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Cyndi Lauper Says She’s ‘Proud’ of Taylor Swift: ‘She Writes Some Wonderful Songs’

Cyndi Lauper loves Taylor Swift‘s true colors. In a recent interview with the BBC’s The One Show, the 71-year-old pop star had nothing but praise for the “Anti-Hero” singer, revealing exactly which of the latter’s albums made her a fan. 

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“Look, I like her,” Lauper began when the topic of Swift came up. “I think she’s terrific. As an artist, she writes some wonderful songs.”  

“I first started listening during the pandemic … when she went and hibernated and did that wonderful folk record,” she continued, referring to the 14-time Grammy winner’s Billboard 200-topping Folklore. “It was wonderful. I’m proud of her.”  

Lauper also gave a shout-out to the 34-year-old superstar’s boyfriend, making a joke about Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s large stature. “Don’t mess with her, ’cause …,” the “Time After Time” singer quipped, miming how the football player might throw a punch to defend his girlfriend from any threats. 

The ’80s icon’s comments come shortly after the May release of her new compilation album Let the Canary Sing. Shortly after the interview clip was posted, she announced a string of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour shows in Europe. 

Meanwhile, Swift is currently midway through the European leg of her global Eras Tour, most recently performing three back-to-back shows at Wembley Stadium in London. She’ll spend the rest of the summer traveling throughout the continent before returning to North America for a final lap this fall. 

And while Lauper is just one of numerous legendary stars to praise Swift over the course of her career, the “Fortnight” musician recently caught joking criticism from Dave Grohl. At a Foo Fighters concert last weekend, the Nirvana alum appeared to jest that the pop star doesn’t perform live at her own shows. “I tell you, man, you don’t want to suffer the wrath of Taylor Swift,” he cracked. “We like to call our tour the Errors Tour. We’ve had more than a few eras, and more than a few f—ing errors as well. That’s because we actually play live. What?! Just saying. You guys like raw, live rock n’ roll music, right? You came to the right f—ing place.” 

Watch Lauper praise Swift below. 

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“I’m proud of her. She’s absolutely terrific.” @cyndilauper reveals she’s a @taylorswift fan! 😻 #TheOneShow #iPlayer

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