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Swift arrives for Tremendous Bowl showdown

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FILE PHOTO: Dec 25, 2023; Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, USA; Entertainer Taylor Swift cheers throughout the first half of the sport between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders at GEHA Subject at Arrowhead Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports activities/File Photograph

Las Vegas, United States — Music megastar Taylor Swift arrived on the Tremendous Bowl’s Allegiant Stadium venue in Las Vegas on Sunday to observe boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the NFL showpiece.

The 34-year-old pop icon had made a trans-Pacific sprint again to the USA on Saturday instantly after performing within the newest leg of her money-spinning world tour in Tokyo.

Closed-circuit footage screened contained in the stadium confirmed Swift arriving carrying a black high, with a Chiefs jacket slung over her shoulder.

Her gold necklace bore Kelce’s jersey quantity 87.

Swift is certainly one of a galaxy of stars anticipated to flock to Sunday’s recreation within the Nevada playing capital the place the Chiefs are aiming to clinch again to again NFL championships.

The singer’s relationship with charismatic Chiefs star Kelce has captivated the NFL and standard tradition this season, bringing legions of latest feminine followers to the game and sending tv scores rocketing.

Swift has usually appeared at Kansas Metropolis video games to observe Kelce, and her look in Las Vegas is tipped to assist set a tv scores document for the Tremendous Bowl, the largest occasion on the US sporting calendar.

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Kelce, in the meantime, says he’s relishing the eye that his superstar romance has introduced, and joked this week that he feels underneath stress to win on Sunday after Swift’s record-breaking fourth Album of the Yr award finally weekend’s Grammys.

“She’s unbelievable,” Kelce mentioned of Swift. “She’s rewriting the historical past books.

“I advised her I want to carry up my finish of the discount and convey house some {hardware}, too.”

TMZ reported that Kelce was shelling out greater than $1 million for a luxurious suite at Allegiant Stadium, the superstar information web site saying Swift’s mom, Andrea and father, Scott, together with Kelce’s dad and mom Donna and Ed, have been among the many relations who can be accommodated.

Earlier within the week Donna Kelce advised NBC’s “Right now” present she anticipated to be sitting within the stands as a result of the suites have been so costly.

Swift’s presence at Chiefs video games and breathless media protection of her dash to Las Vegas from Tokyo has been criticized by some followers.

However the singer’s detractors got brief shrift by British music diva Adele throughout an eve-of-Tremendous Bowl live performance at Caesars Palace on Saturday night time.

“I’m a bit torn, as a result of I sort of need the 49ers to win … however I feel I would like the Chiefs to win simply due to Taylor Swift’s boyfriend,” Adele advised followers at her present, including in expletive-filled feedback that naysayers ought to “get a life.”

“It’s really made it a bit extra gratifying to observe, as a result of like I mentioned, I don’t know what’s happening,” Adele quipped.

Conspiracy theories 

The NFL has welcomed the brand new viewers Swift has dropped at the league, however commissioner Roger Goodell this week discovered himself dismissing conspiracy theories suggesting the Tremendous Bowl had been rigged in a bid to tip this yr’s presidential election in favor of President Joe Biden.

Goodell mentioned the theories have been “frankly not even price speaking about” and on Sunday former president Donald Trump, the front-runner to tackle Biden in November, mentioned in a submit on Reality Social on Sunday {that a} Swift endorsement of Biden within the 2024 election can be “disloyal”.

Trump, claiming credit score for the Music Modernization Act, mentioned the laws addressing copyright legislation and streaming rights had benefitted Swift.

“Joe Biden didn’t do something for Taylor, and by no means will,” Trump wrote, saying there was “no means” the singer would endorse Biden and “be disloyal to the person who made her a lot cash.”

“Moreover that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, despite the fact that he could also be a Liberal, and doubtless can’t stand me!” Trump added.

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Whereas Kelce has largely steered away from public feedback on politics, he drew the ire of the correct for showing in adverts selling Covid vaccines.

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