Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Listeners might tie this line to Swift's long-running feud with West, which stretches from when the rapper infamously interrupted her MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech in to last year's drama-filled argument over the reference to Swift in 'Ye's "Famous.
C elebrities are often accused of lacking self-awareness. Despite a lengthy catalogue of hits in which she plays scorned exes and lovelorn balladeers, the country singer turned pop superstar has been seen less as a victim than as a purveyor of victimhood, using her prodigious songwriting talents and natural affability to become a megaphone for perceived injustice. In the battle between Swifts, my allegiance is with the deceased version, a shrewd chronicler of young-adult courtship and seasoned, starry-eyed songwriter. So much so that hearing her new single made me nostalgic for the days of Fearless and Red. But the Old Swift be damned; this new one is all about retribution and, as the title of her forthcoming album suggests, reputation. But still, in all those images, Swift left a lot to be decoded. Get it? The Old Swift is dead, dunzo, kaput, resigned to the graveyard of pop culture history. So she buried the fictitious Mr Sjoberg. Internet conspiracists, too, ran with this as a visual reference to Melania Trump, who could be seen forking diamond necklaces like spaghetti in a Vanity Fair spread last year.
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Taylor Swift is a woman who adds every detail with purpose—and her latest video "Look What You Made Me Do" is full of little easter eggs and nods to her rivals and scandals over her years in the spotlight. Here, some of the most sneaky ones broken down. Because that last 45 second old Taylor Swift exchange wasn't even the start of it Meanwhile, Taylor's won Swift in her "streaming co.
After all, there's a lot to take in during the video, and so some of the intended symbolism in "Look What You Made Me Do" might have gone over your head. But the video also addresses, with self-deprecating humor, some of the more obnoxious aspects of Swift's public persona over the past decade of her fame. Though the video doesn't apologize for, or even explain, any of her behavior, it does show Swift taking ownership for some of it and passing the blame for the rest. For that reason, there are a lot of hidden details in "Look What You Made Me Do" that only the most intense of Swift fans would notice. So, here are are all of the most important symbols of "Look What You Made Me Do," that you definitely need to know more about if they left you scratching your head.