Long before Taylor Swift declared that the “old Taylor” was dead, back before she pulled in the reigns on social media sharing, Swift was the patron saint of famous friendships. While she touted a girl gang made up of models, actresses, and singers—Swift was always really close with Ed Sheeran. Their online friendship has seemingly wavered over the last year or so, but the besties are back to doing what they do best: roasting one another.
Playfully busting each others’ balls is a hallmark of the Swift/Sheeran friendship. There’s always a lot of tall/short jokes being thrown around, but at the end of the day, we can remember that Swift gave Sheeran his big break when he opened for her on her Red tour, and there’s a lot of love between them.
On Wednesday, September 12th, Swift shared a rare intimate Instagram video of the two stars on a hike. Sheeran appears to be out of breath and Swift jokes, “It’s called exercise, have you ever done cardio? Strumming a guitar doesn’t count.” She also asks, “You OK, bro?” and Sheeran just flips her off. This playful repartee is why fans used to ship these two.
Swift pretty much only posts on Instagram if it has to do with her career and this goofy video is no exception. The friends are both nominated for AMAs and the video is a reminder to go vote. Swift and Sheeran are both nominated for Artist of the Year and are also nominated, along with Drake, in the Favorite Album, Pop/Rock category.
We suppose when you’re always up for the same awards as your best friend, things are naturally going to get a bit heated.