After all the hype, Taylor Swift premiered her new music video for "Bad Blood" at the Billboard Music Awards. And it is stacked, STACKED, with celeb cameos and her BFFs, including Jessica Alba, Lena Dunham, Cara Delevigne, Gigi Hadid, Cindy Crawford, Hayley Williams, Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, plus loads more.
The story is a kind of futuristic spy thriller, with hints of Kill Bill and Sin City thrown in and lots of women assassins kicking ass and laying waste to all and everything. And there's explosions too. Oh, and Cindy Crawford in skintight leather, just to add to the awesomeness.
It's directed by Joseph Kahn, who made that adult version of the Power Rangers, and is about those people who you think are friends, but actually they hate you.
Referring to "Bad Blood" in an interview with Rolling Stone Swift said it's about another female artist, but she wouldn't name who (*cough* *cough* Katy Perry). "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not." Swift said. "She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’ She did something so horrible I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ "
Swift had been teasing the video for a few weeks before it's release with some Sin City-style posters featuring the characters' names, which the celebs picked themselves.
And she recently tweeted the following, showing how female assassins like to chill out with some junk food when they're not kicking A.
The reaction to the video has been overwhelming positive, with people comparing it to the new Mad Max movie with its female action heroes. And, most importantly, Ed Sheeran's a fan and wants us to punch him in his balls. For some reason.