*Taylor Swift did her do on the VMA stage Sunday, performing her debut song dedicated to her “best friend” Kanye West, “Innocent.” But she received mixed reviews from folks saying that it was a bit overdone, ridiculous, and frankly unnecessary.
Before belting out her solemn sounds of forgiveness, a rewind of the dreadfully hilarious moment from last year’s awards show when West rudely interrupted the singer’s acceptance speech. She sang:
“It’s okay, life is a tough crowd,
Thirty-two and still growing up now…
Time turns flames to embers,
You’ll have new Septembers,
Every one of us has messed up, too (ohh),
Minds change like the weather,
I hope you remember,
Today is never too late,
To be brand new (ohhhhhh)
It’s all right, just wait and see,
Your string of lights are bright to me (oh!),
Who you are is not where you’ve been,
You’re still an innocent”
Critics were yawnfully impressed with her performance.
NPR even had a few words to share about it:
“The spectacle of an insanely wealthy 20-year-old singer using the phrase ‘who you are is not what you did’ to describe not a reformed criminal or a family member who grievously erred and must be forgiven, but to describe someone she doesn’t really know whose only misdeed is rudeness at an awards show is just jaw-droppingly self-involved, and adding ‘you’re still an innocent,’ with its implications of purity, borders on the creepy.”
Nice try Taylor… well, in the words of “Dr.” Laura… not really. Sucky try.