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Did Taylor Swift Rip Off Beyoncé? Some Think So

Taylor Swift’s new music video looks pretty similar to Beyoncé’s “Formation.” (Tidal/Parkwood Entertainment/Big Machine)

 

As part of Taylor Swift’s reinvention, the ex-country singer is unleashing a single that asserts her dislike for her enemies and the accompanying visual contains some Beyoncé-esque images.


Twitter users instantly peeped the similarities between Swift’s teaser for the “Look What You Made Me Do” video and clips from Bey’s “Lemonade” album.

Then, Twitter’s undeniably hilarious creative streak kicked in and folks started mocking Swift’s new good-girl-gone-bad image that seemed to borrow heavily from Queen Bey.


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Many used their wit to make a parody out of iconic “Formation” lyrics like, “My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana/You mix that negro with that Creole, make a Texas bama” and, “When he f— me good, I take his ass to Red Lobster.”

https://twitter.com/youngsinick/status/901070514130735105

A few dissed Swift’s efforts as less than noteworthy.

https://twitter.com/jimmyhendrixjr/status/901077575488950274

Others had some social commentary.

One user imagined the singer formerly known as Sasha Fierce would have this to say to Swift:

https://twitter.com/ira/status/901137182198382593

 

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