Taylor Swift: Stephen A. Smith reveals he spent $20k on tickets to see pop star after being ‘hoodwinked’ by his daughters… but claims it was the best concert he’s ever seen!

Stephen A. Smith has revealed he spent a whopping $20,000 on tickets for a Taylor Swift concert – and it was worth every dime.

The First Take analyst, renowned for his impassioned rants about sport, opened up on his surprise outing during Thursday’s instalment of the ESPN show.

When quizzed on the news that Swift is now dating Travis Kelce, Smith started by saying how the Kansas City Chiefs star could do ‘a lot worse’.

He then added: ‘I gotta tell you something right now. I’m dead serious about this, that concert was off the chain.’

Moderator Molly Qerim then asked in disbelief: ‘You went to the [Taylor Swift] concert?’

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Stephen A. Smith has revealed he spent $20,000 on tickets for a Taylor Swift concert

Smith went on to say the concert was worth ever dime, describing it as the best he's ever seen

Smith went on to say the concert was worth ever dime, describing it as the best he’s ever seen

Smith continued: ‘I went to the concert because my daughters were driving me crazy.’

Retired NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky then interrupted to point out that he had described it as the best concert he’s ever been to on his podcast.

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Smith confirmed it by insisting: ‘Ever.’

‘Now I never went to a Beyonce concert,’ he continued. ‘Cos Jay Z’s my man, so when I go to concerts I go to him, Kanye, all of that stuff.

‘But I’ve never been to a Beyonce concert. Now Beyonce is the queen. Nobody, I mean nobody, comes before Beyonce.

‘But I had to go see it [Taylor Swift concert] for myself because my daughters, they hoodwinked me man. They made me promise I was gonna treat them to the concert and they had 10 friends with them!

‘It was $2,000 a ticket. I spent $20,000 on Taylor Swift tickets. I had to see it for myself.

‘I spent $20,000 and I said I’ve got to see it for myself, and I went to that concert and said “damn”… it was off the chain!’

Swift and Kelce’s newfound relationship is dominating the headlines right now after the Chiefs tight end’s brother Jason confirmed the pair are currently dating.

Swift is in the headlines after it was confirmed she is currently dating NFL star Travis Kelce

Swift is in the headlines after it was confirmed she is currently dating NFL star Travis Kelce

The pop star finds Kansas City Chiefs TE Kelce 'very charming,' according to a source

The pop star finds Kansas City Chiefs TE Kelce ‘very charming,’ according to a source

‘I think things are going great and I think it’s 100 percent true,’ Jason said on the WIP Morning Show.

Travis, who previously dated influencer and broadcaster Kayla Nicole, was first linked to Swift earlier this month.

They were reported to have been hanging out when the Midnights hit-maker visited New York a few weeks ago, the Messenger reported last week.

Swift has reportedly found Kelce ‘very charming’, but the NFL star is said to be a little ’embarrassed’ about how much attention their now-confirmed romance is getting