Taylor Swift Shares ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Music Video [WATCH]
Taylor Swift has released her official music video for her newest single, "Look What You Made Me Do." The premiere of the clip came during the first half hour of Sunday night's (Aug. 27) 2017 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony.
Directed by Joseph Kahn, Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" music video opens with a zombie-fied version of the superstar emerging from a grave marked "Here Lies Taylor Swift's Reputation." Later on in the video, Swift stands atop a pile of characters from her past music videos (and her live performances, and even her famous 2009 VMA Awards moment); the clip ends with the various versions of Swift sniping at each other: "Stop making that surprised face; it's so annoying!" one yells. "Look, there she goes, playing the victim again ..." another complains.
“Look What You Made Me Do” is the first single from Swift’s upcoming new album, Reputation; the record is due out on Nov. 10, and Swift will tour in support of the project. Swift last released a new album, 1989, in 2014; the record became the best-selling album of 2014, and the fastest-selling record in more than 10 years. In June, Swift’s back catalog of music returned to streaming platforms; she originally removed her music from music from such outlets in 2014.
More recently, Swift won a public court battle vs. Denver radio DJ David Mueller, whom she accused of assaulting her during a meet and greet in 2013; a jury unanimous determined that Mueller groped Swift during that encounter. Mueller originally sued Swift in late 2015, claiming that he was unjustly fired from his job as a radio personality for KYGO-FM and also lost prospective business opportunities because of the allegations. A month later, Swift filed her own countersuit, saying that Mueller “intentionally reached under her skirt and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission.”
Also as part of the lawsuit ruling, the jury found that Swift’s mother Andrea and her radio rep, Frank Bell, did not interfere with Mueller’s employment at KYGO. The jury awarded Swift the symbolic $1 she asked for in her countersuit; they awarded Mueller nothing.
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