The Sweet (and Significant) Story Behind Taylor Swift's New Cat

Taylor Swift's 'ME!' breaks YouTube record
Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ breaks YouTube’s 24-hour viewing record for a solo or female artist

02 May, 2019

With an opening slot that marks the live debut of Taylor Swift collab "ME!", the first-ever BBMAs performance from Panic!

After dropping the "ME!" music video - where Swift accepts Benjamin Button from Urie in the place of an engagement ring - Swift took to Instagram to introduce her new feline to the world. He's a tiny doe-eyed kitten named Benjamin Button, he loves tummy rubs and purring, and he has stolen what little remains of the internet's collective heart.

"He was just a cute kitten who didn't have a home", she told PEOPLE, adding that he was part of a program that "tries to get cute kittens adopted by putting them in commercials and stuff".

In life, Taylor Swift has a new man, but this time it is a cat. At the Disco's Brendon Urie, who's featured on "Me!"

"There have been times where I needed to take years off because I just felt exhausted, or I felt like, really low or really bad", she mused. And I love my cats so much that when a role came up in a movie called "Cats", I just thought like I've gotta do this.

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Watch Swift's new behind-the-scenes video for "ME!" above.

She added that she wanted the "High Hopes" hitmaker on board because he is "so enthusiastic about music that he would bring the level of energy up". Let us know what you think Me! sounds like in our Facebook comments! "Maybe not at first, but that's just because they're jealous".

She explained: "For me, writing, I've always known it was the main pillar holding up my career".

Here's hoping the upcoming seventh album isn't all sunshine and lollipops though. On April 26, the day she dropped "Me!", Swift made an unannounced appearance at a Nashville butterfly mural that only superfans had suspected was her genius.

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