Sharpe argued that Swift’s influence has been more significant for the Chiefs/NFL, generating over $331 million, a feat he believes Queen B couldn’t match.
During the Nightcap podcast, Sharpe and co-host Ochocinco engaged in a conversation about the financial impact of celebrities attending sports events.
Sharpe questioned Ochocinco on who else could generate hundreds of millions of dollars merely by attending a few games. While Ochocinco suggested Beyoncé, Sharpe disagreed, asserting his support for Beyoncé while expressing doubt about her impact being comparable.
“Not like this,” Sharpe emphasized. “I love Beyoncé! Beyoncé ain’t moving the needle like this chick, Ocho! No!”
This statement took Ochocinco by surprise, and Sharpe took it a step further by likening Taylor Swift’s ability to “move the needle” to that of Michael Jackson, a comparison that sparked intense reactions from fans.
Ochocinco, in defense of Beyoncé, highlighted her Super Bowl performances and suggested that if she attended games like Swift does for her boyfriend Travis Kelce, she could bring in millions for the NFL.
He argued that Beyoncé operates on a different level of visibility, emphasizing her unique stratosphere.
However, the debate remained inconclusive, with some fans strongly supporting Sharpe’s viewpoint while others defended Beyoncé’s iconic status.
One fan even pointed out that Michael Jackson himself couldn’t attend NFL games due to his overwhelming fame, implying a level of recognition that Taylor Swift may not achieve.