We have all sung along to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" at some point (seeing that it literally polluted the radio) but the music video is kinda awesome, playing out like some sort of gripping action movie with tons of girl fights, leather and guns. It definitely fits the song but what happens when you take the music away?
The lyrics of "Bad Blood" describe betrayal by a close friend (hence the fist fight) and the accompanying music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, features a cast of fellow singers, actors and models including Cara Delevingne, Zendaya, Cindy Crawford and Hailee Steinfeld.
The video previously held the 24-Hour Vevo Record with 20.1 million views. It follows a storyline that starts with Catastrophe (Taylor Swift) and her partner, Arsyn (Selena Gomez), fighting off a group of men wearing suits, in an office in London, for a mysterious briefcase. When all of the men are defeated, Arsyn double crosses Catastrophe by stealing the briefcase from Catastrophe's hand and kicking her out of a window.
The song begins with Catastrophe lying on a broken car, as Welvin da Great (Kendrick Lamar) begins to rap his verse and Lucky Fiori (Lena Dunham) smokes a cigar. Catastrophe is shown being nursed back to health by a trio of girls called The Trinity (all played by Hailee Steinfeld) and, after some time, she is ready to start training for her revenge.
The other characters in the video are shown in succession, some in training with Catastrophe. When her training is complete, Catastrophe and her friends plot their revenge on Arsyn and her team. The two teams walk towards each other in a cheesy slow motion scene while an enormous explosion goes off in the background, absorbing the London skyline and the video ends with both of the women simultaneously punching each other in the face.
It's like a cheesy action comedy with the strangest ending – which gets worse when there is no music resulting in a lot of awkward grunting...