These days, the Taylor Swift and Beyoncé comparisons just don’t seem to stop. They released two of 2022’s most iconic albums with Midnights and Renaissance. They had the two highest grossing tours of the year with The Eras Tour and the Renaissance World Tour. They both turned those tours into blockbuster concert films, even using the same business model to deal directly with movie theaters.
And, of course, they both have extremely passionate fanbases in the Swifties and the BeyHive. Both groups are quick to defend their queens, often at the expense of the other. But Swift and Beyoncé themselves have officially called a cease fire on the stan war between their fandoms, thanks to an appearance by Beyoncé at the premiere of Swift’s concert film, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.
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Swift and Beyoncé were captured together in red carpet photos, a behind-the-scenes video from inside the theater, and a heartfelt Instagram post from Swift, who praised Beyoncé’s influence on the music industry.
“I’m so glad I’ll never know what my life would’ve been like without Beyoncé’s influence,” Swift wrote. “The way she’s taught me and every artist out here to break rules and defy industry norms. Her generosity of spirit. Her resilience and versatility. She’s been a guiding light throughout my career and the fact that she showed up tonight was like an actual fairytale.”
And over on TikTok, Swift referenced Beyoncé’s Break My Soul in another caption celebrating Queen Bey.
“My soul = broken. In the best way possible,” Swift wrote. “Honestly can’t even remember my own name.”
Fans across the internet were quick to celebrate this crossover event between arguably the world’s two biggest stars, cracking jokes and pointing out how rare it is for Beyoncé to show out for other artists.
The evening also put to bed any rumors of a beef between Beyoncé and Taylor. The two clearly not only respect each other, but see each other as friends, so their fanbases ought to do the same. As one user put it, the evening was “like the Treaty of Versailles for stan Twitter.”
We can only hope for a sequel when Beyoncé’s concert film, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, hits theaters in December and Swift has a chance to grace Bey’s red carpet. Until then, the message to fans of both artists is clear: Stop the violence!
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