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Taylor Swift talks Nicki Minaj row in exclusive NME cover interview

Pop star vows to settle disagreements by text in future after Twitter storm

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Taylor Swift will settle any future misunderstandings offline after clashing with Nicki Minaj on Twitter earlier this year, the singer has told NME.

NME spoke to Swift for the exclusive cover feature in this week's magazine (available free in the UK from Friday, October 9), covering topics including her huge success with latest album '1989', her special-guest filled stadium tour, her role in the public eye and her relationships with fellow pop stars.

Swift and Minaj clashed earlier this year after the former mistook rapper Minaj's wide ranging criticism of the MTV VMAs to be specifically about her. Asked about the incident by NME, Swift was reluctant to discuss things further but did explain how she intends to deal with similar conflicts in future.

"I don't want to talk about it," she said. "But I send text messages now. If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone's management, I get their number and I text them. It's an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015."

Swift also spoke about her friendship with Kanye West, and said that while in her company, Kanye revealed himself to be a fan of the Beck album he'd been upset about winning a Grammy Award over Beyonce earlier this year.

"Me and Kanye are on such good terms now, six years later," says Swift. "It took a while... But I had to tell Beck this story earlier. I was at dinner with Kanye a week after the Grammys, he stops what he's saying and he goes, ‘What is this song? I need to listen to this every day.’ I said, ‘It's Beck, it's on an album called 'Morning Phase', I think you've heard of it…’ We just burst out laughing. And he says, ‘Hey, sometimes I'm wrong.’"

Read the full interview and see the brand-new photoshoot in the all-new free NME, available nationwide on October 9 and on NME.com. Find out where you can get your copy from the full list of pick-up points.

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