AMAs 2019: Taylor Swift fans spot the subtle dig at Scooter Braun in her Artist of the Decade performance
As Tay-Tay won the Artist of the Decade award, her mom teared up looking proudly at her daughter on stage.
Taylor Swift had a massive day on Sunday at the American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Swift was honored with the Artist of the Decade award after she won the Best Pop Song for 'Lover' from her latest album of the same name.
The award was presented by legendary singer Carole King. Taylor had the highest-grossing tour this year and has the most number of AMAs under her belt, along with four albums selling one million copies each within the first week of release.
She began her Artist of the Decade performance medley with 'The Man in a White Jacket' with all of her album titles on it. Fans were quick to point out that they were "in prison font" to potentially signify her fued with Scooter Braun and Big Machine Records. "Excellent at subtle drags," one fan said. "Taylor swift, fearless, speak now, red, 1989, reputation = all written in like a prison font. love the subtle shade" another fan wrote. All the mentioned albums were made when she was still with Big Machine. "Singing the man, in a prison font, with all her old albums written on it, maam........... this smells like iconic @taylorswift13," a fan said.
In her acceptance speech, she thanked her fans who helped her "right from the day" she started her career "until tonight". "All any of the artists, or really anyone in this room, really wants is to create something that will last. Whatever it is in life," she said as she held the award, "and the fact that this is an award that celebrates a decade of hard work and art and of fun and memories, all that matters to me are the memories that I've had with you the fans over the years."
“I’m so lucky I get to do this," she said ending the emotional speech.
Fans were uber proud of Taylor. "She wins artist of the decade tonight and i couldn’t be more prouder," one of them said, while another added, "just thinking about how after tonight we can start referring to Taylor Swift as “the Artist of the Decade”. Another fan said, "Taylor Swift just hit me in the feels. Few tears fell during her memorable Artist of the Decade performance. She’s been the soundtrack of many moments in my life."