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Taylor Swift Sunkissed In Skimpy Bikini Shows Off Her Butterflies

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By Evie Scott on May 23, 2024 at 3:30 PM EDT

Taylor Swift may have fans listening to new The Tortured Poets Department album on repeat, but nobody's forgotten her 2019 beats. Ushering in a bubblegum pop ear with her "You Need To Calm Down" single that year, the 34-year-old kept promo for the beats colorful as she honored the LGBTQ community with an upbeat music video, and the whole thing even came complete with a bikini-clad moment showing Taylor's back covered in a temporary butterflies tattoo. In a photo that's still live on her Instagram, Swift posed back to the camera and from a sunny space filled with brightly colored parasols, lawns, and yellow fencing, also peeping her bikini body in a pink swimwear top.

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Taylor Swift Is Sunkissed With A Bikini And Butterflies

Scroll for the photo. Overlooking the eye-popping music video set as she flaunted her toned back and shoulder blades, Tay-Tay kept it girly in a halterneck bikini in pale pink.

Drawing the eye to the massive swarm of butterflies covering much of her upper back, the Grammy winner showed hints of the hot pink, faux fur jacket donned in the video, completing her look with shades, heart-shaped earrings, plus a curled bun hairdo.

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With "You Need To Calm Down" written in text in the image, fans got the message that this snap was promoting the hit single, although the caption kept things cryptic. "Gxgjxkhdkdkydkhdkhfjvjfj," Swift wrote, disabling comments. Over 1.6 million likes have been left, including celebrity ones from supermodel Gigi Hadid and actress Blake Lively. The "You Need To Calm Down" famously made headlines for featuring fellow singer Katy Perry in the music video, with the two embracing as they wore burger and French fry costumes.

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Says Rights 'Stripped'

Taylor's video proved controversial, with Swift herself opening up about it.

"Rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn't a straight white cisgender male," the blonde told Vogue. "I didn't realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I'm not a part of." She continued: "It's hard to know how to do that without being so fearful of making a mistake that you just freeze. Because my mistakes are very loud. When I make a mistake, it echoes through the canyons of the world."

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Glitter Dress For 'Time'

Taylor's fame has hit a whole new level since the April release of The Tortured Poets Department. Alongside continuing to front media outlets for her high-profile relationship with athlete Travis Kelce, the star has been marking her success on Instagram. In December 2023, she fronted Time as its Person the Year, sharing this snap as she rocked a low-cut, glittery dress. Fans left the post over 5 million likes.

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