Published: Wed, August 30, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Taylor Swift topples Adele's Vevo record - with hours left to spare

Taylor Swift topples Adele's Vevo record - with hours left to spare

So, to start, let's all take one good, long look at what we made her do in the video. The video portrays Swift literally rising from the dead as she becomes more glamorous and powerful.

"Kanye told Taylor that if she comes for them they will fire back at her and Taylor not only came for them, but she came for them and then some", the insider said. We can't promise you this song isn't about methodically doling out punishments to everyone you hate but we're still pretty sure it's better than Taylor Swift's new single.

Taylor Swift debuted her new music video for "Look What You Made Me Do" last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, causing a firestorm on social media. Well, they shouldn't. Sure, the video's ending was surprising, since it showed that Swift, at least, has heard and internalized all the criticism aimed at her over the years, but that doesn't mean she's actually going to change her image or work on her flaws.

The figures defy the polarising reviews for Swift's comeback single, a melodramatic pot-boiler which sees the pop queen turn on her critics declaring, "maybe I got mine, but you'll all get yours". There is a very apparent snake theme slithering throughout the whole video which is hitting back at all the Kimye fans who left zillions of snake emojis on the star's Instagram post, after she was caught out agreeing to the lyrics of Almost Famous.

And it looks like Tay's other ex Calvin Harris was less than impressed with her new music video as it's claimed he didn't even clap when the vid was aired at the VMA's. This could be a reference to when she pulled her music from streaming service Spotify after they offered her music for free. Those names include Blake Lively and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, the Haim sisters, and Selena Gomez. Meanwhile, another Swift stands guard, watching from the wing of a gold plane that is spray-painted with the word, "Reputation".

The clip ends in different versions of Taylor Swift, from previous music videos and performances, falling off a slope and into what looks like an abyss.

"Stop making that surprised face".

But as she poignantly sings, "I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me".

One person said: "Taylor Swift got me dissecting metaphors and imagery like I haven't done since my book report on To Kill A Mockingbird in 9th grade". Reiterating a statement the singer made after their latest dust-up, 2009-Swift says, "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative".

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