Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the NME Awards

Because who doesn’t want a middle finger trophy?
February 13, 2020 10:34 a.m. EST
February 14, 2020 11:00 p.m. EST
Taylor Swift may have skipped out on the Grammy Awards, but she proved that she’s back in full force with a surprise appearance at the NME Awards in the UK. And not only did the singer show up to accept an award, she was also caught snogging boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Oh, the things that happen across the pond.Swift was at the February 12 show to accept the award for Best Solo Act in the World, where she surprised the crowd and accepted her Middle Finger trophy from popstar Robyn. (The “Dancing On My Own” singer was also being honoured as the NME Songwriter of the Decade.)“Robyn, you inspire every single artist doing pop music right now. I was lucky enough to win this award a couple of years ago, but I wasn’t able to go. But I have one of these awards and I put it in my kitchen, and every single morning when I wake up and go downstairs, there is this middle finger in my face like, ‘Good morning!’ Just a full middle finger putting me in my place: good morning. So it’s amazing to have a matching set,” Swift said during her speech.“I am honoured and I am very excited about this. I want to say hello and thank you to all of the artists that are here tonight, I am such a fan of all of you. I am inspired by all of you.”Fans were particularly excited that Swift brought her number one inspiration, boyfriend Joe Alwyn, to the show. Although the couple have been together for three years now, they’ve stayed super secretive about their relationship. In Swift’s new Netflix documentary Miss Americana, Alwyn is only ever alluded to or shown from angles that hide his face. This year they’ve been giving the fans what they want though; they stepped out together at the Golden Globes last month, and although they didn’t walk the carpet together, cameras did capture some PDA."We decided together we wanted our relationship to be private," Swift revealed in her film, choosing privacy for the first time since she was a teen. “Even though [my work life] was really horrible, I was happy. But I wasn’t happy in the way I was trained to be happy. It was happiness without anyone else’s input. We were just…happy.”Of course there’s no better time to let loose and be happy than at the NME Awards, which are known for their antics. Sure enough, at one point in the night British rapper Showthai even threw a mic and then a champagne glass at an audience member that “ruined” his speech, before jumping into the crowd and being restrained by security. Maybe Showthai was feeling the Taytay effect, because earlier in the night she had even joked about the show’s unpredictable nature from the stage.“This is my first time at the NME Awards and I just feel like… everyone here is so shy, so reserved. It’s like, ‘are you guys going to have any fun tonight? Are you going to come out of your shells at all?’ Oh wait, no, this is like the craziest award show I have ever been to and I love it so much,” Swift said. “Thank you for having me!”Now the real question is, will she be back?[video_embed id='1887723']Before you go: Meghan Trainor says she bawled hearing 'All About That Bass' on the radio for the first time[/video_embed]

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