Taylor Swift music video director denies copying Beyoncé

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Taylor Swift premiered the music video for her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” Sunday night.

But ahead of that release, she released a preview that had several people raising their eyebrows.

The internet noticed a still from the music video in which Swift is standing in front of several male backup dancers, all of them wearing black, with her hands on her hips. And immediately, they started pointing out the resemblance to Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video.

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However, the director for “Look What You Made Me Do,” Joseph Kahn, insisted that he was not drawing from Beyoncé for that scene in the video, writing on Twitter, “I’ve worked with Beyoncé a few times. She’s an amazing person. The  is not in her art space. Love and respect to Bey.”

He went on to explain that there was something missing from the shot that he had edited out but that everyone would see what it was when the video dropped: “Also there’s something to that ‘formation’ shot I painted out and you haven’t seen yet. Stay tuned Sunday 🙂.”

The video has since dropped, and the scene in question features those male dancers in all black not just wearing black crop tops but crop tops with “I Heart TS” shirts, a reference to a shirt that Tom Hiddleston once wore and was dragged for. Still, the internet has been going in on that image with some hilarious responses.

 

https://twitter.com/JosephKahn/status/901272624055042048

 

https://twitter.com/TaylorSwiftMore/status/902117361544781824

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