Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter, has received an honorary doctorate from the New York University in fine arts. Ms Swift turned up at New York’s Yankee Stadium in a cap, blue gown, and a black dress.
The singer, 32, was in attendance for the ceremony at the Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, where she joined the other graduates in a purple and black gown and matching cap.
Taylor shared a video of her getting ready for the big event, telling her followers: ‘Wearing a cap and gown for the very first time – see you soon NYU.’
She delivered the commencement address for the class of 2022, joking to the audience: ‘I’m 90% sure the reason I’m here is because I have a song called ’22.’
Taylor added: ‘Last time I was in a stadium this size, I was dancing in heels and wearing a glittery leotard. This outfit is much more comfortable.’
It wasn’t just her song 22 that got a mention in her speech, however, as Taylor also told the family and friends of the graduates: ‘Let me say to you now: Welcome to New York — it’s been waiting for you.’
Taylor’s honorary degree means she is technically Dr Swift, and she told the crowds: ‘I’d like to thank NYU for making me technically, at paper at least, a doctor.
‘Not the type of doctor you would want around in case of an emergency, unless your specific emergency was that you desperately needed to hear a song with a catchy hook and an intensely cathartic bridge section.
‘Or if your emergency was that you needed a person who can name over 50 breeds of cats in one minute.’
– With metro.co.uk input