The 27-year-old songstress delivers ‘…Ready for It?’ and ‘Call It What You Want’ to celebrate the release of her highly-anticipated effort.
A day after releasing “Reputation”, Taylor Swift took the stage on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, performing two songs off the latest effort. It marked the 27-year-old singer’s first performance on the NBC sketch comedy show since 2009.
Rocking a black sequined sweatshirt and black shorts, Taylor delivered a confident performance of “…Ready for It?” along with four dancers. She was also seen holding a gold snake mic during the performance.
For her second performance, she belted out an acoustic rendition of “Call It What You Want”, the fourth song off “Reputation”. Clad in black pants and a shirt with a picture of snake on it, Taylor sang the song while strumming her black guitar. A cellist and four vocalists accompanied her onstage. After the performance, she hugged her backup singers while jumping up and down excitedly.
The episode was hosted by “Meet the Spartans” star Tiffany Haddish, who made history as the first black female comedienne to host the comedy show. She opened the show’s monologue by talking about growing up in a foster care in California.
“I’ve lived in a lot of group homes and my favorite show growing up was ‘SNL’,” she said. “You have no idea how difficult it is to get a bunch of black and Hispanic kids to watch ‘SNL’ over ‘In Living Color’.”
The host also addressed the sexual harassment allegations that have been erupting across Hollywood. “Fellas, I got a tip for y’all. I like to call it Tiffany’s tips, it’s the Tiff-tips,” she continued. “Listen fellas, listen. If you got your thing-thing out and she got all her clothes on, you’re wrong. You’re in the wrong!”
The sexual misconduct topic was also touched during “Weekend Update” and cold open, where Beck Bennet reprised his role as Vice President Mike Pence and Mikey Day played Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.