Taylor Swift likes being famous because she can buy other people coffee.

The 'Love Story' singer insists she loves sharing her good fortune with other people, and particularly loves surprising strangers with her generosity.

She said: "Now I'm in a better position to be a bigger tipper when I'm out at a restaurant. People don't expect it and you can make their day.

"I like going through a Starbucks drive-through and paying for the person behind, just because it's nice."

Despite her fame, the 19-year-old singer insists she is still careful with her money and takes advice from her father on how to invest and save.

She added to Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "I think it's crazy as a star that you get free stuff when you can afford it.

"I don't spend a lot of money. My dad is a financial advisor and has given me a lot of advice."

Meanwhile, Taylor insists she has forgiven Kanye West for invading the stage during her acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

She said: "I've forgiven him as I don't want to start anything. I'd never met Kanye before, and was a fan."

Kanye - who took to the stage to insist Beyonce Knowles should have won - has since apologised for his actions.

He said: "That was Taylor's moment and I had no right in anyway to take it from her. I am truly sorry."