Taylor Swift before receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from New York University

Taylor Swift urged students to come to terms with life’s embarrassments as she gave a college commencement speech after receiving an honorary doctorate.

Swift, 32, told thousands of New York University students at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday that getting into embarrassing scratches was just a reality.

“Learn to live with the grimace,” she said as she received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from the prestigious college.

“No matter how hard you try to avoid being cringe, you will look back on your life and cringe.”

Swift added, “Life can be heavy, especially if you’re trying to carry it all at once.”

Continuing her philosophical theme, she added, “The scary news is you’re alone now, but the good news is you’re alone now.”

The superstar also made a modest joke during her eloquent speech, saying, “I’m 90% sure I got invited because I have a song called ’22’.”

The red pop star didn’t go to college, but jumped straight into the music business at the age of 17 after graduating from high school a year early.

Wednesday’s ceremony was a grand ceremony that honored 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates. Graduates from previous years had their commencement ceremonies scrapped due to COVID safety regulations.

She urged the students to think about those who cared for them as children and answered all of their questions growing up, no matter how ridiculous. The music icon suggested students think of a way to thank that person if they were in the crowd with them, or remember them if they’ve since passed away.

“Wearing a cap and dress for the very first time – see you soon NYU,” the crooner wrote in an Instagram post as she was seen heading to New York’s Yankee Stadium where the event will take place.

Taylor Swift is seen delivering NYU’s commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. She received an honorary doctorate of fine arts, after leaving school to enter the music industry instead of going to college.

This is when Taylor Swift received her honorary degree during NYU's graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday

This is when Taylor Swift received her honorary degree during NYU’s graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday

Swift appeared delighted after receiving a scarf to commemorate her doctorate in fine arts

Swift appeared delighted after receiving a scarf to commemorate her doctorate in fine arts

Swift waved to the crowd as she collected a paper copy of her honorary degree on Wednesday

Swift waved to the crowd as she collected a paper copy of her honorary degree on Wednesday

Taylor Swift is pictured at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday as she prepared to deliver the commencement address to NYU graduates and accept an honorary doctorate of performing arts

Taylor Swift is pictured at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday as she prepared to deliver the commencement address to NYU graduates and accept an honorary doctorate of performing arts

Taylor was clearly thrilled to receive her honorary degree at New York's famous baseball stadium and was seen pumping air as she strode across the field.

Taylor was clearly thrilled to receive her honorary degree at New York’s famous baseball stadium and was seen pumping air as she strode across the field.

The music icon donned a pair of leopard print heels for the occasion and waved as she walked across the baseball field

The music icon donned a pair of leopard print heels for the occasion and waved as she walked across the baseball field

Taylor is pictured alongside Jason King, who heads the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and who also gave a keynote

Taylor is pictured alongside Jason King, who heads the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and who also gave a keynote

Swift's excitement was evident as she walked to collect her honorary degree.  She urged fellow graduates to thank anyone who had helped guide them through life so far

Swift’s excitement was evident as she walked to collect her honorary degree. She urged fellow graduates to thank anyone who had helped guide them through life so far

Swift was clearly very excited to graduate as she and her fellow graduates made their way to the stage erected in New York's iconic baseball stadium.

Swift was clearly very excited to graduate as she and her fellow graduates made their way to the stage erected in New York’s iconic baseball stadium.

Graduate girl: Taylor Swift was seen with her cap and dress in a new social media post

Graduate girl: Taylor Swift was seen with her cap and dress in a new social media post

In the spotlight: The 32-year-old singer-songwriter is set to receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on Monday.  The red pop star will also address the graduating class of the distinguished school

In the spotlight: The 32-year-old singer-songwriter is set to receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on Monday. The red pop star will also address the graduating class of the distinguished school

Her father Scott Kingsley Swift, 70, took photos posted online as Swift prepared to head out to the ceremony.

The star wore her long blonde hair with bright red lipstick. The purple and black dress was worn over a sleeveless black dress, as she also wore it over high heels with a fun leopard print.

The honorary degree will be a first for Taylor as her career was well underway since graduating from high school.

Pretty kicks: The hit designer also wore high heels with a fun leopard print.  Her father Scott Kingsley Swift, 70, took the photo

Pretty kicks: The hit designer also wore high heels with a fun leopard print. Her father Scott Kingsley Swift, 70, took the photo

The under-look: The purple and black dress was worn over a sleeveless black dress as she also wore it

The under-look: The purple and black dress was worn over a sleeveless black dress as she also wore it

NYU’s start will recognize the graduating classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022, due to the pandemic.

The university announced the upcoming plans in March.

“I cannot overstate how thrilled I am to reunite in person with graduates, parents, faculty and honorees for the launch of NYU,” NYU President Andrew Hamilton said in a statement. hurry.

A closer look: The Bad Blood star wore her long blonde hair with bright red lipstick

A closer look: The Bad Blood star wore her long blonde hair with bright red lipstick

Hi All: She was later seen at Yankee Stadium to deliver New York University's 2022 kickoff speech

Hi All: She was later seen at Yankee Stadium to deliver New York University’s 2022 kickoff speech

“Since 2019, we have been deprived of the festive and community joy of Commencement, and its absence is sorely felt.

“Few groups of graduates deserve more celebration than these classes: Their pursuit of studies disrupted, isolated by a dreadful pandemic, these classes – 2022, 2021 and 2020 – have distinguished themselves by their courage, their grace and their patience .

“We come to Yankee Stadium with a renewed sense of appreciation for the act of celebrating together in person, a recognition of the tremendous accomplishments of our graduates, and a respect for their character and perseverance.”

Keeping a Low Profile: Swift has talked a lot about re-recording music;  seen in 2021

Keeping a Low Profile: Swift has talked a lot about re-recording music; seen in 2021

A golden girl: Swift seen in 2019 while performing at the AMAs in LA

A golden girl: Swift seen in 2019 while performing at the AMAs in LA

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