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    Taylor Swift Just Expertly Trolled People Who Think Country Artists Can't Go Pop And, Yeah, This Is A Mic Drop

    LET'S GO, GIRLS.

    Taylor Swift — country-pop music legend, new TikTok user — has been in the music game a long time!

    Taylor Swift
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    And she's no doubt heard her share of outdated advice, not to mention an avalanche of h8ters band-splaining to her why she should stay in one music lane.

    Taylor Swift
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    Posting to TikTok, Taylor made a video captioned "Country Girls Can't Go Pop," an expert troll, IMO. Then, she shared images of her idol/country-pop trailblazer Shania Twain, aka a perfect example of country girls ABSOLUTELY going pop.

    @taylorswift

    Learned from the best 💁‍♀️ #mamasaid #swifttok @shaniatwain 📷: Getty Images by Jeff Kravitz and Denise Truscello

    ♬ Mama Said - Lukas Graham

    Even better, Shania made her own video paying homage to HER country-gone-pop idol, Dolly Parton!

    @shaniatwain

    Thank you @taylorswift ❤️ I appreciate you! Paying this one forward to another trailblazer 😘 #DollyParton #MamaSaid #letsgogirls

    ♬ Mama Said - Lukas Graham

    "Thank you, @taylor swift!" Shania wrote. "I appreciate you! Paying this one forward to another trailblazer #DollyParton #MamaSaid # LetsGoGirls."

    THEN, Taylor dueted Shania's video with the most adorable response: "I have ceased to be a person anymore I have exploded into a cloud of confetti hearts."

    @taylorswift

    #duet with @shaniatwain I have ceased to be a person anymore I have exploded into a cloud of confetti hearts

    ♬ Mama Said - Lukas Graham

    "Queens of my heart," Taylor called Shania and Dolly.

    Back in 2014, Taylor talked to Ryan Seacrest about merging into the pop world on her 2012 album, Red, saying, "The best choices are bold choices. With my last album Red, I kind of had one foot in pop and one foot in country, and that’s really no way to walk and get anywhere."

    Taylor Swift
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    She added, "If you want to continue to evolve, I think eventually you have to pick a lane, and I just picked the one that felt more natural to me at this point in my life."

    And in 2019, she told Billboard: "Crossing over to pop is a completely different world. Country music is a real community, and in pop I didn’t see that community as much. Now there is a bit of one between the girls in pop — we all have each other's numbers and text each other — but when I first started out in pop it was very much you versus you versus you."

    Taylor Swift
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    Anyway, in conclusion: LET'S GO, GIRLS.

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