Taylor Swift appeared on stage for the first and, presumably, only time in 2016 this past weekend.
The beloved solo artist performed a number of songs in front of nearly 100,000 fans in Austin, making major headlines for covering the Calvin Harris hit "This is What You Came For."
Because Swift and Harris used to date. For real! It's true! You can go scroll around The Hollywood Gossip to see how the relationship ended.
(SPOILER ALERT: Not well.)
But it turns out that Swift throwing a bit of shade in the direction of her ex-boyfriend may not have been the most important development from her show last Saturday.
Instead, the focus has turned from the words that came out of Swift's mouth to the accessory that adorned her neck.
See... as noted on Twitter, Swift was wearing a special kind of necklace while singing at the U.S. Grand Prix.
“Taylor is wearing a choker as part of her outfit!” Tweeted one user, noticing the choker all the way from New Zealand.
Victoria Willis went ahead and riffed on a well-known Mean Girls quote, writing: “One time I saw @taylorswift13 wearing a choker so I bought a choker.”
Funny. But seriously:
Why did this accessory create such
huge minor pandemonium? This is why:
“She usually changes her fashion every time she releases her music, and she’s never worn [a choker] before,” Swiftsjai wrote on Twitter, adding:
“Every album means a new Taylor Swift ‘era,’ and the 1989 era has just finished and a new one is hopefully about to start!”
And it seems to be true: While T. Swift has rocked a choker in a number of street-style photos, this does appear to be the first time she's done so on stage.
So that settles it, right?!? Swift is coming out with a new album soon?!?
We can't say for certain, but this isn't the first time chatter over a new Swift album has circulated around the Internet in mid-to-late 2016.
For those somehow unaware, Swift has released a new album toward the end of every year since 2006.
Moreover, she has broken up with both Harris and Tom Hiddleston this year, giving her more
ammunition material than ever before for new music.
With two months to go in the calendar year, we may very well be treated to a brand new Taylor Swift album any day now.
An anxious world awaits.