Taylor Swift recently expressed her admiration for Kendrick Lamar’s re-recording of his verse on the “Bad Blood (Remix),” featured in the deluxe edition of her re-released album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version).
Taking to social media, Swift shared her heartfelt gratitude, stating, “Watching [Kendrick Lamar] create and record his verses on the ‘Bad Blood (Remix)’ was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. I still look back on this collaboration with so much pride and gratitude for the ways Kendrick elevated the song and the way he treats everyone around him.”
In a further tweet, she reminisced about the resounding reaction from audiences during ‘The Eras Tour,’ particularly when they chanted Kendrick’s line, “You forgive, you forget, but you never let it… Go.” Swift recalled how Kendrick’s decision to re-record ‘Bad Blood’ enabled her to reclaim and fully own this cherished work, leaving her in awe of his generosity and the surreal experience it brought.
Watching @kendricklamar create and record his verses on the Bad Blood remix was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. I still look back on this collaboration with so much pride and gratitude, for the ways Kendrick elevated the song and the way he treats everyone… pic.twitter.com/au2PNAjHfx
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 27, 2023
Back in 2015, Taylor Swift dropped the video for her hit “Bad Blood (Remix),” and it quickly gained a staggering 1.5 billion views on YouTube. The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, featured notable appearances from Zendaya and Selena Gomez, making it a star-studded spectacle.
Earlier this year, Lamar hinted at new music on his Instagram burner account. The rapper shared clips featuring his frequent collaborator and producer Bridgeway donning a bonnet, alongside snippets of Lamar providing ad-libs while the beatmaker crafted instrumentals.
In May, the Compton native unveiled “The Hillbillies” alongside Baby Keem. The music video showcased the duo embarking on global adventures and hanging out with Tyler, The Creator at LA’s Dodger Stadium. Notably, the stadium is set to host the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival on Nov. 11 and 12, where Lamar is scheduled to deliver an anticipated performance.
In 2022, the music icon treated fans to his fifth and final studio album under Top Dawg Entertainment. Titled “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” the album features an array of collaborations with artists like Blxst, Amanda Reifer, Kodak Black, Ghostface Killah, and Sampha, among others, solidifying Lamar’s musical legacy.