Wow, the Taylor Swift Music Awards last night, November 24th, were crazy. She danced, she sang, she won enough awards to bypass Michael Jackson as the artist with the most American Music Awards under their belt. Oh—wait, that’s right. Those were the American Music Awards. At times, the 2019 AMAs felt more like a big party for Swift. She won Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Album, Favorite Contemporary Artist, and Artist of the Decade. So, excuse us for thinking it was just a big #TaylorSwiftRules bash.

taylor swift performing at the 2019 AMAs
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And yeah, Scooter Braun. You could definitely say she stuck it to “The Man.” Ahem, ahem.

Swift, who performed a medley of her biggest hits throughout her 15-year career last night, was almost held back from doing so due to her battle with her former record label Big Machine Label Group, which, along with her former manager Scooter Braun, retains the rights to all of her work pre-Lover.

Thanks to the public backlash against Braun and Big Machine’s refusal to let Swift play her songs, they backed off and let Swift do her thing at the AMAs. She did so while wearing a white shirt covered in her prior records’ names (while she sang a powerful line from her recent hit “The Man”).

Cheeky, Swift. Very cheeky.

We have never meant it more when we say, Swift absolutely got what she deserved. All the awards she picked up last night were awards she worked hard to receive. It’s been one heck of a Swift-filled decade, and we can’t wait to see what the next 10 years have in store for Swift and her Swifties.

No, Taylor. We love you.