And then Swift herself commented on Rodrigo’s post: “I say this is my baby and I’m really proud.” (Word choice is a commonly used phrase for memes made by Swiftis, quoting Swift’s own mother, Andrea, from an old interview clip.)
“What’s breathing,” Rodrigo added in another post, a charming reaction to Swift’s comment.
Swift’s encouraging words indicate that she has had Rodrigo on her radar for at least a few weeks. Her comment seems to be a wink to another post from the singer’s “Driver’s License” account: on Swift’s birthday, Rodrigo celebrated with a photo of the pop star holding a lot of Grammys and the note “Happy Birthday Mom”
See Rodrigo’s reaction to Swift’s praise on Instagram and watch the driver’s license music video below.