“It’s crucial that we demonstrate our backing for the Bird this weekend,” Nugget, the host of Q102 radio, stated prior to Sunday’s game.
This weekend, Philadelphia Swifties will need to pick their radio stations wisely.
Taylor Swift’s friendship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is the reason local radio outlet Q102 has decided to prohibit her songs ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl 57 rematch between the Eagles and Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
In a chat with CBS News Philadelphia, Q102 presenter Nugget stated, “Question102 is kicking Taylor Swift away on their radio channel for all of Saturday as although Q102 adores Swift and we cannot hear anymore of her, and so it’s vital that we show solidarity for the Birds.”
According to reports, Swift’s music will be back on the radio on Tuesday after the game’s result is made public.
Before Sunday’s game, Swift, 33, is being mocked by Nugget and other Philadelphia natives for her connections to Travis, 34, and the Chiefs. Patti LaBelle said as much during a conversation on Friday’s broadcast of The Hall and Hall Show.
You know what, allow me to clarify. “Back up, boo-boo, Taylor and all your ‘Swifties,” exclaimed the 79-year-old “Lady Marmalade” singer. The Chiefs are in decline. The Eagles will prevail. It’s finalized. Thus, Taylor, please stay at home; I adore you.”
Conversely, Swift just changed a line in “Karma” on her Eras Tour stop in Buenos Aires last week as a way of expressing her gratitude for Travis’ crew. The NFL great himself responded endearingly to her song, “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me,” which sparked wild cheers from the audience.
Earlier this week, Travis and his Eagles-playing brother Jason discussed the incident on their podcast, New Heights w Jason and Travis Kelce. The siblings disclosed that Travis had been informed beforehand that Swift might take special measures to acknowledge his being in the audience following his weekend flight to Argentina during his bye week.
“Yes, indeed, I was unaware of that,” he started, but then changed his tone and acknowledged, “Well, I may have had some idea, but when I heard it come from her mouth, [it] still shocked me.”
Jason, 35, made reference to the extensively shared fan video that showed the NFL player’s response to Swift’s shoutout when he added, “You could tell in the video” that Travis was taken aback. “I thought, ‘Oh, she actually said that,'” Travis recalled.