Taylor Swift and the Hadid sisters ended their MTV VMAs night back in New York City, and Swift fit in an outfit change. The three were photographed at Republic Records' after party at Moxy Hotel's The Fleur Room (that's where Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner had their Met Gala after party). While Gigi and Bella Hadid remained in the tan looks they wore at the VMAs ceremony, Swift was photographed in a long black sequined outfit. It's a very different look for the singer, who has dressed in pastels and rainbows during most of her other Lover era events.
Swift won two big awards on stage at the MTV VMAs last night: Video for Good and Video of the Year for "You Need to Calm Down." (Her "ME!" music video also won the Best Visual Effects award.) While on stage accepting the Video of the Year award, Swift got political. She talked about her Equality Act petition and then took aim at the White House that was supposed to respond to it by now. She said:
I just want to say that this is a fan voted award so I first want to say thank you to the fans because in this video, several points were made. So you voting for this video means that you want a world where we’re all treated equally. Regardless of who we love, regardless of how we identify. At the end of this video there was a petition—and there still is a petition—for the Equality Act which basically just says we all deserve equal rights under the law and I want to thank you to everyone who signed that petition because it now has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount it would need to warrant a response from the White House. I love my cast. I am so grateful to everyone who was in this video. The one who are here, the ones who are at home. We love you so much. Thank you for doing this with us. I love my co-executive producer Todrick Hall. I’m so grateful to my co-director Drew Kirsch, and thank you to the fans for everything you do for us. My cast live their lives so authentically. Thank you for being the example that you are. I love you guys so much. Thank you MTV for lifting up this point and this video.
The hand gesture she made after calling out the White House spoke volumes about how she feels about the Trump administration's handling of things:
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