There's no need to question which end of the Twitter drama The Vamps' James McVey is siding with: He's made his stance crystal clear and there's no denying he's on #TeamTaylor.
Ready for a brief recap? Zayn Malik set Twitter ablaze when he retweeted a rather rude tweet that praised Miley Cyrus for her carefree "I've already made my money" attitude and dissed Taylor Swift for her feud with Spotify and her well-known stance on how listeners should pay for music.
You'll remember Taylor's current beau Calvin Harris was quick to set the record straight and call Zayn out. And while the "How Deep Is Your Love" artist seemingly attempted to take the high road and end things on a positive note (by praising Zayn's voice and wishing him the best of luck, "genuinely"), it's not over yet. James still has feelings about this whole feud and he's not keeping them to himself. (Not to mention, Zayn's former bandmate Louis Tomlinson also sided with Tay and Calvin.)
Starting yesterday afternoon, James launched a slew of tweets that intricately described his personal struggles at the beginning of his music career.
I remember busking on the streets of Wimborne age 14 in December hoping somebody in the music industry would see me and give me a chance..— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) August 17, 2015
In another, James indirectly takes a jab at Miley, whose quote from Zayn's initial retweet said, "I've made my money. If no one buys my album, cool. It's fine. I've got a house and I've got dogs that I love. I don't need anything else."
Sure, artists who have 'made it' and are 'happy' may be fine with giving away music for free. But they either don't remember...— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) August 17, 2015
"It is people like @taylorswift who knows how I felt then," he continued. "It's not about houses, dogs or cats..."
Had to support my passion. It is people like @taylorswift13 who knows how I felt then. It's not about houses, dogs or cats when making..— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) August 17, 2015
James ended his 11-tweet-long rant by saying, "15 year old me (sic) would have thanked Taylor Swift today for making a stand and speaking out for unsigned artists."
15 year old me would have thanked Taylor Swift today for making a stand and speaking out for unsigned artists.— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) August 17, 2015
We have to admit, we're relatively shocked that James decided to jump into the very heated Twitter convo, but you know what? We're so happy he did! It's great to see James standing up for Taylor Swift, especially because he understands what she's trying to do for musicians.
What do you think? If you had to pick a side, would you go with Zayn and Miley or Taylor, Calvin, Louis and James? Let us know your thoughts on James defending Taylor by commenting below!