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Taylor Swift‘s upcoming album, Reputation, was reportedly played over the weekend in a U.K. record store—six days ahead of its Friday release date. Now her fans are going to war over it.
An HMV record store in Birmingham reportedly played the album on Saturday for its unsuspecting shoppers. Since the reported leak, a tracklist circulating the internet reveals the 15-song album, with apparent features from Ed Sheeran and Future.
The “Swifties” have been waiting three long years for Swift to release another album since 2014’s 1989. Their anticipation has been building since Swift released “Look What You Made Me Do” in August and announced her album with a new bad-girl image. Reputation is Swift’s sixth studio album.
The “Has it Leaked?” official Twitter account also posted the tracklist and was met with upset Swifties, demanding the tweet be taken down out of respect for the artist.
Delete this please— ✿ (@SUNSETNDVlNE) November 6, 2017
Because fake or not it’s disrespectful to the artist and those who made it. It’s out in 4 days, y’all can wait— you’re Katie, right? (@kat13lovestay) November 6, 2017
she said she didn't want the tracklist to be out because then it's easier for hackers to find and leak the material. please, delete.— PRAY IT SELLS 1.3M (@BurningRedLips) November 6, 2017
One fan even called the record store to confirm the leak and has been relentlessly working on Twitter to defend Swift and explain to non-Swifties the severity of the leak.
‼️HELP‼️JUST CALLED BIRMINGHAM HMV & THEY HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THEY HAVE PLAYED THE ALBUM TODAY. SHE ASKED ME WHY I WAS CALLING. I SAID THAT IT ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYED UNTIL IT IS RELEASED, & WAS QUERYING WHY THEY WEREN'T FOLLOWING ORDERS FROM @taylorswift AND HER TEAM.— Lara Disco (@lara_disco) November 4, 2017
SHE WAS LIKE YEAH WE'VE PLAYED IT BUT YOU CANT BUY IT UNTIL NEXT WEEK. I WAS LIKE I KNOW THAT! YOU SHOULDNT BE PLAYING IT UNTIL IT IS RELEASED, BUT SHE SAID SHE HAD NO INSTRUCTION TO NOT PLAY IT, AND THEN QUESTIONED WHO I WAS, AND WHY I CARED— Lara Disco (@lara_disco) November 4, 2017
PLEASE STOP TWEETING INFORMATION ABOUT REPUTATION— Lara Disco (@lara_disco) November 4, 2017
Other Swifties also did not take this news well and were upset with the apparent leak. The Birmingham Mail reported that some fans have even made death threats to Birmingham HMV. (The record store has not confirmed or denied reports.)
S— tommy swift (@Shakenswift) November 7, 2017
Swift has not commented on the apparent album leak.
H/T Birmingham Mail
Brianna Stone is a reporter and digital producer. Her work has been published by the Austin American-Statesman, the Daily Dot, and USA Today.