Taylor Swift Released Epic “Bad Blood” Music Video
Taylor Swift debuted her new music video, “Bad Blood,” on Sunday night to open the Billboard Music Awards.
Watch Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Video
Swift has been teasing fans about the new video for weeks, sharing character posters featuring her famous gal pals as various murderess action heroes. For example, Gigi Hadid’s starring turn as ‘Slay-Z’ was announced by Swift on Twitter over one week before the video launched.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 9, 2015
Other famous co-stars included Zendaya as ‘Cut-Throat,’ Lily Aldridge as ‘Frostbyte,’ Lena Dunham as ‘Lucky Fiori’ and Cara Delevingne as ‘Mother Chucker.’ As for Swift herself, she starred as ‘Catastrophe.’
The video directed by Joseph Kahn tells the story of Catastrophe and her ally turned nemesis, Arsyn, played by Swift’s real life BFF Selena Gomez. The video opens with the two of them beating up a ton of men in suits to steal a briefcase, but Arsyn double crosses Swift, taking the briefcase for herself and kicking Catastrophe out of a window! Thus the origin of their “bad blood.”
To get her revenge, Catastrophe gathers her group of ass-kicking ladies, which also features Cindy Crawford’s ‘Headmistress,’ Martha Hunt as ‘Homeslice,’ Jessica Alba as ‘Domino,’ Serayah as ‘Dilemma,’ Karlie Kloss as ‘Knockout,’ Ellie Goulding as ‘Destructa X,’ Hayley Williams as ‘The Crimson Curse’ and Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Trinity.’
Perhaps the best cameos in the video belong to Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo, who appear as ‘Justice’ and ‘Luna,’ respectively. Hargitay and Pompeo have developed a friendship with Swift after Swift named her two cats after the characters they portray on television – Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson.
Finally, Kendrick Lamar joins the ladies as ‘Welvin Da Great.’ Lamar is featured on the re-worked track for its single release.