Taylor called the award “a strange compliment” due to the statue being a golden middle finger.
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for voting me NME International Solo Artist… I got the award in the mail and I’ve got to be honest with you about this. When you first open up the box, this feels a little aggressive. Then you get used it, you put it on the shelf and you’re like ‘you know what, I kind of like it.’ Just saying… first impressions were a little weird here, but now I understand it’s a strange compliment!,” she said.
The NME award comes in the same week that Taylor won three Grammy awards.