Taylor Swift praised her fans following her win at the 2013 CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 6. In a backstage meeting with reporters, the "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer said that she was proud of her fans for being "nice" to others.
"For me when I think about them, and I think about my fans as a group. I think about the little things. I think about the letters that I get from classrooms, and the YouTube videos of some little girl opening up her Christmas present and it's tickets to my show. And I think of young girls learning lessons on guitar," Swift said, as quoted by Us Weekly.
"Sometimes I'll sit in a position where I can watch people leave the shows and I'll look at the shirts that they made and the signs and some people will cover themselves in Christmas lights so I can see them from the stage. I know that's creepy but I just like to watch," she continued.
Swift also said of her fans, "I just feel so proud that my fans are always nice to other fans. They don't say hateful things. They don't say they're going to set people on fire or anything. They're not sending death threats to other people."
In addition to the statement to media, the 23-year-old singer retweeted a reporter's live tweet from the backstage event. "@taylorswift13 just complimented her fans for not being the type of fans who threaten to set other stars' fans on fire on Twitter. #accurate," the tweet read.
Swift apparently was making reference to other pop stars' fans who previously made headlines because of their behavior. Lady GaGa recently urged her Little Monster to stop sending hateful messages to Kelly Osbourne following her feud with the "Fashion Police" star. "Monsters, please just focus on the positive of tonight's performance and do not send any hateful messages. I don't support it. #SpreadLove," she tweeted. In July, Selena Gomez revealed that she received death threats from Justin Bieber's fans when they were dating.