While Ian McKellen’s BFF, Patrick Stewart, might have been thrilled at the prospect of joining the ever-ballooning ranks of Taylor Swift’s squad, McKellen himself is in no rush. In fact, he even turned down Swift’s invitation to make a cameo at one of her recent L.A. gigs. Saying no to Swift? Apparently it is possible.
So why did the “X-Men” and “Lord of the Rings” star decline the offer? It turns out the two have a bit of a history. “When I was living in Peter Jackson’s apartment in New York, Taylor Swift bought it while I was there and I was thrown out before I wanted to leave. That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it?” McKellen reveals to Gay Star News. “She bought it, she had every right to. I was just lodging there for free. She did ask me to appear with Patrick Stewart at her show in L.A., but I had something else to do that night.” That is some impressive shade, sir.