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Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Features Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, More

There’s been a lot of hype and promo surrounding the release of Taylor Swift’s music video for “Bad Blood,” one of the singles off her latest album 1989. (The song is allegedly about Katy Perry — and if you didn’t already know, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift don’t like each other very much.)

The music video for “Bad Blood” is directed by Joseph Kahn, who was behind Power/Rangers, the NSFW short fan film based on the popular children’s TV show by Saban Entertainment.

The finished product is a little underwhelming. There are a lot of characters, but they only show up for a few seconds and nothing really exciting happens.

In the beginning of the video, Arsyn (Selena Gomez) betrays Cashmere (Taylor Swift) after a major heist. Cashmere goes on to train for their upcoming battle in some sort of futuristic all-girls fighting academy. Kendrick Lamar, Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Serayah McNeill, Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding, Martha Hunt, Cara Delevingne, Chanel Iman, Hayley Williams, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Alba, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Cindy Crawford, and Zendaya all appear in named roles. Everyone looks fantastic, I just wish the video was longer so we could see them a bit more.

Let me know in the comment section what you thought about the music video! Was it worth the hype?