We thought it was more than a little bizarre when Taylor Swift explained that she never shows off her belly button because she likes to keep an air of mystery about it. But we thought it was even stranger that she posted a bikini photo on Instagram shortly after making her bold style confession. Now, the singer spoke out about why she decided to share the pic, and it actually makes a ton of sense.
“We weren’t going to [post Instagram pics]," Taylor said on BBC Radio 1′s Breakfast Show. "I have a camera that I really love and we were just taking pictures for fun. We spent this whole trip feeling like, ‘This is amazing. We’re so sly. There’s no paparazzi anywhere.’ And I’m always checking. I’m looking a mile away. I know how to spot a lens. I know how to hear the faint clicking sounds a mile away. There was nothing, I swear.”
“Basically, on the last day [of the trip] we see a fishing boat a half a mile away,” she explained. “We were like, ‘That’s a little weird. We’re in the middle of the ocean scuba diving.’ My security gets out binoculars and sees that they have a huge long-lens camera. At which point, we go back to the beach and we realize, ‘Okay so they got pictures of us in our bikinis, like I don’t want them to make like $100,000 for stalking us’… So we’re like, ‘Get up on the bow of the boat, we’re taking better bikini shots, so they don’t make as much money on theirs.’”
That's definitely a great – but super dramatic – reason!
Click through the gallery above to see all the times Taylor cleverly hid her navel, and let us know what you think of her decision to show it off in the comments below.