Taylor Swift Embraces Hip-Hop With Surprise Appearances At ‘1989 World Tour’

Taylor Swift is letting her fans know that she’s a huge fan of hip-hop by bringing out some surprise guests during her 1989 World Tour.

Swift has gone from country to pop music in just a few short years, but the singer appears to be down with the hip-hop community. She has been outspoken about loving Kendrick Lamar’s music. She even featured the rapper in the remix of her single, “Bad Blood.” Swift continues to embrace the hip-hop community by having some surprise guests during her tour.

It’s a departure from the beautiful models and indie singers she usually features in her concerts. Taylor’s squad is growing thanks to her newfound friendships with Ciara, Russell Wilson, and Fetty Wap.

During her rendition of “Bad Blood,” the singer surprised her audience with R&B singer Ciara and her Seattle Seahawks boyfriend, Russell Wilson. Tay Tay and Cici were even seen getting “crunk” together at one point.

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She thanked the twosome for coming out to see her perform that night. She tweeted: “That Seattle crowed went ABSOLUTELY INSANE when @ciara and @dangerusswilson walked out!! I LOVED TONIGHT.”

Ciara responded back to Taylor and thanked her for having them on stage: “@taylorswift13 You’re Truly Awesome! @DangeRussWilson And I Had Fun Rocking With You On Stage Tonight. Keep Shining! You Rock.”

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Swift was so excited to bring out rising star Fetty Wap to perform his hit song, “Trap Queen.” The singer is obviously a big fan of the rapper, since she couldn’t contain her excitement on social media. After the concert, Swift took to Instagram to share a photo with the caption “Unable to find my chill because of @fettywap1738 singing ‘Trap Queen’ for 60,000 people in Seattle. Amazing night!!”

Some found it odd to see America’s Sweetheart singing about “cooking pies,” but not the G-rated way.

I seen Taylor Swift say she be cooking pies today it’s lit.

— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) August 10, 2015

What kind of pies do you think @taylorswift13 cooks with Fetty Wap? Pecan? Key Lime?

— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) August 10, 2015

Taylor has recently showed her love for hip-hop music by having guests on stage at her 1989 World Tour. However, that’s not the only way that the singer shares her love for hip-hop. She also often talks about it on social media. In addition, Taylor is good friends with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and has since rekindled her friendship with Kanye West.

Future’s DS2 debuted at no. 1, ahead of Swift’s 1989 album. The rapper was happy to mentioned alongside the successful pop star. Future reposted an Instagram photo that showed DS2 next to 1989 with the caption: “Dat girl Swift legendary…to b mentioned with someone her caliber is a win already! Love TS #DirtySprite2.”

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Taylor caught Future’s post since she left some kind words. She wrote, “I’m loving your album and this really made my day. I’m such a huge fan of yours.”

Maybe Ciara’s ex-boyfriend will be the next guest to make a surprise appearance at Swift’s tour. For most people, it’s hard for them to imagine good-girl Swift getting down to Fetty Wap or Future’s controversial lyrics about drugs and sex. Meanwhile, others would argue that these hip-hop performers are not appropriate for Swift’s younger fans who attend her shows. Maybe this is her way of growing up in the public eye without posing nude or doing crazy stunts.

Do you believe that Taylor Swift loves hip-hop? Or, do you think she’s using these guest stars to her advantage? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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