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Taylor Swift hiked backwards to avoid paparazzi

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has shed light on a series of odd photos depicting her walking backwards on a hike in Los Angeles, explaining she was simply trying to avoid the paparazzi.

The Blank Space hitmaker recently raised eyebrows with her strange hiking technique after images surfaced showing her apparently working out by tackling a hiking trail backwards, with a man directing her on where to go.

One fan on Tumblr.com decided to question the singer's thinking by posting one of the photos on the social networking site, captioning it, "Taylor wtf (what the f**k) is happening here im (sic) confused", while another commented, "It's like she's doing that test that police officers do to see if you're drunk or not."

The messages caught Swift's eye and she decided to clear up the speculation by reposting the comments and explaining all on her own Tumblr page this week (begs01Jun15).

She writes, "I saw the guy with the camera and wasn't in the mood so I hiked the whole trail backwards and my security told me when to make turns."

Mocking the paparazzi, she adds, "Ah, the tranquility of the great outdoo-TAYLORCANYOULOOKOVERHEREGIVEUSASMILEAREYOUDAT (sic)."

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