Pop sensation Taylor Swift, accompanied by celebrities like rapper Ice Spice and actress Blake Lively, cheered for her partner Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs at the NFL Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Swift, having performed in Tokyo the day before as part of her ‘The Eras Tour,’ donned a dark outfit with a red jacket matching the Chiefs’ color. Wearing a gold necklace with Kelce’s number 87, Swift entered Allegiant Stadium alongside other celebrities hours before the Chiefs faced the San Francisco 49ers.
Seated in a luxury box with Lively, Spice, and Kelce’s family, Swift attracted attention during the game. CBS’s broadcast frequently featured her, and she joined Lively in singing ‘America the Beautiful, performed by rapper Post Malone.
The high-profile relationship between Swift and Kelce has transcended sports, drawing new audiences to the NFL. Swift has been a regular attendee at NFL games this season, passionately supporting Kelce.
The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, aimed to become the first team to win consecutive NFL titles since the New England Patriots in 2003–2004.
Apart from the sports spectacle, Swift’s presence added a political dimension, with right-wing conspiracy theories suggesting her relationship with Kelce was part of an election-influencing plot. Former President Donald Trump weighed in, calling any support from Swift for Joe Biden “disloyal.”
Travis Kelce, a standout ‘tight end,’ refrained from making political statements but faced backlash for endorsing COVID-19 vaccines in advertisements. Despite the political noise, Kelce and the Chiefs were focused on making NFL history.