Go, girlfriend! Reese Witherspoon led the reactions from Taylor Swift’s group of supportive celebrity BFFs, after the singer’s Grammys 2016 acceptance speech in which she sniped back at Kanye West for his recent comments.
The “Bad Blood” singer delivered a bold speech when she went up on stage to receive the 2016 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, becoming the first women ever to have received the coveted honor twice.
And apparently by standing up to West, who claimed last week that he was the one who made her famous, the 1989 hitmaker offered a bit of girlpower to other women in the world facing similar situations.
“I want to say to all the young women out there — there are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she said as her voice shook. “But if you just focus on the work, and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be greatest feeling in the world.”
And it turns out that everyone from Witherspoon to Maria Shriver thought the speech was awesome!
“@taylorswift13 Loved your amazing words! Keep encouraging all those young women to write their stories& sing their songs #Grammys,” Witherspoon tweeted as the show came to a close.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 16, 2016
“Congrats to @taylorswift13 for making history at #GRAMMYs, but it was her speech to young women and women of all ages that inspired me Bravo,” agreed Shriver.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) February 16, 2016
Fellow squad-member Jaime King was also quick to congratulate her pal on her amazing moment.
“Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes! I AM SO PROUD AND GRATEFUL!!!!! First woman @taylorswift to win Album of the Year TWICE!!! And to all of the producers and everyone who worked on 1989!!!!,” she wrote.
Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes! I AM SO PROUD AND GRATEFUL!!!!! First woman taylorswift to… https://t.co/stA1vOkP5R
— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) February 16, 2016
Check out the other celebrity reactions to Swift’s show-stopping speech in the tweets below:
Taylor read him
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) February 16, 2016
MY HEART. I love you Taylor.
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) February 16, 2016
Congratulations @taylorswift13 first you looked amazing, second you performed like a queen and you ended with an on point speech.
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) February 16, 2016
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