Be fearless! That was the message Taylor Swift gave new artists and fans with big dreams during her speech at the 2021 Brit Awards on Tuesday (May 11).
The "Willow" singer was on hand to accept the global icon honor, which was presented to her by Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. After gushing about the HBO fantasy drama and fangirling over getting the award from the actress who portrayed the fierce Arya Stark, Swift got down to business by thanking her friends and family for their support.
Swift, who noted that she released three albums during the pandemic, used her platform to inspire up-and-coming artists as well as those who have big dreams for their futures. "I need you to hear me when I say that there is no career path that comes free of negativity," she shared in her emotional speech, during which she became teary. "If you're being met with resistance, that probably means doing something new. If you're experiencing turbulence or pressure, that probably means you're rising.