Behind-the-scenes footage showed Leto listening to ‘1989’ for inspiration, and had a few choice words for Swift.


UPDATE: Leto apologized for his remarks, saying “The truth is I think @taylorswift13 is amazing + an incredible example of what’s possible. If I hurt her or her fans my sincerest apologies.”

The story below originally appeared on Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. PST:

Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto is digging Taylor Swift’s album, though he doesn’t give a f**k about her.

His words, not ours.

Leto was caught on tape listening to a couple of songs off Swift’s seven-time Grammy nominated 1989 album in an L.A. studio a couple of months ago, and though he immediately wanted to skip past “Welcome To New York” (don’t we all), he did have praise for “Blank Space” and “Style.” He referred to the latter as “an interesting little pop song.”

We imagine he’s literally never heard the record before, considering he, too, fell into the “Starbucks lover” trap. Watch below:

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