Taylor Swift is the pop star who made it cool to be nice. She boasted of her baking skills and sent surprise gifts to her many fans — the fiercely loyal ‘Swifties’. They, in turn, rewarded her with a string of hit records.
In her latest video, Look What You Made Me Do, which has already been viewed 25 million times, she gets her revenge. ALISON BOSHOFF explains how . . .
Claws out for Katy Perry
aylor and pop star Katy Perry were great pals up to 2011, but fell out, allegedly after Perry dated Swift’s ex-beau, singer John Mayer.
In her new video, Taylor — looking like Katy — crashes a car while holding a Grammy award. It’s a vicious dig as Perry has 13 nominations, but has yet to win one — while Taylor won ten. Arguably, Katy’s love life is a bit of a car crash: she was briefly married to comic Russell Brand.
A camp sneer at Tom
Taylor Swift and Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston’s relationship last year caused a sensation. Then heavily tipped to play the next Bond, the 35-year-old actor was spotted kissing Taylor on a beach in June.
The couple went out of their way to be seen together, culminating in pictures of Tom frolicking in the sea wearing a vest saying ‘I heart TS’.
Months later, the romance was dead, and Taylor’s camp implied he had used her for publicity. In the video, her male dancers wear suspenders, high heels and ‘I heart TS’ tops.
What an embarrassing reminder for macho star Tom who wanted to be 007.
A terrifying zombie Taylor rises from the dead. But look at the name on the gravestone on the left: Nils Sjoberg. This is the pseudonym she used when she co-wrote the smash-hit This Is What You Came For with her then boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris.
Her involvement in the song was leaked just after they broke up in a move many saw as trying to discredit his work on the hit. Harris furiously tweeted: ‘Hurtful to me at this point that her (Taylor) and her team would go so far out of their way to try to make ME look bad.’
Looks like she’s well and truly buried that relationship for good now!