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Taylor Swift Declines Meghan Markle’s Podcast Invitation Amidst Spotify And Netflix Woes

Pop diva Taylor Swift snubs Meghan Markle's podcast invite as Spotify and Netflix express concerns over the couple's productivity
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Pop diva Taylor Swift declined an invitation to appear on Meghan Markle’s now-canceled podcast, even after receiving a letter from the Duchess of Sussex herself.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – MAY 27: Taylor Swift performs onstage during “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at MetLife Stadium on May 27, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by KEVIN MAZUR/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management) 


Meghan wrote a personal letter asking Swift to come on the podcast at some point, but the singer declined through a representative, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. 

Following the announcement of a second season of the podcast earlier in June, Spotify and Meghan could not reach an agreement on its launch, and the snub from Swift added another layer to the situation.


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 25:  Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City.  (Photo by NDZ/Star Max/GC Images) 

Spotify had shelled out $20 million for one season of Meghan’s podcast “Archetypes.” Meghan’s 12-episode podcast included notable guests, such as Serena WilliamsMariah Carey and Paris Hilton. 

The outlet also reported that Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, have struggled to successfully produce shows and content for Netflix from their production company Archewell.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported that Spotify and Netflix had expressed concerns about the perceived lack of productivity from the couple.

The sources told the Wall Street Journal that Netflix doesn’t plan to renew Harry and Meghan’s deal, which runs through 2025.


Office workers in London, watching the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix. Harry & Meghan – a six-part docuseries – dropped on the streaming giant at 8am in the UK on Thursday, with the royal family steeling themselves for the revelations in the first three episodes. Picture date: Thursday December 8, 2022. (Photo by JONATHAN BRADY/PA Images via Getty Images) 

On the other hand, with a massively successful tour and multiple singles charting on the Billboard Hot 100, Swift continues to see her career soar. The artist also recently moved up Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women list, surpassing Madonna. Swift currently holds the 34th position on the list of self-made women, amassing a wealth of $740 million. This figure represents a significant surge from her wealth valuation of $570 million in 2022.



Produced in association with Benzinga

Edited by Kyana Jeanin Rubinfeld and Jessi Rexroad Shull

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