Video director Joseph Kahn is coming to his girl Taylor Swift’s defense — and is accusing Beyoncé of copying in the process.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kahn addressed online critics that he’s been sparring with many on Twitter who found visual similarities between “Look What You Made Me Do” and Beyoncé’s groundbreaking “Formation” video.
“It’s not ‘Formation’ at all,” Kahn said. “They try to say she’s wearing a black crop top and Beyoncé 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 Beyoncé copied ‘Bad Blood.’”
It’s a bold statement from a man who’s already felt the fire of the Lemonade singer’s fans, but Kahn is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his collaborations with Swift.
He came to Swift’s defense in a statement in 2015, explaining his creative vision with Swift after the “Wildest Dreams” video was widely criticized for glamorizing African colonialism.
Joseph and Taylor are pretty close, so we can’t help but wonder if Taylor feels Beyoncé copied her as well.