First the bad news: this video is too cluttered. Everyone looks great, but they really don’t get to do a whole lot. I thought this was going to be a long video with more of a storyline like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” which I believe is what she compared it to. While I normally hate it when they stop the music during videos, in this case I would have been fine with them pausing the music to have some dialogue between the characters and more fighting. The song is called “Bad Blood” but you don’t see any blood being spilled here. Just people looking dangerous but hardly doing anything.
The good news is that this remix rocks. The beats are so heavy and Kendrick Lamar fits in perfectly. I was nervous about her having a rapper on one of her songs because Juicy J just ruined Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” for me and I feared Kendrick would do that to “Bad Blood.” But, no, he aces it and it’s a killer remix. Awesomesauce, as the kids are saying these days.
Check out Taylor’s new video “Bad Blood!” “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar is Available Now on iTunes http://smarturl.it/tsbadblood. Taylor’s multi-platinum release 1989 is Available Now on iTunes http://www.smarturl.it/TS1989
Taylor Swift as Catastrophe
Selena Gomez as Arsyn
Karlie Kloss as Knockout
Kendrick Lamar as Welvin Da Great
Martha Hunt as HomeSlice
Jessica Alba as Domino
Serayah as Dilemma
Lena Dunham as Lucky Fiori
Hailee Steinfeld as The Trinity
Ellie Goulding as Destructa X
GiGi Hadid as Slay-Z
Hayley Williams as The Crimson Curse
Zendaya as Cut-Throat
Lily Aldridge as Frostbyte
Ellen Pompeo as Luna
Mariska Hargitay as Justice
Cara Delevingne as Mother Chucker
Cindy Crawford as Headmistress
Music video by Taylor Swift performing Bad Blood. (C) 2015 Big Machine Records, LLC.