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Taylor Swift’s newest music video for “Look What You Made Me Do” has got a lot of people talking. The video has more than 100 million views on YouTube and everyone is speculating about what all of the hidden messages in it might mean!
We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get right to it. In the graveyard scene at the beginning, there’s a tombstone to the left of Taylor that says “Nils Sjoberg,” which refers to the death of the pseudonym she went by when she co-wrote her ex Calvin Harris’ hit song “This is What You Came For.”
Next we see Taylor sitting in a bathtub full of diamonds. If you look directly to her left, you can see a single dollar bill lying next to her. Many have speculated that this symbolizes the single dollar she asked for in her sexual assault case against David Mueller.
We all know how well Taylor and Kimye get along (kidding). This same bathtub scene where she makes the shape of a gun with her hand may have been in reference to Kim’s gunpoint-robbery incident in Paris where she had jewelry stolen from her.
This next scene is full of snakes slithering everywhere, which is most likely a reference to the abundance of people calling Taylor a snake and sending her snake emojis after her feud with Kimye in 2016.
It’s pretty hard to deny that Taylor is purposefully trying to look like her arch-nemesis Katy Perry in this scene. Notice how throughout the video she makes several cheetah references, which is also a blatant jab at Katy.
Not to mention, she's flaunting one of her Grammys, of which Katy Perry has won zero. Ouch.
You’ll notice that in this scene, the moving sign behind Taylor and her accomplices reads, “Stream Co.” This is likely a reference to Taylor’s controversial removal of all of her music from streaming websites like Spotify.
And the cat symbols might just be another jab at Katy Perry!
And of course we can’t forget about Taylor’s infamous “girl squad,” full of gorgeous models like Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss. This scene pokes fun at the media’s portrayal of her squad as a cult and shows rows of plastic mannequins being schooled in how to become her minions.
You can also tell by the outfits that she’s referencing her “Bad Blood” music video.
Everyone remembers that “junior jewels” T-shirt she wore in her “You Belong with Me” video in 2009. Except for this time, she replaced the old signatures with the names of her current squad members, including Selena Gomez, Blake Lively and Lena Dunham.
Here we see Taylor standing on a pile of struggling Taylors, which is clearly a reference to getting rid of her old personas. You can see all of her past selves here, from “Red” Taylor to “Shake it Off” Taylor.
Eventually all of the old Taylors fall down and we can see her on the phone saying that the old Taylor can’t come to the phone because she’s dead. The old-school phone is a little throwback moment to her “Our Song” music video.
At the very end of the video, 14 different Taylors wearing outfits from her most iconic moments stand in a line while the audience applauds. The “Junior Jewels” Taylor makes her infamous “surprised face” while the 2009 VMAs Taylor says that she would “very much like to be excluded from this narrative,” in reference to when Kanye famously stole the mic from her.
The "Katy Perry" Taylor snaps a couple photos while saying that she’s “getting receipts” and that she’s going to “edit them later,” possibly in another reference to her feud with Kimye.
All of these Taylor Swift personas have probably made you wonder, “Who the heck is the real Taylor?” One theory says that the real Taylor is actually standing on the wing of the plane, behind her 14 other selves.
The theory also says that she’s in the background to symbolize that the real Taylor isn’t portrayed 100 percent accurately in the media and she’s therefore forced into the background.