“Hot Ones”, a popular web series hosted by Sean Evans, invites celebrity guests to participate in a challenge to consume the spiciest hot wings while answering interview questions. Now, a cryptic Instagram post has some fans thinking Taylor Swift will soon be a guest.
The post featured a photo that read “Challenge Accepted” paired with a caption that read “Are you ready for it?” The track is famously the synth pop anthem that opens Swift’s “Reputation” album, which many feel will be the next the singer will re-record.
Fans think Taylor Swift may appear as a future guest on Hot Ones following cryptic post:
“Are you ready for it?” pic.twitter.com/jXVov87uYR
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 16, 2023
The singer has endured a busy year, from an energy packed North American run of “The Eras Tour” to the Los Angeles premiere of its accompanying concert film. Additionally, Swift’s most recent re-recorded album, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” will be released on Oct. 27. After the singer wore a black dress to this year’s MTV VMAs, many took it as a sign that the black-and-white aesthetic for “Reputation” would be making a come back.
Previously, Swift has confirmed that she likes to hide musical easter eggs on her clothing choices.
Fans of the show are excited to see their favorite singer on the program. Evans is known for his ability to ask both heartfelt and humorous questions, resulting in a number of infamous pop culture moments. Celebrities ranging from Jennifer Lawrence to Pedro Pascal and countless stars in between have appeared on the popular video series.
hot ones is such a fun series & with taylor on it, it would easily be the best episode of all time
— viviana (fan) (@repmiIas) October 16, 2023
Others joked that Swift might not be able to handle the spice, as she revealed she only tried her first burrito five years ago.
this girl just tried her first burrito like five years ago . pic.twitter.com/kspmcTA0dq
— Harsh (@ZettensLash) October 16, 2023
My girl is not making it past the 3rd wing
— tony ✰ (@7texts) October 16, 2023
Many suspect that the “Hot Ones” appearance will take place after the release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”, and that Swift will announce the “Reputation” re-recording at her guest appearance on the show.
They know what they’re doing! ???? That caption is so Taylor coded!
— Taylor’s Swiftie ⸆⸉ ???????? (@swiftietaylor89) October 16, 2023
Elsewhere, some felt it was too vague of a caption to reference Swift.
This could literally mean anything
— Cᴀʀᴛɪᴇʀ. (@CartiersSaint) October 16, 2023
Swift is yet to confirm or deny if she will be appearing on “Hot Ones” at this time. The singer was most recently spotted making a guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live” to announce friend Ice Spice‘s performance. Her rumored boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce, also made a brief cameo on the show.
Host Sean Evans is also yet to speak on the Swift rumors, and the show most recently featured Doja Cat. Swift’s international dates for “The Eras Tour” begin next month in South America.