Taylor Swift Asks Audience To Hold The Gifts: “It Really Freaks Me Out When Stuff Gets Thrown On The Stage”

Taylor Swift likes gifts, just not on stage.

During a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Swift briefly interrupted her show when, seated at the piano, she politely asked fans not to throw things on the stage. “Just because communication means having gentle, healthy boundaries, it really freaks me out when stuff gets thrown on the stage, because if it’s on the stage then a dancer can trip on it,” Swift said. “I love that you brought presents and that is so nice, but just can you please not throw them on the stage. I love you so much.”

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Watch a video clip of the moment below.

Fans might have been in an especially loving, gift-giving mood at the show, which came just a day after the Saturday night concert in which Swift gave a musical shout-out to her in-attendance beau, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. During her performance of the song “Karma,” Swift added a line to the lyrics that went “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs/ Coming straight home to me.”

The lyric change apparently startled even Swift’s dancers, and delighted the stadium audience (and, presumably, Kelce). According to the Taylor Swift Updates X account, the “Karma” studio recording jumped 115 spots on the Daily Global Spotify Songs list following the Kelce shout-out.

As for the throwing of objects, Swift’s warning followed last summer’s series of incidents in which tossed items posed significant danger to performers. Bebe Rexha was struck in the eye by a thrown cellphone (the thrower was charged with assault), and singers Drake and Kelsea Ballerini were hit by a thrown objects at shows.

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