The “Shake It Off ” singer, Taylor Swift, who graces the cover of Vanity Fair’s September issue, opens up to the magazine about her “Bad Blood” video being compared to “Bi*ch I’m Madonna”.
The 25-year-old’s “Bad Blood” video features celebrity friends such as SelenaGomez, Gigi Hadid and Ellie Goulding.
The same idea is apparent in Madonna’s video, where Katy Perry, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus all make an appearance.
“I felt so much resentment that they would take two women who made ambitious music videos and use that as a qualifying factor to comparing and contrasting them,” Swift says.
“I hated that because Madonna and I have gotten along and been fans of each other and performed together, and I didn’t want to see that, and there was nothing I could do, and there’s nothing she could do, because that’s the way the world works right now,” she continues.
The “Blank Space” singer also touches on the iHeart Radio Awards, where she and Madonna took to the stage saying they have been good friends for a while.
“When I went into her dressing room, I complimented this candle and this diffuser she had, because her dressing room smelled like a magical woodland forest,” Swift explains. “A week later, I get this box in the mail, and she had sent me the same diffuser, and all these essential oils, and the exact candle I had complimented. There was no weird tension or competitive factor.”
Madonna and I will collaborate again, and then [the media] will realize there was no weird tension or competitive factor.