Consider Trevor Noah among Taylor Swift’s staunchest advocates.
During his opening monologue at the 66th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Noah addressed the persistent criticism aimed at Swift for her presence on-screen during NFL games. The former host of The Daily Show expressed his frustration with football fans’ complaints about the cameras featuring Swift and playfully mocked the exaggerated reactions she seemed to elicit.
Noah remarked, “I think it’s so unfair how NFL fans have been complaining about the cameras cutting to Taylor Swift. Like, she’s controlling the cameras at the game. Just let her live. Let her live.”
In a light-hearted retaliation on behalf of Swift, Noah pledged to give her a break, stating, “Tonight, on Taylor’s behalf, you know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna give her a break. Every time they mention Taylor Swift, I’m going to get revenge. Every time someone says Taylor Swift, I’m going to cut the cameras to someone who played football. Cut, bam!”
Promptly, the cameras switched to Terry Crews, a former NFL linebacker. Noah playfully quipped, “You like that, Terry Crews? You better fix your face, Terry!”
Noah’s vocal support may provide a boost for the Eras Tour performer, who has faced considerable criticism since her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce became public. On Sunday, Swift, nominated for six Grammys this year, had the chance to make history by becoming the first artist to win Album of the Year four times.
Meanwhile, Kelce remains focused on his preparations for Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11.