Shaquille O’Neal wants in on the Taylor Swift experience.
During a recent sit-down with TMZ Sports ahead of Super Bowl 2024 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, the NBA legend expressed he’d like to be seated near the pop star at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, where Swift is expected to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce next week.
“Might have to go with the Chiefs, my boy Travis Kelce,” Shaq said when asked to pick a winner of the big game, adding, “And I hope I’m sitting in the suite next to Taylor Swift.”
He later closed out the interview with a message to Swift, 34.
“Hey Taylor, love you,” Shaq, 51, said while blowing a kiss to the camera.
Swift has attended 12 Chiefs games this season to support Kelce, whom she has been dating since the summer.
The 12-time Grammy winner will resume the international leg of her Eras Tour this week, performing four shows in Tokyo from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10.
Page Six reported last week that Swift will make it to the Super Bowl despite a grueling day of travel.
“It’s a brutal flight, but she’ll get on her plane right after the concert,” the insider said.
A direct flight to Las Vegas is 13 hours and Tokyo’s 17-hour time difference would work in Swift’s favor, as she could hypothetically land in Nevada hours before kickoff.
Swift was in attendance at the AFC Championship game last Sunday when Kelce, 34, and the Chiefs topped the Ravens, 17-10.
The All-Pro tight end kissed Swift on the field at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore during the postgame festivities.
Kelce is seeking his third Super Bowl ring with the Chiefs.
The team defeated the Eagles, 38-35, in last year’s Super Bowl.