What a duet! At Taylor Swift’s Aug. 22 concert in Los Angeles, the singer brought out THE Mary J. Blige, and the pair performed epic duets of Mary’s songs ‘Doubt’ and ‘Family Affair.’ And we watched it all from a private event, hosted by Tommy Bahama, at Hyde Staples Center.
Just go ahead and add Mary J. Blige, 44, to Taylor Swift’s squad! We love it when Tay, 25, brings celebs out to the stage at her concerts, but she makes the star surprises even better when she performs with them! Taylor performed alongside the R&B queen on Aug. 22 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The dynamic duo teamed up for beautiful renditions of Mary’s hits “Doubt” and “Family Affair.”
Taylor’s list of amazing celebrity concert guests just keeps on growing! This time, the starlet brought out Mary J. Nope, this is not a joke. Tay and Mary J. performed “Doubt,” and Taylor watched as the living legend belted out those high notes. And we watched it all with Lauren Conrad, Nina Dobrev, Zendaya, Ariel Winter, Katharine McPhee, Whitney Port, Matt LeBlanc, and many others at a private event, hosted by Tommy Bahama, at Hyde Staples Center. (To see photos from the event, click through the gallery above!)
The pair strutted their stuff to “Family Affair,” and the performance was all kinds of fierce. Mary J. performed the hit with ease. Taylor was sensational, too! The “Blank Space” singer also performed alongside Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba (a.k.a. Crazy Eyes) for a sweet rendition of “White Horse.”
But we can’t forget about the guys! During Taylor’s performance of “Style,” Chris Rock, Matt LeBlanc and model Sean O’Pry, who was featured in Tay’s “Blank Space” music video, joined the stage. She captioned an Instagram photo of the trio, “The #1 male model in the world, Sean O’Pry. And the #2 and #3 top male models, Chris Rock and Matt LeBlanc. Obviously.”
Taylor has also performed with Little Mix, Fifth Harmony, Ryan Tedder and Nick Jonas over the course of her 1989 world tour. We can’t wait to see what Taylor has in store for her remaining shows. NBA star Kobe Bryant joined Taylor on stage at her Aug. 21 concert to present her with a banner for having the most sold out shows in Staples Center history. So cool!
The singer’s gal pals, including Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid, have made multiple appearances at her concerts. We recently learned that bestie Selena Gomez would be joining Taylor at one of her concerts as a guest! Will she perform with Tay? Time will tell!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Taylor and Mary J. Blige’s performance? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson