Nelly has said that joining Taylor Swft and Haim onstage this week made him feel old.
Swifty teamed up with rapper Nelly in his hometown of St Louis, Missouri on Tuesday night. The pop star stopped off in the city as part of her ‘1989’ world tour, inviting both Nelly and support band Haim onstage during the show to perform the rapper’s 2002 hit ‘Hot In Herre’.
Speaking about the night in a new interview in Rolling Stone, Nelly was full of praise for Swift. “She’s just a dope person,” he said. “She ain’t got no ill wills or nothing like that, and that’s kind of hard when you come from where we come from. You rarely come across those type of people. It’s kind of like, Taylor Swift and my granny. Who doesn’t love both of those people?”
Speaking specifically about the St Louis gig, Nelly went on to admit that seeing people ten years younger than him enthuse about one of his earliest hits made him feel his age. “It was hilarious. I loved it, man. And the girls, Haim, they’re just as energetic. It made me feel … just a tad bit old. They were like, ‘I can’t believe we’re gonna rock out with Nelly. I cannot believe it.’
Nelly joins a long list of artists to join Swift onstage during her ‘1989’ tour dates. Just last weekend Mick Jagger joined her to perform a version of his band’s 1965 hit ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’.
Other artists who have made cameo appearances on the ‘1989’ tour include Fetty Wap, The Weeknd, St Vincent, Beck, Jason Derulo, Avril Lavigne. Steven Tyler and Wiz Khalifa.