Taylor Swift Premiering ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Video at VMAs, Teases Clip [Watch]
Taylor Swift is premiering her "Look What You Made Me Do" video at the MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday (Aug. 27), and from the looks of a teaser clip she has posted to Instagram, her fans will never see her the same way again.
The lead single from her upcoming Reputation album dropped Friday morning (Aug. 25), and Swift has already warned fans that the sweet, innocent kid they once knew "can't come to the phone right now ... because she's dead."
She proceeds to warn of her vengeance on everyone who's wronged her in the "Look What You Made Me Do" lyrics, which draw from the turmoil of negative publicity she has endured over the last few years.
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"I don't like your little games / Don't like your tilted stage / The role you made me play / Of the fool / No, I don't like you / I don't like your perfect crime / How you laugh when you lie / You said the gun was mine / Isn't cool / No, I don't like you / Ooh / But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time / 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 / Ooh, look what you made me do / Look what you made me do / Look what you made me do / Look what you just made me do," she sings in the chorus.
Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" video takes that dark, pulsing anger even further, showing her biting into a diamond necklace with a snarl, clad in red and drumming her long, dangerous-looking fingernails on the arm of what appears to be a gold throne, leading up a menacing squad dressed all in black and swinging in a swing, with the warning, "Brace for impact."
The MTV Music Video Awards are set to air on Sunday at 8PM ET, hosted by Katy Perry.
Swift has also shared what might be the cover for a special Target edition of Reputation, writing, "There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation."
She's announced the cities for an upcoming tour in support of Reputation, which is set for release on Nov. 10. But not just anyone can get tickets — Swift is combating ticket scalpers by partnering with Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program. Fans who want tickets to her tour need to register via Ticketmaster through Nov. 28 and participate in ways to boost their place in line to gain access to tickets. Buying merchandise, pre-ordering Reputation and watching the “Look What You Made Me Do” lyric video all advance your place in line.
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