WATCH: Taylor Swift Premieres “Bad Blood” Video At Billboard Music Awards
Taylor Swift premiered her much-anticipated “Bad Blood” music video at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. As Gossip Cop has been reporting, the “Bad Blood” video stars a slew of celebrities, many of whom Swift revealed in posters she posted online. Among the stars in the video are Swift herself, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Mariska Hargitay, Karlie Kloss, Kendrick Lamar, Ellen Pompeo, Hailee Steinfeld, and Zendaya.
Directed by Joseph Kahn, who helmed Swift’s “Blank Space” video, the video has a film noire look with a number of heroines, bad guys, and double-crossers. The clip began with Swift and Gomez battling some men, before Gomez actually pushed her BFF outside a window. Each star’s alter ego was introduced one by one, with Kendrick Lamar delivering a rap verse. Swift and Kloss later duked it out in a boxing ring, and the superstar and her pals train to do battle against a Gomez-led enemy camp.
Swift, surrounded by Zendaya and more of her video c-stars, said on the Billboard stage right after the premiere, “I’m so excited I got to show the world my new music video for ‘Bad Blood.'” She then introduced Van Halen for a live performance. “Bad Blood” has long been rumored to be about Katy Perry. Last September, Swift said in an interview that the song is about another female singer whom she considers one of her “straight-up enemies” for having attempted to wreck one of her tours by hiring away some of her people. And though they both dated John Mayer, Swift swears her disdain is strictly professional.
Check out the full “Bad Blood” video below. Did it live up to the hype?