The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Tuesday February 13, 2024 05:06, United Kingdom
Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated Super Bowl appearance featured her drinking a beer and celebrating a dramatic victory for her boyfriend’s team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
The singer was broadcast several times on the big screens at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and cameras captured her winning what appeared to be a drinking contest, drawing cheers from the crowd.
The 14-time Grammy winner cuddled up to Blake Lively during Post Malone’s America The Beautiful performance after flying halfway around the world to watch her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, and his Chiefs teammates take on the San Francisco 49ers.
The Chiefs beat the 49ers 25-22 in overtime.
Swift arrived at the stadium after crossing nine time zones during the last of four shows at Tokyo Dome in Japan, featuring self-proclaimed Swifties across the world. speculate on potential pressure on one’s schedule during weeks.
The singer has been criticized for her use of private planes by climate activists and appears to have sold one of her two personal jets following a dispute with a student who followed her flights.
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The 34-year-old and Kelce have been dating since around September 2023.
She was later spotted at an afterparty singing a remix of her 2008 hit You Belong With Me.
Before kickoff, “Queen of Country” Reba McEntire sang The Star-Spangled Banner, while Andra Day gave a rousing rendition of Lift Every Voice And Sing, a song that has become known as the black national anthem .
Usher put on a halftime show marked by impressive choreography and several appearances.
He performed a 13-minute set starting with Caught Up and moving on to other big hits including U Don’t Have To Call and Love In The Club.
Alicia Keys joined him in front of a red piano resembling an abstract sculpture for his song If I Ain’t Got You, transformed into My Boo.
Bailiff also brought in several other guests, including HER and Jermaine Dupri, with Lil Jon joining in on Turn Down For What and Yeah!, with Ludacris making a guest appearance.
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Commercials during the Super Bowl also saw Beyonce teases a new album, with its Verizon commercial ending with the superstar saying, “They’re ready, drop the new music.”
Later, a cryptic Instagram video appeared on her page teasing Act II — her previous album Renaissance is often called Act I: Renaissance — and she released two new country tracks.
She was joined at the Super Bowl with her husband Jay Z and their children Blue Ivy and Rumi.
But they weren’t the only celebrities in attendance at the big game.
Swift’s longtime nemesis Kanye West, as well as fellow musicians Lana Del Ray, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were in the stands.
Post Malone performed at the match, while Swift and Paul McCartney were pictured talking in his suite.
Actors Paul Rudd and Jeff Goldblum, basketball star LeBron James and X boss Elon Musk were also present at this highly anticipated match.
And Apple’s Tim Cook and chef Gordon Ramsay were spotted in the Las Vegas stadium suites.