The Beyhive is in attack mode this week, and it's all because of director Joseph Kahn.
Beyonce fans first came for Taylor Swift after her latest music video, "Look What You Made Me Do," premiered. Some Beyhive members felt that "LWYMMD," which Kahn directed, copied Beyonce's "Formation" video. Originally, Kahn dismissed the accusations, while still giving props to Beyonce as an artist.
"I've worked with Beyonce a few times. She's an amazing person. The #LWYMMDvideo is not in her art space. Love and respect to Bey," he wrote on Twitter.
Then, Kahn changed his tune during a Los Angeles Times interview this week, and (jokingly?) claimed that it was actually Beyonce who did the stealing.
"I suddenly understood the conflict of what's going on in society and what battle rap serves, what prism to look at the movie through," he said. "It's not 'Formation' at all. They try to say she's wearing a black crop top and Beyonce wore a black crop top. But they don't realize in 2015 in 'Bad Blood,' Taylor Swift was wearing a black crop top. I really do think, by the way, that Beyonce copied 'Bad Blood.'"
He later linked to his Times interview on Twitter, writing, "Seriously, do you think I give a f*ck about tank tops lol."
He also linked to a Billboard article about Beyonce's history of "imitation," writing in the caption, "Beyhive triggered."
Triggered, indeed. If Kahn set out to poke the Hive for sh*ts and giggles, he succeeded; just look at some of the heat he's been getting on Twitter.
Kahn later confirmed what was, in all honesty, pretty obvious — his Beyonce comments/TankTopGate weren't intended to be taken seriously.
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