Olympian Adam Rippon reveals that Taylor Swift‘s ‘You Need To Calm Down’ which was originally launched as an LGBTQ anthem was never talked about before shooting his cameo in 2019. As a cast member, he barely seemed an exception to penetrate the secret!
The overwhelming confidentiality
As Adam appeared in an interview on Hot And Rich with comedian Cait Raft on Wednesday, he told, ‘When we shot the music video we did not hear the song. I had never heard the song.’ While Adam does not happen to be a close friend of the pop star, he wasn’t sure about why he was asked to collaborate for the track and joked, ‘I guess I’m just famous.’
Realizing the actual motif
It was only when Adam came to recognize the castmates including Laverne Cox, RuPaul, Billy Porter, Ellen DeGeneres, Hayley Kiyoko, and Queer Eye’s Fab Five, that he fell back upon the possible theme. Rippon remarked laughing, ‘I started looking around and was like “Oh, everyone’s gay”‘. Afterward, Cait asked the guest, ‘They like didn’t tell you anything about the song?’ whose reply came, ‘No, I knew nothing’. The list of VIPs even starred celebs like Katy Perry, Ryan Reynolds, and Ciara that earned its label as a major event.
Full proof ceiling
Recalling his experience of the filmography, Adam detailed, ‘So, there was a car that picked me up and then we made a stop [where] I had to drop my phone off. Then we drove to the set after that.’
Now, to speak about the security measures adopted during the shoot, it went far beyond the extreme as two helicopters circled above the ground to prevent spies’ or paparazzi’s intervention. Lastly, Adam branded Taylor as a charming soul to spread positivity in the surrounding ambience.