Everyone knows him as Marshmello, the famous DJ identified by his iconic marshmallow mask with an X over each eye. Yet only a selected few know who he really is, including Taylor Swift.
Singer, Taylor Swift, is now part of a select group of people who have all seen the man under the Marshmello mask.
Earlier in December, Taylor was officially crowned Woman of the Decade by Billboard. In the interview, she shared an anecdote about meeting Billie Eilish and Marshmello in her dressing room. This was just before the American Cancer Society's annual We Can Survive benefit concert.
"Two dudes walked in – I didn't know which one was him." The singer added; "It's really smart! Because he's got a life, and he can get a house that doesn't have to have a paparazzi-proof entrance."
This may be a great idea for stars after Taylor reportedly used facial recognition tech at her concerts to protect against stalkers. She was also reported to have travelled inside a suitcase to avoid paparazzi. There have also been several burglaries at her home, with some of her stalkers receiving legal punishment. Makes sense why she'd be into the idea of masking her identity.
Even though that might be a great way of living a famous life, Swift is embracing the platform her fame has given her as a way to fight back against what she sees as injustices in the music industry.
Taylor addressed her recent altercations with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta about owning her music. She has also alluded to her past fights against Spotify and Apple Music for artist royalties, adding that "New artists and producers and writers need work, and they need to be likable and get booked in sessions, and they can't make noise – but if I can, then I'm going to. I know that it seems like I'm very loud about this, but it's because someone has to be."
The singer also added in the interview that due to her spirit, more than 20 new artists have reached out to her personally to ask for help navigating the beginnings of fame. "I've had several upheavals of somehow not being what I should be. And this happens to women in music way more than men. That's why I get so many phone calls from new artists out of the blue – like, 'Hey, I'm getting my first wave of bad press, I'm freaking out, can I talk to you?' And the answer is always yes! I take it as a compliment because it means that they see what has happened over the course of my career, over and over again."