Of course, being #major doesn't make Swift immune to sexism, but it does make her "woe is me" narrative feel pretty warped. Long story short, Taylor said she didn't, Kanye said she did, and Kim came through with the receipts (e.g. recordings of her phone conservations with 'Ye) that show her expressed permission to use her name. The music video for "Look What You Made Me Do" set a YouTube record for biggest debut, with 43.2 million views in the first 24 hours since it was posted. "'Cause she's dead!" would be a flawless mashup with a savage moment from season one of Jersey Shore.
But while most of us were focusing on who felt the heat more, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian or ex lovers Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris, there is a different group of people who have assumed that her song is actually all about them.
"Taylor and Karlie are still very much good friends", the insider said.
A T Swift music video for the history books, if there ever was one. People expect more of Swift than the average musician not because she's a woman, but because she's not the average musician.
The single is the latest tune by the songstress since her album "1989" was released three years ago this November. I thank you for the perspective. Some fans may have wondered why it's been a while since we've heard anything new from her. In many ways this song (and presumably the entirety of her forthcoming album "Reputation") is about the toxicity of fame culture, acting as an interrogation of our conception of celebrity. While it's not a complete revolution, "Look What You Made Me Do" is certainly catchy, and - as a fan - I have faith. The symbolism and detail in the video are extensive and thoughtful, though albeit tacky at times, and it is worth a couple watches to fully grasp the extent to which Swift is dragging her enemies.
"I don't like your little games, don't like your tilted stage", Swift sings.
There is nothing overtly political about the song (though the Daily Beast's Kevin Fallon thought she was channeling first lady Melania Trump in the video), which is perfectly on-brand for Swift, who is noteworthy for keeping tight-lipped about her politics throughout the 2016 election cycle.