— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 23, 2015
Let’s do some catch-up on Taylor Swift. There were several stories about her this weekend, including her sold-out concerts at the Staples center in LA. Her friend-collecting truly knows no bounds. Her weekend concerts featured appearances from Mary J. Blige, Sean O’Pry, Chris Rock, Matt LeBlanc, Kobe Bryant, Uzo Aduba and Ryan Tedder. SO MANY FRIENDS. So famous, so popular, so much better than… Katy Perry, amirite? The only one that gave me pause was Kobe Bryant. While Kobe is a God in LA (and he got a great reception from the crowd), do you think it was smart to align herself with Kobe and his issues?
Meanwhile, did you know that Swifty will actually turn down millions of dollars just so she can make babies cry? It’s true.
Taylor Swift proved that she isn’t all about making profits after reportedly turning down the chance to earn $2 million to perform at a wedding. The superstar was allegedly offered a million dollars for each song she chose to perform at a billionaire’s wedding, if she also spent 30 minutes mingling with the bride, the groom and their guests.
However, according to the Sunday Express, Taylor turned down the offer in order to sing for free at the christening of her friend’s baby. The 25-year-old, who has reportedly amassed a £160 million fortune, had understandably chosen to help her close pal Jaime King celebrate the christening of her second child, Leo. Taylor is godmother to the one-month-old tot and she was sure to do her duties and serenade little Leo and all the guests.
A guest told the paper: ‘Taylor arrived with her own music backing tracks and belted out some of her biggest hits, including Love Story, I Knew You Were Trouble and Red. She even rocked little Leo in her arms and hummed a lullaby to him. But he started screaming almost immediately, so she sheepishly handed him back to his mom.’
Actress Jaime, 36, and her husband, Hollywood screenwriter and director Kyle Newman, 39, were described as being ‘deliriously happy’ about Taylor’s ‘sweet gesture’.
The insider continued: ‘You have to admire her for putting friendship ahead of financial considerations. She said no to a small fortune so she could bring happiness to a good friend.’
Well, how would it look if she chose money before the squad? In all honesty, she did the right thing – I could see missing a christening or baptism if you were just a guest, but Swifty is the godmother. She really did need to be there. Even if little Leo loathes the sound of her voice.
Swifty also posted this preview of her new music video for “Wildest Dreams,” which will debut on Sunday.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 24, 2015
Photos courtesy of Swifty’s social media, WENN.