When his friend Taylor Swift asked him to be in her new music video, Todrick Hall was ecstatic -- but there was one thing about highly stylized "Look What You Made Me Do" video that Swift "didn't tell" him about before he agreed to take part.
The YouTube star, who has nearly 3 million subscribers, had no idea that by agreeing to be in the video, he was also agreeing to wear a crop-top.
"She didn't tell me that I was going to be wearing a crop-top!" Hall told AOL Entertainment with a laugh. "That's something I haven't told anybody before, and I am the most self-conscious person about my body. I was not at the gym, and I was definitely eating stuffed-crust pizzas and [eating] a lot of things I shouldn't have been eating. I was very nervous about that, and she's probably the only person that would've been able to get me in a crop-top -- that's probably the only time you'll [ever] see me in a crop-top!"
In the clip, which currently has over 800 million videos on YouTube, Hall is part of a troupe of dancers behind Swift and they're all wearing crop-tops that say "I <3 T.S." on them -- a tongue-in-cheek nod to when Swift's ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston wore a wife-beater bearing that same phrase while they were dating.
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Todrick Hall visits 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on December 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Singer and actor Todrick Hall visits Build to discuss 'Behind The Curtain' at Build Studio on December 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Todrick Hall speaks during the 'Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall,' screening at IFC Center on December 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Wolfe Video)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Todrick Hall visits the SiriusXM Studios on December 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Todrick Hall takes his first bow as 'Billy Flynn' in the long running hit musical 'Chicago' on Broadway at The Ambassador Theatre on November 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Todrick Hall attends the Broadway Opening Night after party for 'Home for the Holidays - The Broadway Concert Celebration' at the Copacabana in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Todrick Hall attends the Tribeca TV Festival premiere of YouTube Creators for Change at Cinepolis Chelsea on September 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Todrick Hall attends Fashion Does Drag Ball at The McKittrick Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Producer/Musician Todrick Hall attends the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Screening of 'Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall' at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel on July 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/FilmMagic)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 21: (L-R) JoJo Siwa and Todrick Hall perform at #YouTubeOnstage at VidCon 2017 at Anaheim Convention Center on June 21, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for YouTube)
TEATRO DELLA LUNA, MILANO, NONE - NON-US/CANADA, ITALY - 2017/05/23: American singer and rapper Todrick Hall performs live on stage at Teatro della Luna for his show Straight Outta Oz. (Photo by Elena Di Vincenzo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Todrick Hall visits 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on March 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Producer/film subject Todrick Hall attends the 'Todrick Hall: No Place Like Home' premiere during 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals at the ZACH Theatre on March 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Imagesfor SXSW)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Actors Jake Katzman, Todrick Hall and Jesus Del Orden pose for photos during Kids' night on broadway 2017 celebration at Sardi's on February 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Elvis Duran poses with singer/actor Todrick Hall at'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on January 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Todrick Hall as 'Lola' and Taylor Swift pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Al Hirschfeld Theater on November 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Todrick Hall and Taylor Swift pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Al Hirschfeld Theater on November 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
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Speaking with AOL Entertainment during a Facebook Live interview on Tuesday, Hall had nothing but good things to say about his years-long friend and gushed about her endless desire to push her career to unexpected new creative highs.
"She just always outdoes herself," Hall said. "One day she said to me, 'I follow every zig with a zag. I don't try to necessarily outdo myself -- I just try to do something slightly different.' When she says things like that to me, I try to apply those things to my own life. [...] I think for a lot of artists that's hard for them to do, but Taylor hits the nail on the head every time."
Hall, who will "definitely" be in attendance at Swift's upcoming Reputation Stadium Tour, has a slew of his own projects coming up -- including his upcoming Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour, which kicks off in March.
"I'm excited slash nervous, but I'm huge on vision boards -- every year for New Year's I make a vision board -- and this year I was like, 'Do things that scare you.'" Hall explained of his approach to the tour. "That's not just jumping out of a plane -- which mortifies me, but I'm going to try to do it this year -- but I want to do things that frighten me, so if I feel so comfortable to upload a video, it's not necessarily a bad video or not challenging but it's not necessarily pushing me as an artist."
And as an openly gay black artist with a hugely loyal fanbase, Hall is hoping to continue to spread his own unique message as his star power continues to grow.
"I think it's important," he said. "In this current political climate, my point of view is not very known but very shared by a lot of people."
Todrick Hall, who also partnered with Cheetos and USA Curling ahead of next month's Winter Olympics on a new music video "Teach Me How To Curl," also discussed his time performing in Chicago on Broadway, his stint on "American Idol" and much more.
Watch Todrick Hall's full interview with AOL Entertainment below: