BLUR frontman Damon Albarn has apologised to pop star Taylor Swift "unreservedly" after claiming that she doesn't write her own songs.

The 53-year-old musician from Colchester made his claim in an interview with the L A Times and doubled down when the interviewer argued she co-wrote some of them.

He said: "That doesn’t count. I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different to writing. I’m not hating on anybody, I’m just saying there’s a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes.

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"Doesn’t mean that the outcome can’t be really great," he added.

Swift responded to this when this was put in a tweet on the LA Times account.

She said: "@DamonAlbarn I was such a big fan of yours until I saw this. I write ALL of my own songs. Your hot take is completely false and SO damaging. You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really f***** up to try and discredit my writing. WOW."

“PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering," she added.

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Later Albarn replied to her tweet apologising for the comment, saying the conversation about songwriting has been "reduced to clickbait".

He wrote: "I totally agree with you. I had a conversation about songwriting and sadly it was reduced to clickbait. I apologise unreservedly and unconditionally.

"The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand."