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Kendrick Lamar dressed in black beside Taylor Swift wearing a red bandeau, smile together at the Grammys.

Taylor Swift Shares Immense Gratitude For Kendrick Lamar

Taylor Swift is giving Kendrick Lamar a major shoutout!

The superstar, who released her latest re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), on October 27, has also announced the release of a deluxe edition which includes a”Bad Blood” remix featuring the acclaimed rap artist.

“Watching @kendricklamar create and record his verses on the Bad Blood remix was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life,” Taylor captioned a photo on Instagram, showing the two of them sitting on a couch together.


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“I still look back on this collaboration with so much pride and gratitude, for the ways Kendrick elevated the song and the way he treats everyone around him. Every time the crowds on The Eras Tour would chant his line, ‘you forgive, you forget, but you never let it…go!’, I smiled.”

Taylor continues, “The reality that Kendrick would go back in and re-record Bad Blood so that I could reclaim and own this work I’m so proud of is surreal and bewildering to me.”


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This album is Taylor’s 4th re-recorded project as she continues her mission to fully own her work (hell yes to that!). It was originally released in 2014 and for many, “Bad Blood” solidified Taylor’s shift from country to pop.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) also includes 5 previously unreleased tracks, or “From the Vault” as she calls them – “Slut!,” “Say Don’t Go,” “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Suburban Legends,” and “Is It Over Now?”

If you haven’t already… you can check out the album here!

(Feature Image Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty Images)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.