Pop sensation Taylor Swift, currently dazzling audiences on her Eras Tour, recently took to social media to unveil details about the re-release of her iconic album ‘1989,’ now titled ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version).’ However, her post garnered unexpected attention from billionaire Elon Musk, who suggested she post music and concert videos “directly on X.” This proposal didn’t sit well with Swifties, her devoted fan community, who responded with ridicule.
In her post, the “Love Story” singer shared, “It’s a new soundtrack. Here are the back covers and vault track titles for 1989 (my version). I can’t wait for this one to be out, seriously. Thank you for playing along, sleuthing, puzzling, and making these reveals so much chaotic fun (which is the best kind of fun, after all).”
Elon Musk, owner of the X platform, offered his recommendation: “I recommend posting some music or concert videos directly on the X platform.” His comment triggered a wave of mocking replies from fans and followers, many questioning why Swift would consider contributing her music to the platform’s new feature.
One user stated, “I’m sorry, but she’s not going to notice you,” while another commented, “With all due respect, Mr. Elon, sir, I think Miss Swift knows what she’s doing.”
A third person added, “You do realize Elon is trying to benefit from Taylor, right? Taylor doesn’t need Twitter to make money.”
Another quipped, “You’ll swiftly find out that she doesn’t want to.”
One astute observer noted, “She’s so powerful she has a literal billionaire looking for clout from her.”
In the midst of the discussion, a fan account emphasized, “Start paying fan pages more fairly for the engagement they bring to your app first.”