Taylor Swift on Watching Kendrick Lamar Record "Bad Blood": 'One of the Most Inspiring Experiences of My Life'

Taylor Swift recently released her re-recorded album, '1989 (Taylor's Version),' which includes the "Bad Blood" remix.

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Taylor Swift has immense gratitude for Kendrick Lamar.

The Midnights singer took to Instagram on Friday to thank K.Dot for re-recording their collaborative song “Bad Blood” so she could "reclaim and own this work." She shared a throwback of her and Kendrick, a clip of what appears to be her singing the track during her Eras Tour, and the album artwork for the 1989 (Taylor's Version) deluxe edition, which includes the “Bad Blood” remix.

“Watching @kendricklamar create and record his verses on the ‘Bad Blood’ remix was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life,” she wrote. “I still look back on this collaboration with so much pride and gratitude, for the ways Kendrick elevated the song and the way he treats everyone around him.”

“Every time the crowds on The Eras Tour would chant his line, ‘You forgive, you forget, but you never let it…go!’, I smiled. The reality that Kendrick would go back in and re-record ‘Bad Blood’ so that I could reclaim and own this work I’m so proud of is surreal and bewildering to me. I’m overjoyed to say that the ‘Bad Blood Remix’ (featuring Kendrick Lamar) is available everywhere on the 1989 Deluxe Edition.”

1989 (Taylor’s Version) is the latest release in her series of re-recordings designed to get her ownership over her masters again. The album also includes five vault tracks: “Slut!,” “Say Don’t Go,” “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Suburban Legends” and “Is It Over Now?” None of those songs have features, making Kendrick’s appearance on the “Bad Blood” remix special for fans.

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