John Travolta suffered an awards show faux pas on Monday night when he accidentally went to present Jade with Taylor’s Video of the Year accolade for “You Need to Calm Down” on stage, but it seems he wasn’t the only one who got the two stars confused, as Jade has now revealed Taylor’s own close pal Gigi made the same mistake.
She said: “At the after-party Gigi Hadid kept thinking I was Taylor – they’re really good friends. The drunker we got, I guess the more Taylor I became for everyone!”
But Jade insists she’s honored by both slip-ups because it means she “did [her] job right” in recreating the 29-year-old singer’s look.
Travolta is laughing off mistaking RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
The 65-year-old actor presented the Video of the Year prize to the star for her tune “You Need to Calm Down,” when he confused the drag queen – who appears in the video as Taylor, 29 – for the singer herself.
But speaking to Dallas-Fort Worth radio station Hot 93.3 on Thursday, he insisted he “was looking for” the “Shake It Off” star amid the chaos, as there were “so many people that bombarded the stage.”
“The video has me trying to find her, and you know, I thought it was so funny the way it was interpreted,” the Grease actor said. “And it’s cool, I didn’t care.”
The star also referenced the viral moment from the Academy Awards five years ago, when he called Idina Menzel by the name Adele Dazeem, quipping: “If I shave my head, it’s headlines. If I mispronounce something, that’s headlines, and I know that about me.”
He also joked “it would have been awesome” had he handed the award to Jolie, and that he “should have just gone all the way with it”.