Dear Taylor Swift: Please get over your long-lost princess act

Taylor Swift couldn’t help herself at the 2012 American Music Awards performance of “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Can we get Taylor Swift a tiara or something, please? This girl is obsessed with princesses and aristocracy, and her 2012 American Music Awards performance was no exception.

Taylor Swift's 2012 American Music Award performance.

Swift’s performance involved lots of men in masks and tuxedos who fawned over her every move on a giant staircase. We get it, Swift, you are just dying to exchange your cowboy boots for Stuart Weitzmans and head to some exclusive party where a guy will sweep you off your feet.

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Swift’s performance included her over-the-top romantic style set to her second single off her Red album, “I Knew You Were Trouble.” She began the song in a beautiful, and I guess you can say “innocent” gown, but halfway through the performance showcased an instant costume change into a red corset dress. I guess she’s trying to symbolically show the drama of the song, right?

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I like Taylor Swift, but her continual need for romance and more important, to be a “princess,” is getting a little old. It seems like every time I see Swift, she’s in some gorgeous dress, fawning over love or lost love. I’d really like to see her get her tiara and maybe change her style a bit, like she did when she finally learned to accept an award without gasping in awe.

*Correction: “I Knew You Were Trouble” is Taylor Swfit’s third single off her album, Red. We mistakenly reported this single as her second single.

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