Taylor Swift shocked the viewers at an LGBTQ fundraiser when she received right here onstage to hold out a duet with Hayley Kiyoko on Wednesday night.
Hayley was performing her set at The Ally Coalition (TAC)’s annual experience current on the Metropolis Hall in New York Metropolis on Wednesday night and shocked the gang by introducing the Shake It Off star. The singer, carrying an prolonged black blazer, sparkly tights and boots, received right here on stage collectively along with her acoustic guitar and carried out a stripped-back mannequin of her tune Delicate with Hayley.
In accordance with Billboard, Hayley saved her followers guessing about who her thriller customer might very properly be by describing her as a “rising artist that simply signed to Frequent,” giving a nod to Taylor’s newest doc deal. In footage posted on Hayley’s Instagram Tales, the singer moreover knowledgeable the gang, “I want you guys to basically be good, she’s truly nervous. Really give her a warmth welcome, please welcome Taylor Swift”.
She moreover shared a clip of Taylor strolling on stage and giving her a hug, and wrote inside the caption, “This was UNREAL”.
The experience current moreover featured performances from Lana Del Rey, Regina Spektor and Jack Antonoff’s band Bleachers. His sister Rachel hosted the event and knowledgeable her followers on Instagram that it had raised $200,000 , which is ready to help TAC’s work with “marginalised and at-risk LGBTQ youth”.
This isn’t the first time Hayley and Taylor have had a shock duet; the Love Story hitmaker launched out the earlier Disney star all through a Reputation Stadium Tour stop in Massachusetts in July. They carried out Hayley’s tune Curious.
Their collaboration received right here months after Hayley, who’s overtly gay, had referred to as Taylor “unoriginal” in an interview and said that music executives don’t ideas when she retains writing songs about males, nevertheless have factors when she pens tracks about ladies.
After the 28-year-old singer’s followers criticized Hayley, Taylor received right here to her safety, writing, “It’s her correct to call out anyone who has double necessities about gay vs straight love pursuits.”