Olivia Rodrigo swiftly redirected the discussion when asked no matter if she’s built it to 1 of Taylor Swift‘s Eras Tour shows.
“I have not nonetheless,” Rodrigo, 20, instructed The New York Situations in a profile published on Thursday, August 24, citing her chaotic plan as the motive she has not been noticed in Swift’s VIP tent. (Rodrigo advised the outlet she was heading to Europe the 7 days the job interview was executed.)
Due to the fact she burst on to the scene, Rodrigo has been candid about her a lot of musical inspirations — and has counted Swift, 33, as one particular of the largest. Rodrigo even gained praise from her idol in 2020 after covering the Lover track “Cruel Summer months.”
“THE Talent,” Swift wrote through her Instagram Tale at the time. “Love This!!! Thanks for this wonderful functionality @olivia.rodrigo @mtv.”
An overwhelmed Rodrigo afterwards took to Twitter with her reaction to Swift’s shout-out, joking that she needed to body a screenshot of the Story and “hang it previously mentioned my firstborn’s crib.”
Rodrigo and Swift inevitably connected in man or woman at the 2021 Brit Awards, exchanging handwritten notes to just one one more. “It’s so ridiculous to me these folks I seemed up to are now my peers,” Rodrigo gushed to Ryan Seacrest in March 2021 after the meetup.
However, the pair’s friendship appeared to change next the launch of Rodrigo’s debut album, Bitter, two months later on. Eagle-eyed supporters noticed that Swift and longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff had been subtly offered songwriting credits on Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” and “1 Stage Ahead, 3 Techniques Back again.”
When neither Swift nor Antonoff, 39, really worked with Rodrigo on the tracks, Rolling Stone documented in May well 2021 that “1 Step Ahead, 3 Steps Back” is an interpolation of Swift’s Popularity ballad “New Year’s Working day.” (Some listeners have been also certain that the digits decided on by Rodrigo for the song’s title were a nod to Swift’s blessed selection, 13.)
As for “Deja Vu,” Rodrigo uncovered that the one was loosely impressed by “Cruel Summer,” telling Rolling Stone’s “The Breakdown” she desired to “do anything like” Swift’s 2019 strike.
Speculation of stress involving the two artists continued before this calendar year when Swift introduced Sabrina Carpenter as the opening act of her Eras Tour concert events in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Rodrigo and Carpenter, 24, ended up famously included in an alleged really like triangle with Joshua Bassett, which is mentioned to be the foundation of Rodrigo’s debut single, “Drivers License.”
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While Rodrigo hasn’t nevertheless witnessed Swift’s 3-hour stadium demonstrate, various A-listers ended up noticed in the crowds throughout the U.S. tour. Kyle Richards, Channing Tatum, Sofía Vergara and additional turned up for Swift’s performances at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles — but all eyes had been on Karlie Kloss all through the final concert on August 9. (Swift and Kloss, 31, had been BFFs for several years in advance of an alleged falling out in 2017.)