Country star Taylor Swift is either with the smoke or trolling – or maybe both. The Internet is convinced her new “…Ready For It?” music video teaser is a shot aimed directly at hip-hop nemesis Kanye West.
According to growing speculation, Swift’s visual is a low-key response to Kanye’s now-infamous “Famous” music video which featured a nude wax figure Taylor.
And since her body does look a lot like the way it was portrayed in the “Famous” video, the evidence seems to be pointing that way — especially since Swift has liked posts on Tumblr where fans made the connection between West’s interpretation of her naked body and the “…Ready For It?” version, like this one that addresses Swift using her body for self-empowerment and one about how she’s taking back her story from those who have used her body without consent, including West. (Bustle)
It’s pretty clear now that Taylor being “naked” in the Ready For It video is in reference to Kanye’s Famous one. If so, I’m stanning forever
— #1 snake stan (@slitherswift) October 23, 2017
i might not like ready for it but im SO here for taylor taking back her sexuality from kanye's ugly ass video
— e (@taylorsfuneraI) October 23, 2017
In late August, buzz developed over Kanye’s fans gearing up to troll Swift.
Some fans became suspicious after Taylor announced that her upcoming album Reputation would drop on November 10, which is the ten-year anniversary of Kanye’s mother’s death. (While Taylor has yet to respond to the coincidence, her label did address the date, saying that it’s “standard practice that releases come out on Fridays and we locked in this release date based on other Universal Music Group releases.”) Still, it would seem that many Kanye fans are upset about the unfortunate overlap — so much that they decided to “reclaim” November 10 as “Hey Mama” day. (Teen Vogue)
Days prior, Swift’s camp shut down rumors about her trolling Kanye by putting out the upcoming Reputation album on the 10-year anniversary date of Ye’s mom’s death.
“It is standard practice that releases come out on Fridays and we locked in this release date based on other Universal Music Group releases,” a publicist at Swift’s label tells PEOPLE. “There is no correlation.” (People Music)