Carly Simon Finally Reveals the Asshole Behind 'You're So Vain'

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Carly Simon’s unveiled the mysterious source of her infamous song, “You’re So Vain”—well, a part of it. So who’s the jerk she’s singing about?

After playing coy for 44 years about the song’s megalomaniac, Simon said the second verse is about Warren Beatty, according to People. Yes, Dick Tracy star and Madonna’s sarcastic ex-boyfriend who was immortalized in Truth or Dare is the jerk in the song. But what about the other verses, who are they about? Carly doesn’t think she’ll tell.

Probably, if we were sitting over at dinner and I said: ‘remember that time you walked into the party and ... “ she says. “I don’t know if I’ll do it. I never thought I would admit that it was more than one person!”


Still, it’s fun to assume the other jerks are Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, Jack Nicholson or Cat Stevens, though it’s tough to see Cat Stevens being an asshole.

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I just made a “fuck you” playlist in Spotify. This is a perfect addition! Others???