Taylor Swift Has Come Out Of Hiding To Pay Tribute To Russell Westbrook

June 27, 2017 / Posted by:

Taylor Swift has been on a popular girl hiatus for the past few months. Nobody has really heard from her or seen her in public, save for a few grainy pap shots of her boarding a private jet with her latest boyfriend, or her extracting petty revenge on Katy Perry by releasing her entire catalogue on streaming services. Every evil deed requires a kind one to balance everything out, and she recently did a nice one for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook.

While looking like Sandra Bullock auditioning for a Mia Farrow biopic, Taylor filmed a short video in front of a hedge to congratulate Russell on being named the NBA’s 2016-17 MVP. Taylor jokes that she taught Russell how to play basketball and that he was the inspiration for Shake it Off before admitting they have never even met each other.

According to Billboard, Russell is a bit of a Taylor fan. So that makes at least one person who probably wasn’t cringing over Taylor’s attempt at comedy.

BAD BLOOD!!!! @taylorswift .. Banger!!!!!

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That video accomplished two things. One, she got some much-needed attention by surprising one of her fans (very on brand for her). Two, she introduced herself to new wallets…I mean, a new audience. Congrats, Taylor!

Pic: Twitter

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