Taylor Swift has a slew of Grammys and a new title: “doctor.”
On Wednesday, the celebrity got an honorary degree of fine arts from New York University, blowing kisses as she went toward the stage at a full Yankee Stadium.
Swift, who was wearing her distinctive red lipstick and her freshly bestowed honorary robe, remarked to the thousands of graduates gathered, “I’m 90 percent sure the major reason I’m here is because I have a song called 22.” “I went to public high school until 10th grade and then concluded my education doing home school work on the floors of airline terminals,” Swift remarked in her graduation address.
According to the singer-songwriter, producer, and director, she began her music career at the age of 15, travelling various radio stations across the country. She went on to sell over 100 million albums and become the first woman to win album of the year three times at the 2021 Grammys for her album “folkore.” Her previous victories were for “Fearless” in 2010 and “1989” in 2016. Swift provided advise to the class of 2022, but cautioned, “I in no way feel competent to tell you what to do.” You’ve worked, struggled, sacrificed, researched, and dreamed your way to this point. I won’t tell you what to do because no one enjoys being told what to do, but I will give you some life hacks from when I was just starting out in my job.
The singer also injected some levity into her speech. “I’m 90 percent sure I’m here because I have a song called 22,” Swift joked as she addressed the Class of 2022.
On Instagram, the Grammy winner also shared a clip from the big day. She captioned a video of herself preparing for the event, “wearing a cap and gown for the very first time – see you soon NY.”
Swift offered words of encouragement to students as they went on the next chapter of their lives during her address, while also noting the unconditional support loved ones may have provided along the way. Swift couldn’t help but poke fun at herself, saying she’s “not the type of doctor you’d want around in the case of an emergency, unless your specific emergency was that you absolutely needed to hear a song with a catchy hook and an immensely cathartic bridge section.” Or if you wanted someone who could name over 50 different cat breeds in one minute.”
Swift went on to describe the honour of speaking in front of kids despite the fact that she “never got to have the usual college experience.” Swift described continuing her education by “doing home school work on the floors of airline terminals” after attending public high school until 10th grade. Then I went on a radio tour, which sounds fancy but in reality consisted of a rental vehicle, motels, and my mom and I faking to have loud mother-daughter fights during boarding so no one would take the empty seat between us on Southwest.