TIME Music

Watch a Sparkly Taylor Swift Perform ‘Shake It Off’ For the First Time at the VMAs

The 1989 track gets a live debut

Taylor Swift got in touch with her inner showgirl at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards when she performed new single “Shake It Off” for the first time, while dressed in a sparkly two-piece.

The country-singer-turned-bona-fide-pop-diva was introduced by her BFF Lorde, who says the two have a fair amount in common despite the fact that, at this point, T-Swift is basically cheer captain and Lorde’s in the bleachers.

View the full performance here.

Your browser, Internet Explorer 8 or below, is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites.

Learn how to update your browser