Taylor Swift is aware of a factor or two about shaking off her critics and displaying what she’s made from.
Swift — who most recently released three albums within the area of a 12 months — was awarded the Global Icon BRIT award on Tuesday and delivered a shifting, defiant speech about overcoming negativity and criticism.
This 12 months’s BRITs ceremony at London’s O2 Enviornment was the primary large-scale indoor occasion with a 4,000-strong reside viewers since lockdown measures started lifting within the UK.
Addressing new artists and viewers at house “who’ve targets and ambitions and desires for themselves,” Swift spoke concerning the forms of adversity they’ll anticipate to face.
“I would like you to listen to me once I say that there is no such thing as a profession path that comes freed from negativity. If you happen to’re being met with resistance, that most likely signifies that you are doing one thing new,” she stated. “If you happen to’re experiencing turbulence or stress, that most likely means you are rising. And there may be occasions while you put your entire coronary heart and soul into one thing and it’s met with cynicism or skepticism.”
Swift urged viewers to not let that crush them, and to as an alternative let it gasoline them. “As a result of we reside in a world the place anybody has the proper to say something that they need about you at any time however simply please bear in mind that you’ve got the proper to show them unsuitable.”