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Reba McEntire: 'I didn't call Taylor Swift a brat'

Reba McEntire has denied calling Taylor Swift an “entitled little brat”.

The country music star hit back at claims she had criticised Swift for failing to show respect during her performance of the US National Anthem at the Super Bowl last month.

A Facebook page titled America Loves Liberty had alleged McEntire was left fuming when she spotted Swift on the big screen “laughing and drinking” during her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

The 68-year-old music legend took to social media over the weekend to set the record straight and slam the vicious gossip.

Sharing a screenshot of the post, McEntire commented on her Instagram account on Saturday: "Please don’t believe everything you see on the Internet. I did not say this.

"Taylor is a wonderful artist, strong role model and has done so much good for so many people and the music industry,” she added.

America Loves Liberty posted the allegations earlier this week, claiming McEntire was “disappointed” by Swift’s behaviour and had branded her an “entitled little brat”.

Swift watched the Super Bowl from a VIP box alongside famous friends including Blake Lively.

The Cruel Summer singer was there supporting her boyfriend Travis Kelce as he played for the Kansas City Chiefs in the final against the San Francisco 49ers.

In October last year McEntire joked she was “so mad” at Swift for dating Kelce as she was a big fan of the handsome American football star.

"Oh, my gosh, I am so mad at her because I had a crush on him (Travis)," the Fancy singer quipped to Today.com. "Now I can't have a crush anymore because he's dating her."

McEntire has been in a relationship with CSI: Miami actor Rex Linn since early 2020.