If you listen extremely closely to the chorus where Taylor is singing the lines "look what you made me do", it is actually an interpolation melody from the number 2 hit 1991 song "I'm Too Sexy"! "We're very happy that our debut single will potentially be reaching new fans 26 years after its release", the statement reads.
What do you think of the new single? "N--ga sit down. Be Humble", the rapper wrote just hours after T-Swizz released her new single "Look What You Made Me Do".
Swift, who is followed by millions on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, wiped her feeds clean Friday and replaced the black void Monday with the first of three videos, each offering just a tad more of a snake, from tail to squirmy middle and finally its beady red eyes and fangs lunging briefly at the camera.
"Look What You Made Me Do" plays out like a much less playful, more decisive and vindictive version of "Bad Blood", with Swift reveling in the idea of vengeance as opposed to sorting through her feelings on a failed relationship.
Surprisingly, for Swift at least, she kicks off her latest era with a song that seems to call out her beef with West and Kardashian via a reference to a "tilted stage" (West's Life of Pablo tour featured him performing on a floating stage that would tilt and move above the audience). This era already feels a little colder, harsher and possibly even more villainous than the pop-star-next-door we had come to know. The song, featuring elements of pop, dance and house, includes sharp lyrics like: "Honey, I rose up from the dead I do it all the time/I got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined I check it once/Then I check it twice".
To music publicist Eric Alper, Swift's new strategy is a good one.