Taylor Swift Receives The 1st “Icon Award” At The Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift took home the first Teen Choice Icon award on Sunday night. The fur-ocious surfboard award featured Swift’s cats, Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson, and Benjamin Button.

As Swift took the stage to accept the award she asked that her fans support the United States women’s soccer team and their quest for equal pay.

She also spoke to her young fans about making mistakes, “Sometimes you think if you try hard enough to make every decision perfectly, you think you can possibly, like, ace life, and never make any mistakes. But it’s normal to make mistakes, and I just want you to know that if you’re out there, and you’re being really hard on yourself right now for something that’s happened, or messing up, or feeling embarrassed, it’s normal.”

Before leaving the stage in her multicolor Versace outfit, Swift announced that her new song, “Lover” will be released this Friday, ahead of her new album of the same name on August 23rd.