Taylor Swift came up with a reference to a favorite moment in pop culture history after she was interrupted by fans during a recent Erasure Tour concert.
During her most recent stop in Mexico City on Monday (28 August), the “Cruel Summer” singer, 33, sat down at her piano, ready to begin her rendition of “Champagne Problems” as fans chanted her name Stopped her.
In the video of the moment circulating on social media, Taylor Swift can be heard saying to the crowd: “It’s the best way to be interrupted, by the way, just people chanting your name. It’s really the only way to be interrupted… and I would know.”
Taylor Swift’s comment is likely a reference to the time Kanye West ran on stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and snatched the microphone from her when she was giving her acceptance speech for Best Video by a Female Artist.
The now 12-time Grammy winner won the category for her hit “You Belong With Me.”
The rapper made the announcement before leaving Taylor Swift speechless “I’m really happy for you – I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!”
The moment went on to inspire popular memes as well as a years-long feud between the two artists. In 2020, the “All Falls Down” rapper addressed the incident, saying that he broke up Swift’s speech because God told him to do so.
West explained, “Right now, God is giving me the information and he ain’t gave me no other information other than this information, so that means he wants me to say this now,”.
“If God ain’t want me to run on stage and say Beyoncé had the best video, he wouldn’t have sat me in the front row. This isn’t the first time Swift appeared to joke about the incident on her Eras Tour”.
During an earlier stop in July, when Swift was performing “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” the “Anti-Hero” singer laughed while singing the line: “This is for you, ’cause Sorry is a good thing to do.
Taylor Swift paused the song, saying, “I can’t even say it with a straight face.”