Hayley Williams on reaching out to Taylor Swift over VMAs scandal

Hayley Williams on reaching out to Taylor Swift over VMAs scandal
Hayley Williams on reaching out to Taylor Swift over VMAs scandal

Hayley Williams has recalled contacting Taylor Swift for the primary time, after Swift was criticised on the 2009 VMAs by Kanye West for beating Beyoncé to an award.

The Paramore singer spoke to the group on the opening evening of Swift’s US tour on the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Paramore supported Swift final evening (March 17) and also will carry out tonight (March 18) on the similar venue.

She recounted the pair’s early interactions, explaining that it was Swift’s mom, Andrea, who wished the teenaged stars might type a supportive relationship as a result of each being so younger within the music business.

“I bear in mind feeling like, ‘We’re so little, we’re so younger,’” Williams recalled on stage of the interval within the late ’00s. “I used to be like 18 on the time. And I felt kinda lonely to be that younger and to be doing issues, you recognize, just like the Grammys and all that.

Andrea Swift approached Williams, who now additionally performs solo exterior of Paramore, and gave her her daughter’s cellphone quantity, saying: “She’s simply getting began, she doesn’t actually know anybody. And I really need her to be round folks her age who’re doing the identical factor.”

Williams went on to say that “as a result of I’m just like the shyest freak once I’m not on stage” she didn’t contact Swift for some time.

“I didn’t textual content her till a sure VMAs scandal,” Williams continued, explaining that she did so then as a result of “this individual is actually cool and didn’t deserve that”.

On the 2009 MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards) West stormed the stage when Swift was accepting the award for Greatest Video by a Feminine Artist and instructed her, “I’mma allow you to end, however Beyoncé had the most effective movies of all time! Top-of-the-line movies of all time!”

Williams added: “So round that point is once I bought to know somewhat bit Ms Taylor Swift.

“We’ve bought to look at her trajectory. And I’m certain you recognize this since you’re right here tonight and also you clearly get it, however there are moments once I discuss to people who I’m like, ‘I’m not certain that you simply get how fucking unimaginable this individual is, this artist is.’”

Swift’s ‘Eras’ tour opened final evening with a mammoth 44-song setlist throughout a career-spanning set that lasted simply over three hours – watch footage right here.

The singer carried out a choice of tracks from every of her ten albums, starting with 2019’s ‘Lover’ and adopted by ‘Fearless’, ‘Evermore‘, ‘Status‘, ‘Communicate Now’, ‘Crimson’, ‘Folklore’, ‘1989‘, ‘Taylor Swift’ and eventually ‘Midnights‘.

Swift’s tour has to this point been confirmed for dates within the US this spring and summer time, nevertheless, a notice on her web site says that worldwide dates are nonetheless to be introduced.


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