Taylor Swift Performs “Expensive John” Reside for First Time in 11 Years

Forward of the July seventh launch of Converse Now (Taylor’s Model), Taylor Swift carried out the album monitor “Expensive John” dwell for the primary time in 11 years throughout her “The Eras Tour” present in Minneapolis on Saturday night time.

Swift prefaced the efficiency — which was one of many night time’s two shock songs — by saying: “I’m not placing this album out so you may go on the web and defend me towards somebody you suppose I wrote a tune about 14 million years in the past… Lengthen your kindness to the web and please don’t go after anybody since you suppose I wrote a tune about them a billion years in the past.”

It’s been lengthy surmised that “Expensive John” is about John Mayer, who briefly dated Swift in 2009. The tune was launched the next yr on Swift’s album, Converse Now.

In a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Mayer stated he was “actually humiliated” by the tune. He added, “I by no means obtained an e-mail. I by no means obtained a telephone name. I used to be actually caught off-guard, and it actually humiliated me at a time once I’d already been dressed down. I imply, how would you’re feeling if, on the lowest you’ve ever been, somebody kicked you even decrease?” For her half, Swift has stated it was “presumptuous” for Mayer to imagine “Expensive John” was about him.

Even so, Mayer nonetheless finds himself on the receiving finish of adverse feedback from Swift followers. Following the re-release of Pink in November 2021, Mayer posted an instance of a dying menace he had acquired. “I’ve been getting so many messages like these the previous couple days. I’m not upset. I simply are inclined to have a curious thoughts and really feel compelled to ask. Do you actually hope that I die?” he requested the fan who subsequently apologized.

Converse Now (Taylor’s Model) is due out on July seventh. Earlier this week, Swift confirmed new worldwide dates for “The Eras Tour.”