The two besties never fail to support each other in their ups and downs. During the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Selena showered her bff with heartfelt words which was played at the event before Taylor went to the stage to accept her trophy for winning the Innovator Award.
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Based on the footage of the montage featuring many celebrities who praised Taylor, Selena referred to the Grammy winner as a “game changer.” She also said, “She can represent what she’s walking through so well. Being a role model, I don’t think that’s something you sign up for. I just think it’s something you inherently have inside of you and I think that’s Taylor.”
Other celebs also showered her with praises with Justin Timberlake, Innovator awardee in 2015, referred to her fanbase that she’s “not speaking to them, she’s kind of speaking for them.”
Further, Miles Teller, shared, “She challenges the genre. She challenges her fans. She grows with them and as Taylor has evolved, her music has evolved. I think that what makes her fans so proud to be her fans.”
As for Taylor, she mentioned during her acceptance speech that her innovation comes from wanting the make the best choices while navigating her career. She said, “I never a single time woke up in the morning and thought, ‘You know what I’m going to do today? I’m going to go innovate some stuff. Things need to be innovated and I’m going to be the one that does it.’ But what I did do was try to make the right decision for me at the time, whether or not it had ever been successfully done before.”
The 33-year-old singer also shared an important message that it’s okay to fail. She revealed, “I really really want everyone to know, especially young people, that the hundreds or thousands of dumb ideas that I’ve had are what led me to my good ideas. You have to give yourself permission to fail. I try as hard as I can not to fail, because it’s embarrassing, but I do give myself permission to and you should, too. So go easy on yourselves and just make the right choices that feel right for you.”