Have you watched Taylor Swift's 'You Need To Calm Down' music video yet? Because there's honestly so much to talk about. First of all, there's the abundance of easter eggs to analyse: What! Do! They! All! Mean! But there's also the fact that the music video is being accused of stereotyping and being pretty tone-deaf. But now? Now people are out here claiming that Tay's video is a direct rip-off of Beyoncé's 'Party' video. Hmmm... let's start by watching both?
Here's ya girl Tay-Tay:
And here's the living legend known as Queen Bey:
As Twitter points out, there are actually a lot of similarities between the two videos:
If Taylor Swift wants people to stop accusing her of ripping off Beyoncé, maybe she should quit ripping off Beyoncé. Her whole “above-ground pool party in a trailer park” vibe cribs a lot of shots from Bey’s “Party” video. This is just one example. pic.twitter.com/VsyUIOWbKe— Erin Gaetz (@ErinGaetz) 17 juin 2019
Also, Taylor Swift’s new video is the Walmart/Kidz Bop version of Beyoncé’s Party video— Ivey Spellman (@iveylovesbey) 17 juin 2019
Has anyone else noticed the similarities between @taylorswift13's "You Need To Calm Down" video with @Beyonce's "Party"....just sayin'...it also has a similar beat...hmm— Tim.O.Ohhhh (@TimO866) 17 juin 2019
But that doesn't mean Tay intentionally copied Bey! And of course, some people are defending Taylor, like this fan who tweeted "y'all are tripping if you're saying Taylor Swift copied Beyoncé's 'Party'.
Either way, this isn't the first time Taylor has been accused of ripping off Beyoncé. Twitter fully lost it during her debut performance of 'ME!' at the Billboard Music Awards, which started with a drumline that had a verrrrry similar vibe to Beyoncé's iconic Coachella performance.