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Remember All Those Other Times Taylor Swift Tried To Rap?

From duetting with T-Pain to covering Nicki Minaj, these are the moments she maybe hopes you don't remember.

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Maybe you've heard! Taylor Swift has a new single called "Shake It Off." It's taken from her upcoming "pop" album, 1989, and it has a video:

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Co-written by Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback, the song's also got a brief spoken interlude, followed by a bridge where Swift raps:

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"My ex-man bought his new girlfriend / She’s like 'Oh my God', but I’m just gonna shake it," Swift says. "And to the fella over there with the hella good hair / Won’t you come on over, baby, we can shake, shake, shake."

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To some, this came as a surprise:

DID I JUST SEE TAYLOR SWIFT RAP

LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT IS THE RAP VERSION OF MILEY CYRUS

King James@BryceFanger

LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT IS THE RAP VERSION OF MILEY CYRUS

3:02 PM - 17 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Which came off, to some others, as "doing rap hands."

Taylor Swift doing rap hands? Why, Lord? *closes tab*

Paul McGee@Paul_McGee

Taylor Swift doing rap hands? Why, Lord? *closes tab*

6:04 PM - 18 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What I think I look like vs what I actually look like when I listen to Chief Keef & throw gang signs in my cubicle

CONTENT REZNOR@BauceSauce

What I think I look like vs what I actually look like when I listen to Chief Keef & throw gang signs in my cubicle

5:49 PM - 18 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But this isn't the first time Swift has dabbled in rap, or rap culture. Back in 2009, she and T-Pain made a comedy video called "Thug Story" for the CMT Awards.

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Here's the whole thing:

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Swift tried rapping again in 2011, when she was coaxed into doing a verse from Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" by a Nashville radio jock.

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"I'm not gonna do it right now. That's for the car, just picture it," Taylor said to the host, before launching tentatively into the verse, which Selena Gomez had expertly performed several weeks earlier.

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