Taylor Swift name-checked Charlie Puth and the internet is debating it

 Charlie Puth is a huge Swiftie and it looks like the crush might be mutual.

Taylor Swift shouts out her fellow singer-songwriter in the lead single from her new album, "Tortured Poets Oath."

“I smoked and then I ate seven pieces of chocolate,” he sings in the love song. “We declared that Charlie Puth should be a bigger artist.”

Puth, known for songs like "One Call Away" and singing the hook to Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," is well-documented in his musical appreciation for Swift.

Not only is he known to cover her songs while she's at the concert, but in 2022 a video of him praising her music went viral.

"Sidebar, this has nothing to do with anything, but Taylor Swift is the queen of this type of chord," she told attendees at her New York concert while playing her song "Teardrops on My Guitar."

Part of the fun of releasing any Swift album is analyzing her lyrics, and Puth's reference struck a chord with Swifties.

"Charlie Puth, an underrated legend. She knows," one person posted on

Others saw the words in a less flattering light. "Did he call Charlie Puth a failure?" Posted by someone else.

Puth and Swift share some connections that go beyond being singer-songwriters.

Her 2016 hit single "We Don't Talk Anymore" features Swift's good friend Selena Gomez, who has long denied that she and Puth were ever romantically involved, something she appears to have confirmed by tweeting At that time, he and Gomez were in a romantic relationship. friends.

But in 2018, amid speculation that his song “Attention” was about Gomez, Puth told Billboard: “I don’t kiss and tell, but the only way a song like [‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’] could sound is that way.” The real thing is if there is something else going on behind the scenes.

"And that's what was happening [with Gomez]. It's so fleeting, so small, but so impactful," he told the publication.