Less than a day after the release of the new, expanded edition of her Billboard 200 chart-topping album midnightTaylor Swift took the stage at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Friday (May 26) for the first of three sold-out shows at the venue. Aside from a three-hour set full of massive hits and lovingly deep cuts (which fans have come to expect on Iras’ superstar tour), Swift brought out a surprise guest who helped end the night on a high note.
Ice Spice, who appears on the remix of kismet bop “Karma” from Midnight (Til Dawn version), She came out at the end of the night to perform her hair alongside Swift.
The “Princess Diana” rapper entered royalty, appearing on stage from below. Ice and Swift strutted around the stage holding hands, with the rapper confidently patting her hair after he tossed her hair up. When confetti fell at the end of the concert, the couple ran around each other. Spice — who grew up in the Bronx, just across the Hudson River — seemed relaxed and in control as she played to the largest crowd of her burgeoning career.
Earlier in the night, Swift also surprised the crowd with the premiere of the cinematic music video for the “Karma” remix, and when she presented the visuals, she explained how the collaboration with Ice came together.
“At the beginning of the year, when I was just starting to rehearse for this tour, Ice Spice called me,” Swift said. She reached out and said, ‘If you’d like to do a collaboration, I’d love it.’ And what she didn’t know at the time was that when I was rehearsing for the tour, I only listened to her music exclusively every single day. All day. … So I said, “Sure, when can we do that?” So we immediately went into the studio and not only did I fall in love with her, I just decided she was the whole future. … I’ve been in with so many artists and so many artists just starting out, but I haven’t met She is a highly prepared artist who is curious and focused on what she wants.”
Before releasing the “Karma” remix, Swift paid tribute to Ice Spice’s artistry: “I am a huge fan of this brilliant artist and after getting to know her I can confirm: she is the one to watch”.
Covered spices painting magazine earlier this month and talked about her rapid rise to fame over the past two years. “For now, I’m focusing on the music,” she said. painting. “To be honest, I’m still learning a lot. But I’m so glad I took that time and that work—because it pays off.”
Swift plays two more dates at MetLife Stadium as part of her Eras Tour, which Billboard Boxscore reports is on track to be the biggest selling tour of her career.