Todrick Hall and Taylor Swift‘s friendship has been taken to another level thanks to the “You Need to Calm Down” video, which the pair co-executive-produced together. Hours after the video’s release Monday (June 17), Hall took to Instagram to share a heartfelt note to the superstar and her message-heavy clip.
Along with a series of pictures from the “You Need to Calm Down” set, Hall posted a caption thanking Swift for letting him be part of “something so special and SO important.” But Hall hailed Swift for more than the video: “Thanks for listening to me talk or sometimes rant about social injustices and using your platform to change people’s hearts and minds with your music.”
And after declaring that this was the most fun he’s ever had on set, Hall hilariously revealed, “Trying to pull you away from the drag queens was almost impossible.” Oh, and he kept those fabulous rainbow glitter platform boots.
Swift returned the love with a post that short-and-sweetly summed up their relationsip. “Just like my life, this video was co-executive produced by @todrick.”
Read Hall’s full post to Swift below, and follow that by watching the star-studded magic they created together.
AGHGHGHGH I am crying and voguing at the same time! Never in a million years would I have dreamed I’d be able to call this global superstar my best friend. But she has taught me that you can be on top of the world and still be grounded, humble, thoughtful and kind. Thank you @taylorswift for letting me be such a huge part of something so special and SO important! Thanks for listening to me talk or sometimes rant about social injustices and using your platform to change people’s hearts and minds with your music. Thanks for allowing me to bring all my besties to the party, this was the most fun I’ve had on any set, though trying to pull you away from the drag queens was almost impossible. I love you to the ends of the earth and back, and I can’t wait to keep strutting through life by your side you sweet sweet angel! ps I kept the shoes —