You wouldn’t think the NME Awards would be an awards show where Taylor Swift would show up but since she spends so much time in London now, she made a surprise appearance last night to receive the Best Solo Act award and Joe Alwyn was with her.
The NME Awards are not the Oscars. It’s pretty much the antithesis of the Oscars as far as award shows go. Apparently a fight broke out after two presenters/performers exchanged lewd comments. You can see the video here, it’s wild.
So that’s the environment that Taylor was stepping into and… I’m kinda into seeing her in this space, because she seemed to loosen up too. Taylor took her drink up on stage with her when she accepted her award and while she wasn’t messy drunk or anything, my read on her is that she was tipsy, and pretty cute.
Why not, especially when the awards is a middle finger?!
You could tell how chill she was with Joe at their table. There was a kiss:
And a hug:
And more touching:
In other Taylor-related news, you know how we were talking last week about how Jessica Simpson described her relationship with John Mayer in Open Book? John was obsessed with Jessica’s body but he would also make her feel like she wasn’t smart enough for him. He was constantly testing her, like he could activate her mind, like somehow that would make him feel less embarrassed – which, obviously, was his problem even though he tried to make her think it was hers. And then he kept breaking up with her and coming back. And when she was with someone new (Tony Romo), he’d blow up her phone and weasel his way into her life through her parents and show up at her family gatherings to declare his intentions. As I said last week, I’ve been there, I’ve been with someone who sold me torture disguised as love. That dude is a F-CK. And now, as many online have pointed out, when you revisit the lyrics to Taylor’s song “Dear John”, it becomes that much more clear. I mean all the lyrics fit almost exactly to what Jessica has described but this section in particular is that much darker now:
“You are an expert at sorry
And keeping the lines blurry
Never impressed by me acing your tests
All the girls that you've run dry have tired lifeless eyes
'Cause you burned them out”
Interestingly, Taylor and John dated (briefly) after he was with Jennifer Aniston. And while his Playboy comments in 2010 about Jessica being “sexual napalm” got the most traction, don’t forget what he said about Jen at the time:
“If Jennifer Aniston knows how to use BitTorrent I’ll eat my f-cking shoe. One of the most significant differences between us was that I was tweeting. There was a rumor that I had been dumped because I was tweeting too much. That wasn’t it, but that was a big difference. The brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think she’s still hoping it goes back to 1998. She saw my involvement in technology as courting distraction. And I always said, “These are the new rules.”
He’s basically saying here that she was old and tired and outdated, too outdated to keep up with him. She would have been 40 or so at the time, and while of course we hope that she was tough enough to deal with his f-ckboy asshole mind games, it’s understandable to think she may have been mind-f-cked by this prick to the point where she’d have “tired, lifeless” eyes as well. At least for a day or two.