Taylor Swift Music Video Director Joseph Kahn Responds To Beyonce Lemonade Comparisons

Angelo Anderson
August 28, 2017

It's the first single from her sixth album, "reputation", set to be released November 10. Speak Now, her last true country album, was full of them, from "Mean" to "Innocent" to the not-so-subtly titled "Better Than Revenge"; Red has the scathing "We Are Never Getting Back Together"; and, three years ago, 1989 brought us "Bad Blood".

Just to catch you up: Swift released "Look What You Made Me Do" Thursday after several days of intriguing promotion for her next album, Reputation. They pointed toward a scene where Taylor's wearing a black leotard and standing flanked by male backup dancers in a mansion, which they compared to a scene from Beyoncé's "Formation" video, Buzzfeed reports.

Immediate comparisons were made between the new Taylor Swift track and Beyonce's visual album, Lemonade.


However, the director behind the Look What You Made Me Do music video is speaking out in Taylor Swift's defense. "Love and respect to Bey", Kahn tweeted. If you suddenly feel gripped with Déjà Vu as you listen, you're not alone - it only took fans a few hours to find the song's striking similarities to Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy." . "The #LWYMMDvideo is not in her art space".

Youtube also revealed that the song'slyric video set a new record on the site, with more than 19 million same day views.

We'll have to wait until tomorrow's VMAs to see how many Beyoncé references the full video contains.

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