Amidst all the happenings in the popular culture, a tale of budding romance between pop sensation Taylor Swift and NFL star Travis Kelce has managed to captivate the world. Following a weekend filled with noteworthy events, the leading figures of late-night television shared their takes on the matter.
Kelce’s team, the Kansas City Chiefs, had a bye this past weekend, prompting Kelce to fly to Argentina to attend one of Swift’s concerts. During the show, Swift altered the lyrics of one of her songs to incorporate Kelce’s name, visibly amusing him. After the performance, she dashed off the stage, leaping into his outstretched arms for an embrace and kiss before disappearing into the tunnel, leaving fans to share the moment over social media.
Here’s what the top three late-night hosts had to say about Swelce’s eventful rendezvous in Argentina.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
“I’m thoroughly thrilled because I’m an ardent fan of Taylor. I’m what you call a Swiffer. I’d go so far as to call myself a WetJet. Anyway, Trav-Trav journeyed there for Tay-Tay’s tour. It was particularly endearing when, during the concert, Taylor tailored the lyrics to reference Travis Kelce,” Colbert remarked before airing a snippet of the song “Karma.”
“Actually, it’s slightly embarrassing. She got that one wrong. Karma does not pertain to the guy on the Chiefs. Kelce is the guy on the Chiefs. Here’s a tip, Taylor: Their names are right on the back of their shirts.”
“Of course, this is not the first time a pop icon has altered her lyrics to honor an NFL boyfriend,” Colbert joked, before showing a clip of Celine Deon singing, “Near. Far. Wherever you Gronk.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“Have you seen this video of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift? … Travis Kelce flew all the way to Argentina to see Taylor Swift in concert, and you know she makes him buy the tickets? He has to get them on Ticketmaster, like everybody else. And after the show, she comes off stage, and he’s there, she runs, jumps into his arms, and then he ran her back 57 yards for a touchdown.”
“These two! She’s on tour around the world and still makes it to his games on Sundays. He’s in the middle of football season, flying to Buenos Aires … they’re making it very hard for every other couple that’s in a long-distance relationship right now. (Gestures like he’s on the phone.) Oh, you can’t make it to my mom’s house for Thanksgiving this year? Travis flew to Singapore for Taylor!”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
“Well, everyone’s talking about this: Saturday night, Travis Kelce went to Taylor Swift’s concert in Argentina. And during Taylor’s performance of Karma, she changed the words of the song to say, ‘Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, comin’ straight home to me.’ Meanwhile, the Chief’s punter, Tommy Townsend, was like, ‘Oh my god, is Taylor singing about me?'”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers air on NBC; Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC; Late Night with Stephen Colbert airs on CBS.