Taylor Swift squad members get all the perks. In addition to hanging out with one of the most popular artists of the past decade, the Taylor Swift squad can tack another item to that list.
During a party this week, Taylor handed her friends replica versions of the MTV Video Music Awards trophies she won this summer for the video to “Bad Blood,” Entertainment Weekly reported.
In a girls-only party with her closest friends, Swift handed out a version of the VMA Moonman award to her friends who starred in the “Bad Blood” video that earned the Best Video and Best Collaboration awards at this year’s ceremony.
Taylor handed out replica Moonman awards to several individuals, including Lily Aldrigdge, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Mariska Hargitay, and Cindy Crawford. The squad showed their appreciation for the recognition, with many of them posting photos with Swift and their award on their Instagram accounts.
While Mariska Hargitay could not take part in the celebratory events this week, the TV star praised Taylor Swift for her move. “Wish I could be with you and the rest of the #GirlSquad @Taylor Swift,” Hargitay wrote on Instagram. “So #honored and #thankful to have been part of this #masterful project. And though I have a #MoonMan of my own, that video was all you, baby. #MadLove for #BadBlood.”
Swift also celebrated her Aldridge’s birthday during the night’s festivities. Taylor and Selena Gomez led the group in singing “Happy Birthday” to the celebrity.
This isn’t the only reason Taylor has been in the news as of late. Swift has popped up in the political arena as candidates and the political parties are using her name and facts about her in their political messages, the Inquisitr previously reported.
Politics aside, Swift is also being credited by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony for their collaboration. Mendes and Cabello recently released the song, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which Shawn said he and Camila wrote while he was on tour with Taylor.
Taylor has also included her all-girl squad in her concert series, which recently finished up its American tour dates. The tour has helped Swift increase her net worth with estimates putting her income this year above the $100 million mark.
The VMA Awards served as a platform for Taylor to debut her new fifth single from 1989, according to a previous Inquisitr report. The song, “Wildest Dreams,” was shown during the pre-show activities, launching Swift into what could be called the coronation of her musical domination in 2015.
Later, Taylor joined Nicki Minaj on stage in a mash-up of the two artists’ songs. The move made headlines because Swift and Minaj had a brief – but public – dust-up over Nicki’s comments on Twitter after the VMA nominations were announced.
While the performance proved there was no “Bad Blood” between the Swift and Minaj, the same could not be said for Nicki and another female artist. In taking umbrage with Miley Cyrus’ comments, Minaj confronted the artist while on stage accepting her VMA award for the night. Later, sources close to Taylor Swift said that the “Blank Space” artist was backing her gal-pal Nicki Minaj in the argument.
The VMA Moonman is not the only award Swift has taken home with her this year. In September, Taylor received an Emmy for her work as producer on the “Blank Spaces” documentary her team created. The award was a shock to Taylor Swift, as she initially thought it was a prank.
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