Taylor Swift Defends a Fan From a Security Guard in the Middle of ‘Bad Blood’
Baby, now we’ve got bad blood. And by we, I mean Taylor Swift and a security guard at Lincoln Financial Field stadium in Philadelphia.
On May 13, Swift’s performance of “Bad Blood” got a little too on-brand during the second night of her home state Eras Tour run. In videos that have been circulating on TikTok from multiple vantage points, Swift seems to spot something amiss at the barricade after singing the pre-chorus lyrics, “It’s so sad to think about the good times, you and I.”
At first, she seemingly tries to de-escalate the situation by saying, “She’s fine—She wasn’t doing anything!” Swift then attempted to keep the performance moving but returned to the front of the stage when the commotion did not end. “Hey, stop!” she yelled before singing the almost too-perfect lyrics, “'Cause baby now we’ve got bad blood, hey!” Though “hey” is a technically part of the song, it seemed pretty pointed, especially when she added another “stop” for good measure.
“Hey @TaylorSwift THANK YOU from all of us on the floor for yelling at that security guard,” TikTok user Briana Layfield captioned a video from the floor, which currently has 3.7 million views. “He was a pain in the ass the entire night and the fact that this happened during #badblood made it even better.”
Although none of the videos quite capture exactly what Swift was witnessing, Layfield claimed in the comments that the security guard was eventually “ushered away” by his colleagues.
On May 14, a woman named Kelly came forward as the person Swift was defending during the show. “Basically, the guard had been harassing our group all night, telling us not to touch the rail—and every time we did anything, he was like on top of us,” she said in her video posted to her friend’s TikTok account while dressed in an Eras Tour T-shirt she’d presumably purchased the night before. “We’re dancing and having fun and he didn’t like it—and Taylor noticed that I was having fun and that he didn’t like it and she didn’t like it.”
Ultimately, Kelly says the guard was “escorted out” and that her group was offered free tickets to another one of Swift’s shows. She added, “It wasn’t this big crazy thing, it was just a bunch of girls having a good time and he didn’t want us to have fun.”
Remember, nobody messes with Taylor Swift fans except the weather and Ticketmaster!
Originally Appeared on Glamour