John Travolta explains his Taylor Swift mix-up with 'Drag Race' alum at VMAs

John Travolta knows how to laugh anything off. 

The actor made headlines on Monday when it appeared as though he mistook RuPaul's Drag Race alum Jade Jolie, who played Taylor Swift in her music video and dressed as her for the VMAs, as the real Swift when presenting her with the Video of the Year award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. 

While Swift thought it was "hilarious," Travolta thought "it was cool." The actor stopped by Dallas-Fort Worth radio station Hot 93.3 on Thursday, where he addressed the confusion that happened that night.

"There's so many people that bombarded the stage, that I was looking for [Swift]. So the video has me trying to find her, and you know, I thought it was so funny the way it was interpreted, and it was cool, I didn’t care," Travolta explained, adding that at this point in his career anything he does makes headlines. "If I shave my head it’s headlines. If I mispronounce something, that’s headlines, and I know that about me."

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Normani performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift receives award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X receive 'Song of the Year' award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Alyson Stoner performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Gigi Hadid attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas accept award onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: (EDITORS NOTE: This image is a photo of a television screen in order to see the augmented reality MTV used during the awards show) MIssy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Cardi B presents Missy Elliott with 'The Video Vanguard Award' onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Sandra "Pepa" Denton, Halsey and Bella Hadid attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
US models Gigi Hadid (L) and sister Bella Hadid (R) sit in the crowd ahead of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 26, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Halsey, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Queen Latifah and John Travolta speak onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV)
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Explaining that he knew she wasn't the real Swift, he added that, "Sometimes I fantasize what if I had given it to [Jolie]? That would have been awesome."

"I should have just gone all the way with it," he said. "I have a sense of humor about all of that. I always have because, look, we're in pretty good shape on any given day that that kind of thing could make headlines."

Earlier this week, Swift's friend Todrick Hall, who was onstage with the singer when the moment happened, told Jerry O'Connell that he thought Travolta "was so confident that it was her."

"I loved it, I saw it and we talked about it backstage. Taylor thought it was hilarious," Hall said. As for Jolie, she also relished in the moment and shared a snippet of it on her Instagram.

"😂😂🤷‍♀️❤️Almost got my first award tonight thanks to @johntravolta 😂😂😂😘😘😘," she posted on Instagram alongside video of the interaction.

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