Accessories for Taylor Swift's Grammys outfit included a black lace folding fan that pointed back to her Reputation era's aesthetic. Beyond keeping her cool, the fan might've been used to cool off any lip-reading attempts.
As one Swiftie on Twitter observed, Swift was shown during CBS' broadcast using the fan to block her mouth during at least one conversation with producer Jack Antonoff.
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) February 5, 2024
The move follows a couple of noteworthy occasions where lip readers tried to decipher the inaudible words of Swift on live television. During the Golden Globe Awards in January, a chat between Swift, Selena Gomez and Keleigh Teller got interpreted by some as gossip about Timothee Chalamet and Kylie Jenner. (Gomez denied that she was speaking about Chalamet and Jenner.)
During the Kansas City Chiefs AFC championship-clinching win the prior Sunday (Jan. 28), many believed that Swift said "go away, please" in reaction to CBS' camera crew focusing on her during a Grammys promo.
Swift will appear on CBS again this Sunday if her concert bookings in Tokyo doesn't keep her from attending the Super Bowl. Swift's boyfriend Travis Kelce will lead the Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers.
Swift did make one thing very public during her Best Pop Vocal Album acceptance speech. That's when she revealed the title and release date of her next album. The Tortured Poets Department will be out on April 19.
Many expected the news to regard a Taylor's Version of Reputation— a hunch further fueled by Swift's outfit.
Swift won the evening's top prize, Album of the Year, for her most recent LP of all fresh material, 2022's Midnights. The victory made Swift the first artist to win Album of the Year four times. She previously won for Fearless (2010), 1989 (2016) and Folklore (2021). Before Sunday, Swift was tied for the most with three icons with three career wins in the category: Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.
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