“’Cause baby now we got bad blood, you know it used to be mad love. So take a look at what you’ve done, ‘Cause baby now we got bad blood.”
These lines starts to make its way to the most trending songs after Taylor Swift’s much-awaited feminist music video, Bad Blood, was finally aired last May 18 in Billboard Music Awards.
In an action-movie universe where women rule, Taylor showed off a superb version of a woman doing intensive stunts. With her real-life colleagues, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Alba, Ellie Goulding, Hayley Williams, Ellen Pompeo and many more, Taylor acts a version of a female action film hero. Featured celebrities even had titles such as Destructa-X, Cut-Throat, Dilemma, and Crimson Curse.
Another surprise in the music video was the appearance of the iconic hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, playing the character of Welvin Da Great, rapping some lines of the song. He contributed two verses in Taylor’s 1989 track.
A major talk of Taylor Swift’s followers is the remark that unlike her other songs and music videos which focused on love stories, “Bad Blood” features a female “frenemy” story which makes it different with a fresher thrust.
“Bad Blood” was produced by Taylor Swift herself and directed by Joseph Khan, who previously directed “Blank Space.”
Indeed the said music video lives up to its hype after weeks of teasing the public in Taylor Swift’s Instagram. After Taylor Swift’s latest internationally acclaimed songs, “Blank Space”, “Shake it Off”, and now “Bad Blood”, she remains being a pop icon bringing highly-anticipated explosive revelations in her music videos.