Taylor Swift urged students to come to terms with life’s embarrassments as she gave a college commencement speech after receiving an honorary doctorate.
Swift, 32, told thousands of New York University students at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday that getting into embarrassing scratches was just a reality.
“Learn to live with the grimace,” she said as she received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from the prestigious college.
“No matter how you try to avoid being cringe, you will look back on your life and gnashing of teeth.”
Swift added, “Life can be heavy, especially if you’re trying to carry it all at once.”
The superstar also made a modest joke during her eloquent speech, saying, “I’m 90% sure I got invited because I have a song called ’22’.”
The red pop star didn’t go to college, but jumped straight into the music business at the age of 17 after graduating from high school a year early.
She urged the students to think about those who cared for them as children and answered all of their questions growing up, no matter how ridiculous. The music icon suggested students think of a way to thank that person if they were in the crowd with them, or remember them if they’ve since passed away.
“Wearing a cap and dress for the very first time – see you soon NYU,” the crooner wrote in an Instagram post as she was seen heading to Yankee Stadium in New York City where the event will take place.
Taylor Swift has been waging the opening ceremony of the NYU at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. She received an honorary doctorate in fine arts, after leaving school to enter the music industry instead of going to college.
Taylor Swift is pictured at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday as she prepared to deliver the commencement address to NYU graduates and accept an honorary doctorate of performing arts
Taylor was clearly thrilled to receive her honorary degree at New York’s famous baseball stadium and was seen pumping air as she strode across the field.
The music icon donned a pair of leopard print heels for the occasion and did a wave across the baseball field
Graduate girl: Taylor Swift was seen with her cap and dress in a new social media post
In the spotlight: The 32-year-old singer-songwriter is set to receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on Monday. The red pop star will also address the graduating class of the distinguished school
Her father Scott Kingsley Swift, 70, took pictures.
The star wore her long blonde hair with bright red lipstick. The purple and black dress was worn over a sleeveless black dress, as she also wore it over high heels with a fun leopard print.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place Monday at Yankee Stadium.
The honorary degree will be a first for Taylor as her career was well underway since graduating from high school.
Pretty kicks: The hit designer also wore high heels with a fun leopard print. Her father Scott Kingsley Swift, 70, took the photo
The under-look: The purple and black dress was worn over a sleeveless black dress as she also wore it
NYU’s start will recognize the graduating classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022, due to the pandemic.
The university announced the upcoming plans in March.
“I cannot overstate how thrilled I am to reunite in person with graduates, parents, faculty and honorees for the launch of NYU,” NYU President Andrew Hamilton said in a statement. hurry.
A closer look: The Bad Blood star wore her long blonde hair with bright red lipstick
Hi All: She was later seen at Yankee Stadium to deliver New York University’s 2022 kickoff speech
“Since 2019, we have been deprived of the festive and community joy of Commencement, and its absence is sorely felt.
“Few groups of graduates deserve more celebration than these classes: Their pursuit of studies disrupted, isolated by a dreadful pandemic, these classes – 2022, 2021 and 2020 – have distinguished themselves by their courage, their grace and their patience .
“We come to Yankee Stadium with a renewed sense of appreciation for the act of celebrating together in person, a recognition of the tremendous accomplishments of our graduates, and a respect for their character and perseverance.”
Keeping a Low Profile: Swift has talked a lot about re-recording music; seen in 2021
A golden girl: Swift seen in 2019 while performing at the AMAs in LA