Swift nabbed yet another award from NME as the Best International Solo Artist of the year. Shaped like a hand flipping the bird, Swift responded to the “aggressive” statue the same way she has come to master any potentially negative feedback — with class and a laugh.
“When you first open up the box, it feels a little aggressive. And then you get used to it, you put it on the shelf. You know what? I kind of like it,” Swift said in her acceptance speech video (she was unable to attend the ceremony). “First impressions were a little weird here, but now I understand that this is actually like a strange compliment. You’re like being cheeky about it.”
The only thing better than watching the 1989 superstar’s playful NME acceptance speech? Noticing her cat Olivia Benson in the background at 0:32. Watch the full video below.