with collaborating with a musically inclined partner. When he broke up with Rita Ora, the pair had some disputes of their own over music they’d written or recorded together.
According to Us Weekly, Ora’s second album’s release was delayed because Harris banned her from using tracks he had taken part in recording. Ora claimed that the delay was actually because she’d changed her mind about the “tone” of the album, but fans didn’t really buy it, especially when Ora wasn’t able to perform her collaborative hit “I Will Never Let You Down” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards because Harris wouldn’t consent to it.
In a 2015 interview, Ora even blamed the collaboration for the end of their relationship.
“Everything started to go a bit weird,” she told Marie Claire. “I don’t know if it was because business was mixed with personal or what.”
And now that it’s been confirmed that Swift wrote Harris’ song “This Is What You Came For,” he’s firing back at her on Twitter.
“I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though,” he wrote in a series of tweets. “And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym. Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though.”
He continued, “I figure if you’re happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do. I know you’re off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy [Perry] ETC but I’m not that guy, sorry. I won’t allow it. Please focus on the positive aspects of YOUR life because you’ve earned a great one. God bless everyone have a beautiful day.”