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Here Are All The Details You Missed In Taylor Swift's New Video

More layers than Shrek.

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The video calls out everyone who's thrown shit at Taylor over the past 10 years, and my girl DID NOT HOLD BACK.

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If you look closely, the throne she's sitting on is inscribed with the quote "Et Tu Brute". This is a Shakespeare quote from Julius Caesar. As he is being stabbed to death, Caesar realises he has been betrayed by his friend Brutus.

This could be a reference to Taylor being betrayed by Katy Perry, which she addresses in the song "Bad Blood".


She's shown standing on a mountain of bodies, and when you look closer, it's actually a bunch of "old Taylors", wearing iconic outfits from throughout her career.

These include the swan outfit from "Shake It Off", a costume from her Red tour, the Junior Jewels outfit from "You Belong With Me", a silver dress from the Fearless era, the outfit she wore to the 2009 MTV VMAs when Kanye interruped her, and various red carpet looks from the last eight years.


The "You Belong With Me" Taylor is making the ~surprised~ face that she got a lot of heat for early in her career. Then the dead Taylor says to her: "Stop making that surprised face, it's so annoying."

Then one of the "new" Taylors says, "What's with that bitch?", to which Dead Taylor replies: "Don't call me that." This could be referencing Kanye calling her a bitch on his song "Famous", despite her asking him not to.

The country-era Taylor says "y'all", the Red-era Taylor calls her fake, and one of the new Taylors, says "There she goes, playing the victim. Again."

Basically, she's quoting all the shit that stan Twitter and the media have ever said about her.


One of the new Taylors is taking photos on her phone, and when Met Gala Taylor asks her what she's doing, she replies: "Getting receipts. I'm going to edit this later."

This is probably in reference to the videos that Kim Kardashian uploaded of Taylor Swift and Kanye's phone call about the "Famous" video, and speculations that the video was not shown in its entirety.

The Taylor dressed in the outfit from when Kanye interrupted her VMAs acceptance speech then says, "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative". This is a now-iconic line from Taylor's statement condemning "Famous".

(Thank you to my Taylor Swift fam on Twitter for helping me compile this – you're all a bunch of geniuses.)


David Mueller's name was misstated in an earlier version of this post.


This post has been updated to specify why Swift sued Mueller.