Swift said, "I think I should take some time off. I think people might need a break from me. I'm going to... I don't know. Hang out with my friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don't know."
Taylor has made a huge name for herself over the years, but admits that there are some drawbacks. "I'm in the news every single day for multiple different reasons. And it can feel, at times, if you let your anxiety get the better of you, like everybody's waiting for you to really mess up – and then you'll be done."
With the stress, Swift relies on her mom Andrea, who is currently battling cancer. "A lot of the time I need to call my mom and talk for a really long time, just to remind myself of all the things that are great and all the things that matter. If you do something that defines your character to be not what the public thought you were, that's the biggest risk."
Taylor has a close relationship with her mom, but also opened up on her budding friendship with Kanye West, who infamously interrupted her VMAs speech in 2009. He almost pulled the same stunt with Beck at this year's Grammy Awards.
"Me and Kanye are on such good terms now, six years later. It took a while... But I had to tell Beck this story earlier. I was at dinner with Kanye a week after the Grammys, he stops what he's saying and he goes, 'What is this song? I need to listen to this every day.' I said, 'It's Beck, it's on an album called 'Morning Phase,' I think you've heard of it...' We just burst out laughing. And he says, 'Hey, sometimes I'm wrong.'"
NME is just one magazine with Taylor on the cover — she is also gracing the cover of GQ for the first time.