Taylor Swift has apparently been getting some flak for her CMT Awards performance with Def Leppard last week.
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott defended Taylor in the pages Rolling Stone magazine recently after critics said she sounded breathless during their performance of “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”
Elliott says Taylor had basically been running around like a madwoman prior to the song, having just picked up an award, running down some stairs, dashing to her dressing room to change clothes, all before heading back out to the stage.
“Literally, she’s running up the ramp, trying to put her in-ear monitoring in and clip the pack to the back of her skirt, so she can try to sing this thing,” says Elliott. “She’s such a bundle of energy.”
Taylor and Def Leppard had performed together prior to the CMT Awards, having joined up last year for an episode of CMT Crossroads. That episode will be airing again on CMT tonight.