Wait, that was Taylor Swift?!
That’s the question many Swifties are asking themselves after watching her jaw-dropping new music video for feminist anthem “The Man,” in which she sports heavy prosthetics and a beard to play a pompous, high-achieving businessman.
Throughout the four-minute clip, Swift imagines all the things she could do as a man with no consequences or judgement: partying with models on a yacht, “manspreading” on the subway, marrying a much-younger woman, and urinating on a wall out in public with a “no scooters” sign (a nod to her feud with music executive Scooter Bruan, as eagle-eyed fans pointed out).
In a meta twist at the end of the video, bearded Swift walks over to blonde-haired Swift in a director’s chair, who gives some sarcastically sexist direction for the next take: “Can you try to be sexier? Maybe more likable this time?”
Pop star Taylor Swift delivered an emotional speech while accepting Billboard’s Woman of the Decade Award, Thursday, during which she called out record executive Scooter Braun , the George Soros family, private equity firms, and “toxic male privilege.”
“And of course Scooter never contacted me or my team to discuss it prior to the sale, or even when it was announced. I’m fairly certain he knew exactly how I’d feel about it though,” Swift proclaimed, adding, “and let me just say that the definition of the toxic male privilege in our industry is people saying, ‘But he’s always been nice to me,’ when I’m raising valid concerns about artists and the rights to own their music.”
Who better to write a poppy Christmas anthem than Taylor Swift – she did grow up on a Christmas tree farm, after all. The singer dropped her newest holiday single “Christmas Tree Farm” on Thursday night along with a music video that is giving fans an intimate glimpse of her childhood.
Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and spent her early years living on an actual Christmas tree farm before moving and trying her luck as a country singer in Nashville – we all know how that turned out.
Taylor Swift is returning to “The Voice” as a mega mentor in the upcoming 17th season of the NBC singing competition series.
The “Blank Space” singer will offer advice to each team of artists as they prepare for the knockout rounds in the show.
Coaches John Legend and Blake Shelton took to Instagram to share a promotional video with the news. In it, the singers act as if they have no clue who the pop-star mentor will be.
“I heard we have a mega mentor? I heard it’s supposed to be one of the most successful people in music,” Legend says before Swift nonchalantly walks out of the trailer behind them as her latest chart-topping single “Me!” featuring Brenden Urie begins playing.
Kellyanne Conway trolled Taylor Swift with a rendition of a line from the pop singer’s latest hit, “You Need To Calm Down.”
“I actually like the new Taylor Swift song that is You Need to Calm Down,” she said. “I can sing it for you. Where she says, ‘If you say it on the street, that’s a knock out, if you put it in a tweet, that’s a cop-out.’ I love that. That’s basically Washington in a nutshell. But she’s welcome to her opinion.”