Cause paw-pposites attract. Shortly before the 2019 Billboard Music Awards began Wednesday evening, Taylor Swift posted a photo with Paula Abdul. And as if we needed any more reason to freak out over this already incredible picture of this pair of icons, they posed with Swift's cats Benjamin Button and Olivia Benson.
Wow, Benjamin Button the cat and Olivia Benson the cat got to hang out backstage at the BBMAs with Swift and meet Paula Abdul? What a night for Benjamin Button the cat and Olivia Benson the cat. I hope Meredith Grey the cat does not feel too left out. If she does? Well, I would tell her to shake it paw-ff, shake it paw-ff. Yes, this story calls for another corny paw pun. Look what it made me mew.
Yeah, it is a real bummer Meredith Grey the cat missed out, but what can you do? Hey, it's not like Swift should have to pass on an opportunity to take a photograph with Abdul just because Meredith Grey the cat made like MC Scram Kat (i.e., is not there). Also, it's Paula flippin' Abdul. You don't pass on an opportunity to take a photograph with her.
And Swift clearly understands that. “I’m trying to give them a normal upbringing but when the little ones and I ran into the flawless @PaulaAbdul on the way to red carpet we STRAIGHT UP had to get a pic,” she tweeted. Sometimes, you just have to set aside your parenting philosophies for a quick moment and make sure your little ones get a pic with a living legend. And for this pic, I am straight up (now tell me) thankful. Oh, oh, oh, I am having fun.
Don't mind me as my eyeballs rush, rush on over to this important photograph.
Abdul also shared the photo before the show, writing, "Ran into @taylorswift13 and her two babies backstage at @BBMAs I JUST ADORE YOU!!!! xoxoxoxoP"
Did Abdul, Swift, Benjamin Button the cat, and Olivia Benson the cat win the night before the Billboard Music Awards even began? Maybe they did, maybe they did.
After they took this purr-fect photo with Benjamin Button the cat and Olivia Benson the cat, Swift and Abdul hit the red carpet, filed into the venue, and prepared to take the stage at the BBMAs. Oh, you thought "pose for purr-fect photo with Benjamin Button the cat and Olivia Benson the cat" was the only thing these two pop superstars had on the docket? Try again. Swift opened the show with her brand new single “ME!”, and Abdul will perform a medley of her hit tunes later on in the evening. Swift is also up for the Top Female Artist and Top Touring Artist awards.
Somewhere, Karyn the cobra is devastated she did not get a chance to pose with the artist who brought the lyric "He's a coldhearted snake lookin' into his eyes" to Top 40 radio. You will get 'em next time, Karyn.