Taylor Swift is prepared to return to December with ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner — by having him star in her “I Can See You” music video.
The Grammy-winning songstress, 33, debuted the music video throughout her Friday, July 7, Eras Tour cease in Kansas Metropolis a number of hours earlier than it dropped on YouTube. Within the footage, Swift — wearing her Communicate Now period, full with the “Lengthy Dwell” lyrics written on her arm — is locked in a financial institution vault, determined to flee. Lautner, 31, Joey King and Presley Money, for his or her elements, are tasked with breaking her out.
“I wrote this video remedy over a yr in the past and actually wished to play out symbolically the way it’s felt for me to have the followers serving to me reclaim my music,” Swift wrote by way of Instagram afterward Friday night. “I had my coronary heart set on @joeyking, @taylorlautner and @helloimpresleycash starring in it. Joey and Presley had been within the video for ‘Imply’ after they had been 9 and 13 and they’re again and so ridiculously unhealthy ass!! Taytay is INCREDIBLE on this (didn’t have a stunt double!) and shout out to [his wife, Taylor Dome] for being so superior to hold with on set. The Story of three Taylors 😆.”
After Swift premiered the video for Arrowhead Stadium concertgoers, she invited the solid onstage. The Twilight star, who dated Swift between August and December 2009, did a backflip down the catwalk after the “Pricey John” songstress referred to as his title.
“He was a really optimistic drive in my life once I was making the Communicate Now album and I wish to say he did each single stunt that you simply noticed in that music video,” Swift — who referred to Lautner as “TayTay” in her introduction — gushed throughout the live performance, per social media footage. “He and his spouse have turn into a few of my closest associates and it’s very handy as a result of all of us share the identical first title.”
Lautner — who married Dome, 26, in November 2022 — beamed over Swift’s heartfelt tribute, noting he respects her “a lot.” He added: “Not only for the singer you might be, the songwriter, the performer, however actually for the human you might be. You might be gracious, humble, variety and I’m honored to know you.”
Swift and Lautner had been first linked after enjoying teenage lovers in 2010’s Valentine’s Day. Amid their early romance, the Michigan native was front-and-center when Swift gained a Video Music Award in 2009 earlier than her second was overshadowed by Kanye West proclaiming that Beyoncé ought to have gained the trophy as a substitute.
“Yeah [we had just gone public] and I introduced the award to her, so I gave her the award [and] I took 5 steps again and was standing 5 toes behind her,” Lautner recalled throughout a February episode of his “The Squeeze” podcast. “In the midst of giving her thank-you speech, Kanye jumps up onto the stage. I can barely hear it. I can’t see them. I’m simply assuming that this complete factor was a practiced and rehearsed skit as a result of why else would Kanye West be leaping up on the stage, interrupting Taylor Swift? It simply didn’t make sense.”
He continued on the time: “He jumped off, she completed [and] the second she turned again round and I noticed her face for the primary time, I used to be like, ‘Oh. No, that wasn’t good.’”
West, 46, ultimately apologized for his actions and Swift took inspiration from the incident whereas writing Communicate Now. Her observe “Harmless,” which is featured on the rerecorded album, was penned in regards to the second and the rapper’s apology.
Swift’s Friday present coincided with the discharge of her rerecorded Communicate Now album, which is the sixth LP that she now owns. To rejoice, Kansas Metropolis Swifties had been handled to a number of surprises, together with brand-new, purple (to match the period) outfits and shock songs off the album. Swift sang “When Emma Falls in Love (From the Vault)” and “By no means Develop Up” throughout the acoustic units, shortly after including “Lengthy Dwell” to the Communicate Now part. Whereas performing “Lengthy Dwell,” she strummed the melody on the identical koi fish-decorated, blue guitar that she used on the 2010 reside tour.
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Lautner, for his half, watched the majority of the present from the VIP tent within the crowd alongside his spouse and King, 23. The Kissing Sales space actress — who costarred with Swift’s BFF Selena Gomez in 2010’s Ramona and Beezus — additionally introduced her sister, Hunter King, to the live performance.