Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift Premieres Star-Studded “Bad Blood” Video

18 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bang! Check out Taylor Swift’s customized ‘Bad Blood’ emoji.

We already knew the Bad Blood video Taylor Swift is premiering at tonight’s Billboard Music Awards has Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Kendrick Lamar and all sorts of other stars in it. While most of us will be going drink for drink with Don Draper while watching the series finale of Mad Men and then flipping the channel to watch Lady Olenna Tyrell kick some royal rears on Game of Thrones, the Billboard Music Award show is doing its best to vie for our attention by premiering Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video at some point during their broadcast tonight.Swift has been incredibly tight-lipped on the details surrounding the video, but the posters appear to be inspired by the martial arts action of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill trilogy and Frank Miller’s neo-noir Sin City.Singer Selena Gomez joins the likes of Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld and Kendrick Lamar in pop star Taylor Swift upcoming music video of her latest single “Bad Blood”. (Source: Instagram) Singer Selena Gomez joins the likes of Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld and Kendrick Lamar in pop star Taylor Swift upcoming music video of her latest single “Bad Blood”. Twitter users who include the hashtag #BadBloodMusicVideo inside their Tweets will see the customized emoji — a bandage with a bullet hole through it — automatically appear on their mobile devices.

The image is a reference to a lyric in Swift’s song — “Band-Aids don’t fix bullet holes” — that also is used as a slogan on the Sin City-inspired movie-poster images the singer has tweeted to tease the video over the last several days. Swift’s emoji is similar to the “hashflags” Twitter introduced for the 2010 World Cup, where specific hashtags within tweets created national flags. The combined Twitter following of the 18 celebs (including Swift) is 123,884,500 million, a fan base comprised of model, actress and musical (including pop, punk and rap) admirers over a varied age demographic (Zendaya and Steinfeld are the youngest, both 18, and Hargitay is the oldest at 51). Girls creator Lena Dunham, model (and noted Swift BFF) Karlie Kloss, actress Hailee Steinfield, rapper Kendrick Lamar, model Martha Hunt, and actress/singer Selena Gomez are among those starring in the video, and with all the build-up it seems likely that there are more surprises to come, as well. Regardless of whether viewers like Swift (she’ll just “Shake it Off”), 17 talented faces, that cover a broad range of Hollywood, appear in her video and entice appeal from their fan base for the Joseph Kahn-directed project.

Based on the photos that Swift has been tweeting out, it looks like the video has a plot that could rival a Quentin Tarantino grindhouse flick, or even a Frank Miller graphic novel, complete with barely-legal assassins and sword-wielding super models, seemingly straight out of Kill Bill. The emoji almost surely will send tweets about Bad Blood into the stratosphere, since anticipation for Sunday’s video premiere already has generated more than a half-million tweets this month. Fans including Grey’s Anatomy, Girls and Law and Order:SVU devotees, Victoria’s Secret shoppers and those that rock to the beat of Lamar, Goulding or Gomez will see their beloved talent on the big screen.

Check out the characters below (Gomez has a gun!) and decide for yourself whether they will steal your attention from the goings on at Sterling Cooper and the House Lannister tonight: She also posted a picture of herself looking mighty intense as the singer’s alter-ego Catastrophe and hinted that she might be ready to rumble with her BFF, I mean, arch enemy Knockout.

Swift’s posters also have featured Lamar (as Welvin Da Great), Dunham (Lucky Fiori), Karlie Kloss (as Knockout), Martha Hunt (HomeSlice), Jessica Alba (Domino), Serayah (Dilemma), Hailee Steinfeld (The Trinity), Ellie Goulding (Destructa X), GiGi Hadid (Slay-Z), Paramore’s Hayley Williams (The Crimson Curse), Zendaya (Cut-Throat), Lily Aldridge (Frostbyte), Ellen Pompeo (Luna), Mariska Hargitay (Justice), Cara Delevingne (Mother Chucker) and Cindy Crawford (Headmistress).

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