That Leaked Taylor Swift Lyric Is Real & Why Is She Singing About Charlie Puth?

Swifties are in full goblin mode after realising that the leaked lyrics from Taylor Swift‘s newest album The Tortured Poets Department were REAL after all. She actually does reference Charlie Puth in one of the songs. What is this alternate universe we’ve stumbled into???

Swift’s highly-anticipated album The Tortured Poets Department just dropped and on the title track, Swift sings the very lyrics that were leaked on X — formerly Twitter — a few days back.

But the lyrics are so bonkers and unexpected that everyone was confused they were fake — including the Swifties at PTV.

ICYMI: in true entertainment chaos fashion, the album allegedly leaked onto the internet prior to its release.

Of the entire glistening album, one lyric in particular sent both Swifties and the general public into hysterics.

In the viral photo of the lyrics, Swift waxed, erm, lyrical about fellow artist Charlie Puth.

In the screenshot, the lyric reads: “You smoked then ate seven bars of chocolate. We declared Charlie Puth should be a bigger artist. I scratch your head, you fall asleep like a tattooed Golden Retriever.”

Ever since the snippet spread across the internet like wildfire, without any hard evidence that it is indeed a real lyric from The Tortured Poets Department, netizens have been sharing their reactions to the random AF name-drop of Mr Pootie Puth.

Although the name drop seemed to come out of nowhere, Swifties have claimed it’s a nod to an inside joke or some Swift lore. However, no one seems to be explaining the damn relation or the backstory as to why she would give Puth a shout-out.

According to Daily Mail, the album was reportedly leaked via a shared Google Drive link which contained the full album.

Naughty naughty!

If you’re left dazed and confused about the mysterious Puth lyric — like me — don’t fret. Everyone is still scrambling to figure it out.

The sultry new project is tipped to be packed to the brim with references to Swift’s relationship and break-up with Joe Alwyn, with some folks speculating that the sound will be a “slutty folklore”. How wild!

It’s now available on Spotify and Apple Music — go have a listen for yourself!

Image source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon