Last month Taylor Swift got some backlash from New Yorkers when she announced that she was named New York City’s tourism ambassador.
Critics questioned how much Taylor could actually know about the city, since she has only lived in New York for a little over a year and was born in Pennsylvania.
But, fellow pop star, Long Island and New York native Billy Joel has come out defending Taylor as the new ambassador!
Here is what Billy had to say,
I see the New York press going, ‘Taylor Swift is going to be the new New York representative?’ You snoots. Let her in. That’s what New York is all about. I say, ‘Welcome.’
On a recent episode of “Good Morning America,” Taylor had this to say about her new position,
I’m still learning, but I’m so enthusiastic about this city that when I love something, I’m very vocal about it, New York was a huge landscape for what became this album. It’s affected my life in ways I’m not even aware of fully.
Taylor went on to talk about her new album “1989,” here’s what she had to say,
I started the album with ‘Welcome to New York’ because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years. It’s like an electric city and I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism. I saw New York as a place of endless potential and possibilities, and you can hear that reflected in this music and in this song
We are glad to hear that Taylor is loving New York! What do you think, will Taylor Swift make a great ambassador for New York?