With the release of Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation, there are plenty of things in the Swift universe to obsess over today. But there’s one lyrics—or, rather, word—that has already been a point of public speculation for weeks. The baby voice that coos the word “Gorgeous” on the single of the same name.
Of course, as with anything the 27-year-old does, the Internet all but burst into flames as fans started theorizing about the identity of this child, who was quickly dubbed on social media the “‘Gorgeous’ Baby.” Some Swifties thought it was her godson, Leo Thames, the son of actress Jamie King. More bold-minded conspiracy theorists thought it might be North West, daughter of noted Swift nemeses Kim Kardashian and Kanye West—a far-flung theory, for sure. But the dominant hypothesis out there was that the “‘Gorgeous’ Baby” was James Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s eldest daughter—which makes sense. Reynolds and Lively are close friends with Swift, after all, so it’s not implausible to think they’d allow James to lend her 2-year-old pipes to the song.
And those super-fans were right: Baby James is the child whose voice you hear on “Gorgeous.” The production credits on the song, which became available after Swift dropped Reputation late last night, list James next to “baby intro voice.” See it for yourself, below:
James joins the illustrious list of contributors to the album, which includes Ed Sheeran, Future, Max Martin, and Jack Antonoff, albeit definitely the youngest. She also marks the latest in a growing list of pint-sized featured artists. Blue Ivy, daughter of Jay-Z and Beyoncé, had a guest rap on a bonus track off her dad’s 4:44 album, and DJ Khaled’s infant son was listed as an executive producer on the DJ’s Grateful album. So who knows? Maybe West’s inevitable comeback track will include a dis verse from Saint West.
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