Why Was Taylor Swift Crying After Her 2016 Grammy Performance?

Taylor Swift was spotted crying in the audience following her huge moment opening the 58th Annual Grammy Awards with her new single, “Out Of The Woods.”

Taylor Swift fan account @1989TUpdates captured video of the moment Swift appeared to be in tears when returning to her seat alongside Selena Gomez following her Grammy performance, where she appeared to tell a friend that she was upset because she “missed that note.”

“Taylor was crying because she missed a note #GRAMMYs poor Taylor,” the account captioned the short video, which showed Selena comfort her friend by laying her head on her shoulder as an upset Swift appeared to wipe away tears.

But while Taylor looked pretty down in the fan captured video, it looked like Swift didn’t let her missed note upset her big Grammy night for too long.

Shortly after she opened the prestigious music awards show, she quickly returned to the stage to accept her ninth and tenth career Grammy awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and the prestigious Album of the Year for her latest release, 1989.

Swift also won a third Grammy award on the night, Best Music Video, for her starlet filled mini-movie “Bad Blood,” which was presented during the pre-Grammy telecast.

But it was during her acceptance speech for Album of the Year that Swift appeared to reverse the tears, as her inspirational dialogue left fans without a dry eye.

While thanking her peers and fans at the big Grammy show, Swift appeared to take a subtle dig at Kanye West following the recent misogynistic remarks he made about her in his new track, “Famous.”

“As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Taylor Swift told the crowd, made up of superstars like Adele, Carrie Underwood, and Justin Bieber.

“If you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people side-track you, someday when you get where you’re going,” Taylor continued, “you’ll look around and you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”

Swift’s moving words clearly struck a chord with fans, who took to social media to shed a tear of their own.

“I’m not crying, I’ve just got a taylor swift in my eye,” Swift fan @endofasadmovie wrote on Twitter alongside a transcript of Swift’s moving Grammy acceptance speech, while fellow Taylor fan @Plaid_ShirtDays simply wrote “I’m crying” alongside a short clip of Swift accepting her Grammy for Album of the Year.

As fans will already know, it’s thought that Swift was referencing Kanye West’s recent claims in her Grammy speech, where he claimed in the lyrics of his new song “famous” that he made Taylor famous following their now-infamous 2009 MTV Video Music Awards run-in.

“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” West raps in the controversial song taken from the album T.L.O.P. (The Life of Pablo), “Why? I made that b***h famous.”

A rep for Taylor Swift confirmed following the song’s release that “Kanye did not call for approval” from Taylor, but did contact her “to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account.”

“She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,” Swift’s rep added, confirming that “Taylor Swift was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b*** famous.’ “

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