Janet Jackson listened and has reacted to Taylor Swift’s “Snow on the Beach” and stans it like the rest of the world. See the sweet TikTok she posted below.
Even Janet can’t resist Taylor Swift’s brand new album Midnights. In a new TikTok, the 56-year-old legend can be seen vibing to TayTay’s new song “Snow on the Beach” featuring Lana Del Rey.
The “Rhythm Nation” singer is listening to and humming along with the new track while bobbing her head to the groove. When Taylor and Lana name drop her in the song—singing “now I’m all for you like Janet”—her face lights up and she smiles. At the end of the TikTok, Janet just says, “That’s nice.”
The lyric is a reference to Janet’s 2001 hit song “All For You.”
Saluting, fellow icon, she captioned the TikTok, “i LUV it @Taylor Swift.”
Now don’t think too hard in decoding this Easter egg, Swifties. Janet and Taylor go way back—to at least 2009 when Kanye West so infamously dissed Taylor at the VMAs.
Taylor has said Midnights is about all the thoughts and events that have kept her up at night. Maybe she’s been waiting for just the perfect time to thank Janet for the kindness she showed her when she was just 19 years old.
Aside from the Janet reference, “Snow on the Beach” is about “this sort of cataclysmic, fated moment,” Taylor said in an Oct. 12 Instagram video, “where you realize someone feels exactly the same way that you feel at the same moment.”