Taylor Swift has no shame about acting her age. On the singer’s 34th birthday, she marked the occasion with a tongue-in-cheek post on Instagram announcing the release of her new Eras Tour film’s extended cut and jokingly defending her “millennial” posting habits.
In her Wednesday (Dec. 13) post, Swift shared a video of her performing the Speak Now fan favorite “Long Live” on her iconic blue koi fish guitar during a stop on her blockbuster Eras trek this year. “I had the time of my life fighting dragons with youuuu,” the pop star captioned her post, referencing her own “Long Live” lyrics. “Celebrate 34 with me by watching The Eras Tour (Extended Version) including ‘Long Live’ 🐉 ‘The Archer’ 🏹 and ‘Wildest Dreams’ at home!”
“PS troll me all you want about my excessive and literal millennial emoji use,” she added. “But A) no one’s prouder to be a millennial and B) it’s my bday and today I am exempt! 🎂”
The 12-time Grammy winner’s movie became available for rent and purchase on streaming services Wednesday in honor of her birthday. Shot over the course of three performances at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour opened in theaters in October and raked in more than $92.8 million, becoming the top-grossing concert film in history after just one weekend.
Swift’s proud declaration of her millennial status also comes shortly after fans poked fun at her for certain phrases she used while being interviewed for TIME, the cover of which she graced earlier this month as the publication’s 2023 Person of the Year. In one example, the “Anti-Hero” artist was quoted as saying Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, now her boyfriend, initiated their relationship by putting her “on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell.”
“Taylor saying Travis talking about her on the podcast is ‘metal as hell’ IS SO MILLENNIAL OF HER,” tweeted one Swiftie after the interview went live.
“’metal as hell’ you will never beat the hardcore millennial allegations taylor swift,” wrote another.
Other Swifties fondly chided the musician for comparing her Taylor’s Version re-release projects to “collecting horcruxes” and “Infinity Stones.” “Saying that she is collecting re recordings like horcruxes is so millennial of her I’m here for it,” tweeted one fan.
See Swift’s birthday post below:
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