It’s no secret that Taylor Swift’s new music video Look What You Made Me Do had it’s world premiere Sunday night at MTV’s Video Music Awards.
The music video has effortlessly shattered the record for single day views on Youtube. The record was currently held by Adele for her Hello music video in 2015 which was viewed 27.7 million times. Which Taylor smashed pass when her new video racked in 43.2 million views within 24 hours!!
And it has created nothing but controversy, so this article is here to give you guys the ins and outs of what is hidden inside LWYMMD music video.
The Nils Sjoberg tombstone
Nils Sjoberg is the pseudonym Taylor used as a songwriters credit for Calvin Harris’s hit song What You Came For. The two dated for 15 months, which ended in a messy public split Calvin took to Twitter claiming Taylor tried to bury him like Katy Perry. Seems she took his claims as inspiration….
Out Of The Woods Dress
At the start Swift escapes from the grave, wearing the iconic blue from her ‘Out of the Woods’ music video. Which was the last music video the singer released from her 1989 era. Pretty much stating like in her song that the old Taylor is dead.
The 2014 Met Gala Dress
Swift wore the very Oscar de la Renta gown to the 2014 Met Gala, fans believe the singer chose this dress to represent the last media moment where she wasn’t being accused of lying and other accusations, as she was on the verge of releasing her 1989 album.
Diamond Filled Bath
Some fans believe the singer is mocking nemesis Kim Kardashian’s traumatic Paris robbery where the reality star was robbed of her jewels and hid in her bath tub. However the singer said in an interview during her 1989 era that the media try to portray her as someone who goes home and bathes in diamonds and pearls.
She also has a $1 bill representing her recent win against former radio host who groped her during a press photo event.
Et Tu Brute etchings on the golden throne
The inscription on the arms of the stars throne and the golden columns, is the phrase “Et tu Brute” which is a quote from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Who was literally stabbed in the back by his former friends.
A Snake Literally Serving Her Tea!
One of the snakes slithered up to the singer pouring her a steaming cup of tea, giving a clear nod to the idea that Swift is ‘serving the tea’ with the symbolic music video.
Impersonating Long Time Rival Katy Perry
Many elements from this scene resemble Katy Perry, there is no secret that the two singers have had bad blood and it doesn’t seem like it’s about to end anytime soon. Swift embodies one of Perry’s latest hair do’s and the gold sports car has an uncanny resemblance to the one Perry used in her Waking Up in Vegas video. The camera also zooms in on the singer holding a Grammy Award, Swift has 10 Grammy’s while Perry has been nominated for several but is yet to win. Which has become a running joke on social media comparing Perry to the likes of Swift and Lady Gaga.
The star seems to also take a dig at former friend Kendall Jenner who was seen sporting the exact same tattoo for V Magazine and wearing knee high orange boots which the model has been known to show off on her social media accounts. Although the pair use to be friends when the rift between KimYe and Swift started Kendall sided with her family.
Swift And Her Gang Rob Music Streaming Company
The singer walks into the vault wearing a hoodie and a cat mask, swinging a baseball bat. A clear nod to her previous battle with popular streaming services, her full discography was made available to Spotify and Tidal earlier this year the same day Perry released her newest album.
Leader of Squad U
The media started this idea that the singer was the head of a ‘squad’ that only included; highly manufactured, model perfect gal pals. This scene is a direct hit back at the medias perception. She also in another scene lays across unmoving mannequins giving a nod at the idea she is surrounded around ‘fake’ friends.
I Heart TS Shirts
Former fling Tom Hiddleston wore a “I heart TS” shirt during one of the singers Fourth of July parties.
Swift Stands A Top Former Selves
She strikes a pose on top of a large pile of her former iconic personas which include, a ballet dancer (Shake it Off), circus marshall (from her Red Tour) Nerdy high schooler (You belong to me).
8 Men Former Flings…
There are eight men dancing behind the singer, which could possibly relate to the singers eight famous exes: Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor Kennedy, Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston. Many fans believed this scene was a reference to Beyonce’s Formation video. However director Kahn responded that is was more reminiscent of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi music video.
Fans have a theory that this is an indication of the types of songs the singer will have on her upcoming album Reputation. As it has been confirmed that there will be 15 songs on the upcoming album.
Swift doesn’t just include her nemesis’s in the video but also her close pals are listed on the ‘nerdy high schooler’s’ shirt. which now displays: Gigi [Hadid], Martha [Hunt], Abigail [Anderson], Blake [Lively], Ryan [Reynolds], Claire [Kislinger], Ed [Sheeran], Selena [Gomez], Lena [Dunham], Este [Haim], Danielle [Haim], Alana [Haim] and Todrick [Hall] where noticeably absent from the list are: Lorde, Karlie Kloss and Ruby Rose.
In the last 40 seconds the singer is seen mocking herself by narrating her some of her famous quotes, including “I’d very much like to be excluded from this narrative” referencing a line from her response to her feud with KimYe over Kanye’s hit song Famous.
One of her persona’s is also seen recording herself crying saying she’s going to edit this later referencing the phone call with Kim Kardashian.