To be fair, Taylor, along with a gang of other chart-toppers like Adele, Kacey Musgraves and Miguel, were invited to the event, which is a black-tie dinner devoted to her fellow creatives and purposely excluding entourage members like publicists, managers and press.
"Artists are always looking for a way to connect with each other, but we don't get that authentic connection because we’re either being pulled or pushed, the pop star told the New York Times.
Asked why publicists and managers aren't invited, Katy stressed the importance of the evening, saying, "They are not creators. They’re important to the creation, but it’s only artists, producers and songwriters. There’s a press opportunity in the front, like a red carpet, but if you want to be more low-key you can arrive via garage. I’m trying to keep it as pure as possible because in the eight years that I’ve been going to these things, I am just always so exhausted."
And if you're wondering what's the latest on new KP music, the pop star said that she's in "the research and development phase" of the process. "I've been going at it for eight or nine years in the spotlight, and then before that there’s that decade of hustle that never gets recognized but still shows up in your wrinkles," she said. "So right now I’m taking a little time. I don’t want to jump on any trends. I just need to evolve."
That's fair enough. 💁
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