Taylor Swift catches a lot of heat for her prissy tendencies (not to mention her constant state of surprise), but is there a secret gangsta persona hiding beneath her precious exterior? Earlier this year, Tay made viral waves when she demonstrated during a radio segment that she not only knew the words to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” but that she could spit them in Minaj’s trademark lickity-split style.
Now, thanks to our friends at Vulture, we find out that Taylor Swift’s knowledge of hip hop history extends beyond today’s Top 40. At a recent performance in Grand Rapids, Michigan, T-Swizzle broke out her acoustic guitar and, much to the delight of the crowd, tore into the first verse of Eminem‘s Mitten State anthem, “Lose Yourself.” And you know what? Even the most vehement Swift haters would agree that she didn’t totally embarrass herself; her performance, while understandably less intense than Em’s in 8 Mile, is delivered in a manner that’s both playful and convincing. Color us impressed. Next stop: “Yonkers”!