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Shawn Mendes Couldn’t Hold Himself Back from Gushing About Taylor Swift

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Shawn Mendes recently joined Taylor Swift for a special performance on her Reputation Stadium Tour stop in Los Angeles and he just can’t seem to stop gushing about it! To be fair, we can’t stop gushing over their duet either; it was absolute perfection.

If you’ve been following T.Swizzle’s Reputation Stadium Tour so far, you’re probably well aware of the fact that she’s already brought some special guests on stage to perform with her. These surprise performances and duets include none other than Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez (duh, this one was a no-brainer!) and, you guessed it, Shawn.

To the delight of many die-hard fans, the “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” singer (and, if you all remember, Tay’s former tour opener) joined the songstress at her LA tour stop on Friday, May 18th. Just like the fans, Shawn could not get over the performance and on the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, he just couldn’t stop himself from gushing about the awesome experience with E! and talking about what it meant to him. Dare we say, there was nothing holdin’ him back from spewing straight awesomeness about Tay? Eh? Okay, we’ll stop.

Anyway, of his duet with Taylor, Shawn said, “It was unbelievable. It was obviously just really awesome to be back and to be with her, but it’s a very different thing to be brought out as a special guest from opening.” Well, that makes total sense since he was only there to perform one song as opposed to filling up roughly 30 minutes before the main act (a.k.a. Taylor) came on stage.

However, that’s not all Shawn discussed on the red carpet. He also talked about traveling the world to promote his latest self-titled album, his anxiety and even opened up about why his song, “Youth,” with Khalid is so important to him.