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Taylor Swift gets friendly at awards shows

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Taylor Swift gets friendly at awards shows

Taylor Swift says the best thing about awards shows is getting to party with her pop star pals.

The 'Bad Blood' hitmaker - whose relationship with superstar DJ Calvin Harris became public at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards - confessed that making friends with other musicians at the ceremonies has helped her to enjoy the events which can feel "competitive" and "strange".

She said: "That's the cool part about the musical climate right now, is that I go to these award shows and I really do feel like I'm seeing a lot of my friends and the more friends that I make that are awesome and cool and are at these events, the less it feels like some strange competitive atmosphere.

"That doesn't feel as nice as going to an award show and feeling like, 'Hey! It's everyone that I really loved!' "

Taylor is close friends with British musician Ed Sheeran and is pals with Sam Smith, and she is so thrilled with their success.

Speaking on UK TV show 'Lorraine', she said: "I think that it's been amazing to watch artists like Ed and Sam to put out their first single and have things hit so quickly and they are people that I am a huge fan of, I love what they do and I think that they are absolutely authentic and to top it off they are amazing people, they are fun to hang out with."

The 'Shake it Off' hitmaker is currently on the road with her '1989 World Tour' and invited non-music pals, models Cara Delevingne and Gigi Haddid to walk the stage with her at the Philadelphia gig - though she wouldn't reveal whether she will treat fans in the UK to the same surprise now she's in Britain.

She said: "I think it's fun to have people pop up and make special guest appearances on the tour even if they're not musicians, like, fans still love them. The cool thing about surprise guests is that they are surprises."