When Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift announced their initially amicable-seeming breakup, it seemed as though the entertainment world might be spared a messy fallout. But things soured after Harris released a maelstrom of bitter tweets shortly after Swift's new and sudden relationship with Tom Hiddleston became public knowledge. His response pointed toward a more hostile end than was previously projected, and according to the producer, the sudden invasion of his personal life is what pushed him to comment in the first place.

"It's very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly," he said in his cover story for British GQ's October 2016 issue. "The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicized than the relationship itself."

Harris continued, saying he and Swift consciously kept their relationship as low-key as possible while they were dating.

"When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus," he said. "She respected my feelings in that sense. I'm not good at being a celebrity."

Harris then noted that media outlets were more interested in his relationship's end than anything else.

"But when it ended, all hell broke loose," he said, before referencing his own online behavior directly. "Now I see that Twitter thing as a result of me succumbing to pressure. It took me a minute to realize that none of that matters. I'm a positive guy."

"For both of us it was the wrong situation. It clearly wasn't right, so it ended," Harris said diplomatically, before adding an ominous, "but all of the stuff that happened afterwards..."

Read Calvin Harris' full story in the October 2016 issue of British GQ, out now.

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