After the October 2 duet which marks T.I.'s first live performance as a free man after the taping of BET Hip-Hop Awards, Swift tweets, 'Hands in the air- welcome back @Tip!!'
Taylor Swift snagged T.I. as a special guest at her live concert in Atlanta. Together, they rocked Philips Arena by joining forces in his 2008 hit single "Live Your Life". This marks Tip's first-ever live performance after the taping of BET Hip-Hop Awards since he was released from halfway house after serving a 10-month jail stint.
Wearing a black mini dress and knee-length boots, 21-year-old Swift opened the set by delivering the hook which is originally sung by Rihanna. The blonde beauty then shouted Tip's name and waited at the end of the stairs for the rapper. When he finally showed up, the crowd gave their loud scream.
"Singing 'Live Your Life' with TI tonight was unreal. LOUDEST screams from the crowd, 14,000 people, hands in the air- welcome back @Tip!!" Swift tweeted hours after the concert. Not only was she supported onstage by T.I., but the pop/country singer also got a visit from Nelly and Young Jeezy baskstage.
During her "Speak Now" tour, Swift is well known for bringing surprise guests to her concerts. A day prior, she collaborated with Usher in a live rendition of "Yeah!". She tweeted, "I got to say 'peace up, A-town down' in atlanta then @UsherRaymondIV came out and sang 'Yeah!' with me. I'm thinking 'is this real life?' "
After performing in Atlanta, Swift will next be seen visiting her devotees in North Little Rock, New Orleans, San Diego, Tampa, Houston and many other big cities in North America. Once the trek is completed, she will take a break for a few months before returning to the road for an Australian leg.
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