Ian McKellen says he was evicted from his apartment by Taylor Swift

Actor also claims to have rejected an offer to appear onstage with the singer

Actor Ian McKellen has claimed that he was kicked out of an apartment in New York by Taylor Swift.

McKellen recently made headlines by reciting Swift song lyrics in a viral video, with the singer later inviting McKellen and his friend Patrick Stewart to join her “squad”.

Speaking recently to Gay Star News however, McKellen has revealed that he was living at Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson’s apartment when Swift purchased the property.

McKellen is quoted as saying, “When I was living in Peter Jackson’s apartment in New York, Taylor Swift bought it while I was there and I was thrown out before I wanted to leave! That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it?”

He added, “She bought it, she had every right to — I was just lodging there for free! She did ask me to appear with Patrick Stewart at her show in LA, but I had something else to do that night.”


Taylor Swift has been inviting a series of guests onstage with her at recent live shows, including Beck and St Vincent, Alanis Morissette and even Friends actress Lisa Kudrow.

On Saturday (August 29), Swift was joined by Avril Lavigne to sing ‘Complicated’ at her San Diego concert.