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Taylor Swift Was FEELING Kelly Clarkson’s Billboard Music Awards Show

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards were full of beautiful political statements and powerful performances.

But there were other, subtler moments that you may have missed if you glanced away. 

One of them featured Taylor Swift rocking out to her own music … as Kelly Clarkson performed it.

Kelly Clarkson has one hell of a voice, and she performed a medley of some of 2017's biggest hits.

One of those hits, as you can see and hear in the video that we've included, is Taylor's epic revenge song: "Look What You Made Me Do."

Taylor released the song as the single that led up to Reputation dropping.

The song itself parodies how she has been portrayed while also promising revenge against a number of her enemies.

Notably, she had been feuding with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and with Katy Perry.

When Kelly began singing Taylor's lyrics, Taylor couldn't help but sing along.

Taylor was situated in the audience between teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes and 21-year-old heartthrob Camla Cabello.

(Which pretty much makes Taylor the envy of the entire world, doesn't it?)

In the video, we see Taylor mouth the lyrics while also posing — she can't help but know that the camera will be on her while Kelly is singing her words.

She quickly loses her composure and bursts into laughter, however.

She was clearly enjoying her time at the awards show. And why shouldn't she? She had the best-selling album of all of 2017.

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Taylor was clearly living her best life.

She was practically joined at the hip with the beautiful Camila Cabello, with whom she has also recently performed during her massive concert tour for Reputation.

Now, being good buddies is all well and good, and we're glad that Taylor was able to enjoy the music.

But she may have enjoyed some of the music a little too much.

See, when teen singing sensation Shawn Mendes took to the stage to perform "In My Blood," Taylor and Camila could not contain their enthusiasm.

A number of people — and their cameras — notice the two were standing to sway and dance to Shawn's music.

Most notably … Darren Criss.

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Criss recorded the humorous moment on his phone, saying "excuse me, miss" in a polite and certainly too-quiet-to-be-heard tone while showing that Taylor and Camila were obstructing his view.

He wanted to enjoy Shawn's performance.

Probably because he has two ears and a heart.

Some fans asked why he didn't also stand, but that would have been passing along the buck and essentially forcing the entire audience to stand.

That's no fun.

But Taylor and Camila enjoyed their friend's singing. That's what matters.

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Some artists get very touchy about covers by other artists.

Clearly, Taylor enjoyed Kelly Clarkson's inclusion of her lyrics.

No medley of 2017 hits would feel right without Taylor's music, and what better choice than her epic single that promised revenge on her enemies.

They say that success is the best revenge, so she's already making good on that promise.

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Janet Jackson Just Totally Owned the Billboard Music Awards

Yup. She's still got it, folks.

On Sunday night at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Janet Jackson was honored with a career achivement tropy.

Prior to accepting the ICON award, however, the legendary artist got up on stage for her first performance in nine years, as well as her first performance ever as a mother.

(Jackson gave birth in early 2017. At the age of 50.)

After being introduced by Bruno Mars, Jackson took to the Las Vegas stage in a sparkling gold sweatshirt dress and shiny gold thigh-high shoes.

She opened her medley of beloved hits with “Nasty,” as her mother Katherine and other family members, including nephew Prince Michael, smiled from the crowd.

Janet then launched into her 1993 song “Throb," reminding everyone of just how long she's been on the scene and just how many hits are in her catalog.

But it wasn't just Jackson's singing and dancing that brought attendees to their feet.

It was her sage and beautiful words afterward.

Upon accepting her well-earned award, Jackson praised the ongoing #MeToo movement, talking at length about this moment in our culture and in society.

“I’m deeply humbled and grateful for this award," she said, adding:

"I believe that for all the challenges… we live a great moment in history. It’s a moment that at long last women have made it clear that we will not be controlled, manipulated or abused.

"I stand with those women and those men.”

The 52-year-old became black woman to receive this distinction at the Billboard Music Awards.

But we can only hope she will not be the last.

Previous winners included Cher, Celine Dion, Prince, Jennifer Lopez and Neil Diamond.

"Our public discourse is loud and harsh," continued Janet.

"My prayer is that weary of such noise, we will turn back to the source of all calmness, that source is God.

"Everything we lack, God has in abundance: compassion, sensitivity, patience and boundless love.

"Again I want to thank all of you for this honor and I thank God for giving me the precious energy that lets me live my life as an artist who every day seeks to expand my capacity to love.”

Watch both Janet's performance AND her speech below.

Just prepare to get up out of your seat and cheer when it's all over…

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Billboard Music Awards: ALL the Red Carpet Fashion!

Taylor Swift walked her first red carpet in two years.

Janet Jackson needed a little bit of help at the last second.

And Jennier Lopez totally showed the world her bra!

The Billboard Music Awards were full of fun fashion, unique fashion and revealing fashion, along with simply the biggest names in the recording industry business.

Scroll down and then all around for a look at the ensembles that stood out the most…

1. Kelly Clarkson at the BMAs

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Kelly Clarkson co-hosted the Billboard Music Awards. And dazzled on the red carpet ahead of time.

2. Normani at the BMAs

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Normani must have a lot of confidence to pose this way in this sort of dress. Good for her!

3. Ashlee Simpson at the BMAs

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Hey! Ashlee Simpson! We remember you! Good to see you out and about on red carpets again.

4. Demi Lovato at the BMAs

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Demi Lovato went with the leopard skin look for the Billboard Music Awards. Like what you’re seeing?

5. Padma Lakshmi at the BMAs

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Is it any surprise that Padma Lakshmi looked amazing on the red carpet? No. Of course not.

6. Tyra Banks at the BMAs

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Tyra Banks is always very comfortable on a red carpet. She might as well have been born on one.

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Donald Glover Won’t Reveal Meaning Behind ‘This Is America’ Music Video

Donald Glover is taking an equivocal approach on the meaning behind his new music video, saying it’s not up to him to tell you what message to extract … so, figure it out yourself. We got Donald — aka Childish Gambino — Wednesday night at…

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