Girl power was alive at the Grammys, all thanks to Taylor Swift! When she rolled up to the red carpet with BFF Selena Gomez as her date instead of her BF Calvin Harris, she was hoping to convey a powerful message to her fans. Get the EXCLUSIVE details here!
While Swifties might have hoped to see lovebirds Taylor Swift, 26, and Calvin Harris, 32, together at the Grammys, Taylor was actually hoping for something much more meaningful. Instead of bringing her beau, she brought her best friend Selena Gomez, 23, but it had nothing to do with relationship troubles. Rather, Taylor was looking to make a big statement to her fans with her surprising date pick!
“Taylor wanted to send a message to her fans all over the world that friendship and girl power is what it’s all about. She treasures her relationship with Selena and has never ever made her friends come second to any boyfriend she’s ever had,” a source revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Calvin totally understands this and knew she had a strong acceptance speech she wanted to give to all her fans, particularly her female fans. Plus Taylor wanted to prove that she can stand alone in the face of bullies, like Kanye West. She doesn’t need a guy to protect her and she doesn’t need a man to define who she is.”
Although Taylor has plenty of songs that are centered around boys, she has always been an advocate for empowering women…and it seems that hasn’t changed, even with Calvin in her life! And considering she was recently a victim of misogyny, Taylor’s girl power statement couldn’t have come at a better time. Kanye totally offended Taylor in his new song, “Famous,” rapping that he made her famous and that she’d have sex with him. After making her mark on the red carpet, she got the opportunity to make an even more amazing declaration to her fans by calling Yeezy out in her acceptance speech for Best Album!
Even if Taylor wasn’t on a mission to send an important message, Selena probably still would’ve been her date. Calvin has been hard at work in the studio and couldn’t make it out for music’s biggest night, and Taylor was excited to get the chance to have girl’s night with her BFF! Besides, she still got to spend time with him — and share some sweet PDA — at the after-parties! Stream Taylor’s music, completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE.
Plus, Calvin quickly came to Taylor’s defense after Kanye attacked her, mocking Ye’s diss on Instagram. Clearly he’s on board with her girl power mission too! No wonder Taylor didn’t mind not having Calvin as her date — she knew he’d have her back no matter what!
Do you think Taylor got her girl power message across, HollywoodLifers? Were you glad she brought Selena instead of Calvin? Tell us below!