Taylor Swift has defended Paul McCartney from detractors, adding that she is a huge fan of his music.

"I really like it when you go and see a show and you want to hear the songs that you loved, " says Swift in the Time 100 survey, as reported by Billboard

"You want all that old, iconic, classic stuff. I like it when a performer knows that and will give that to their fans, rather than being like, ‘No, I’m only playing this new project.’ I think that you got to be respectful of what people want, and I just think that’s really cool."

"I also really like his new music too," Swift said. "He’s still got it. Really love Paul McCartney."

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McCartney recently revealed in a BBC interview that the song Who Cares? from his latest album, Egypt Station, was prompted by the younger singer's pop icon status.

"I was actually thinking about Taylor Swift and her relationship to her young fans and how it’s sort of a sisterly thing," said the ex-Beatle. 

"And I was imagining talking to one of these young fans and saying, ‘Have you ever been bullied? Do you get bullied?’ Then I say, ‘Who cares about the idiots? Who cares about all this? Who cares about you? Well… I do.'"

The video accompanying the song was intended to assist victims of bullying.

29-year old Swift recently said that she regards her song-writing as 'protective armour.'

Paul McCartney: inspired by Taylor Swift who loves his stuff