After fans accused Taylor Swift of copying Beyoncé‘s “Formation” music video for her latest release “Look What You Made Me Do,” Joseph Kahn is fighting fire with fire. Joseph, who directed Taylor’s “LWYMMD” video is turning the tables on the Beyhive.
“It’s not ‘Formation’ at all. They try to say she’s wearing a black crop top and Beyoncé wore a black crop top,” Joseph told the LA TImes. “But they don’t realize in 2015 in ‘Bad Blood,’ Taylor Swift was wearing a black crop top. I really do think, by the way, that Beyoncé copied ‘Bad Blood.’” Shots. Fired.
Queen Bey’s most ardent fans took to Twitter to dispute his claims that she copied the pop star — and they brought the receipts. .@JosephKahn is a mess. @Beyonce copied @taylorswift13? More like you recycled your own work on @britneyspears’ ‘Toxic’ to create ‘Bad Blood,'” one wrote before another added, “To say Beyoncé copied Bad Blood? Last time I checked, Beyoncé doesn’t need celebrities to make her video great!”
Following the interview, Joseph responded to the controversy on social media, tweeting, “Article where I said Beyoncé copied ‘Bad Blood’ tank tops. Seriously, do you think I give a f–k about tank tops lol.”
This is not the time Taylor’s director has come to her defense. Shortly after Kim Kardashian released audio of Taylor and husband Kanye West discussing his song, “Famous,” Joseph viciously called out the reality star. “Ain’t the first time the Kardashians supported the murder of an innocent blonde woman,” he wrote at the time. “The irony of one of the most untalented women in the world attacking one of the most talented.”
He continued, “People always ask me how to be famous. My answer is simple. Have your dad defend [the] murder of a woman. Release sex tape. That’s it. Good luck.” Remember when Beyoncé went to T-Swift’s birthday party? Good times.