LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift has released her sixth studio album ‘Reputation’ and the physical copies come complete with a heartfelt letter to her fans in which she warns for the ‘’after-effects’’ of social media and admits she has made ‘’mistakes’’.

Taylor Swift has dropped her sixth studio album ‘Reputation’ - and released a heartfelt letter to her fans.

The 27-year-old star’s latest record was released today in the UK, and shortly before midnight in the US, and fans who have purchased a physical copy will have been treated to a note by the star in which she admits her ‘’mistakes’’ have been used against her.

In the note, Taylor discusses her early dealings in the public eye and the highs and lows of fame - which has seen her publicly fall out with some stars and hit back at them in her tracks - and she also hits out at people for ‘’trivialising’’ her songwriting.

She writes: ‘’I’ve been in the public eye since I was 15 years old. On the beautiful, lovely side of that, I’ve been so lucky to make music for a living and look out into crowds of loving, vibrant people. On the other side of the coin, my mistakes have been used against me, my heartbreaks have been used as entertainment, and my songwriting has been trivialized as ‘oversharing’.’’ Taylor also admits she has learned a lot about people recently, including that she only knows her friends in a ‘’certain light’’ and warns supporters about the ‘’after-effects’’ of social media.

She writes: ‘’This is the first generation that will be able to look back on their entire life story documented in pictures on the internet, and together we will all discover the after-effects of that. Ultimately, we post photos online to curate what strangers think of us. But then we wake up, look in the mirror at our faces and see the cracks and scars and blemishes, and cringe.