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Harry Styles Defends Taylor Swift's VMA Jibes: 'She Likes A Joke'

28/08/2013 10:41 BST

Harry Styles has defended his ex Taylor Swift after she appeared to jibe at him on stage at the MTV VMAs on Sunday.

During her acceptance speech after winning Best Female Video for 'I Knew You Were Trouble' - a song which she's previously said was inspired by the One Directioner - she said: "I also want to thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is, because now I got one of these."

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Harry Styles and Taylor Swift

Harry has now spoken about her comments during an interview with Extra, telling them: "It's alright, she likes a joke. I like a joke as much as the next guy, so it's all good."

When asked about being pictured with her at a VMAs after party, he added: "Yeah, I went for a drink with Ed (Sheeran) and some friends. It was good."

Taylor and Harry party togther with Ed Sheeran and DJ Spiky Phil

Harry's bandmates have also spoken about the incident, with Louis Tomlinson joking to Us Weekly: "We were a bit confused. We thought she was actually calling out Niall [Horan], so the whole thing's a bit confusing."

Liam Payne also added: "I just thought it was a bit not needed. I mean, you just won an award. It's like, 'Concentrate on yourself!'"

Taylor also appeared to tell One Direction to 'shut the f**k up' when they appeared on stage, in a video that has since gone viral on the internet.

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