Apparently, according to TheNewsNerd, Pop singer Taylor Swift has a strong case of “Negrophobia”. She is said to have revealed that she has an extreme fear of black people. A source close to the 24-year-old singer said she has been seeking counseling for the condition with the hope that she recovers from it.
The source stated Swift has always had a slight fear of black people, but it reached its pinnacle after her run-in with Kanye West in 2009. When Kanye West rushed the stage during her acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, she believed she was going to be attacked. Though Kanye did not inflict any physical pain on her, the ordeal left her with an emotional scar that festered into a fear of being accosted by black men.
Taylor Swift has taken the stage with various rappers since the ordeal with Kanye, such as T.I. and B.o.B., but that fear remained present. Swift said the condition has grown and is beginning to affect her financially and emotionally.
The source who revealed the news stated, “Taylor is a very good girl and one of the kindest people you will ever meet. Kanye really did a number on her emotionally, but she is still working hard to recover. She breaks out into a nervous sweat and has trouble breathing whenever there is a black man around. This is a medical condition and has nothing to do with hate for anyone. Taylor loves everyone. I actually told her that the best way to get over it is to take one into your bed. I too had a fear of black men, but now they are all I date. That old saying is true, ‘once you go black, you never go back.’”
“Taylor will be fine, she just needs to jump back on that horse,” she said while laughing.
Taylor Swift could be suffering from Negrophobia, which Google defines as an intense fear of black people. In Taylor’s case however, the fear only extends to men. There is no known cure.
The country crooner last released Red on October 22, 2012. The album debuted at number one after selling an astounding 1.28 million copies in the first week of release. The debut became the biggest opening for a female since Britney Spears’ ‘Oops … I did it Again’ in 2000. The album also spent a total of 16 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart.