Taylor Swift’s pop/rap song, “Bad Blood,” had its star-studded video debut as it opened the 2015 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) on Sunday (May 17th). The action-packed video features mostly an all female cast of Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Jessica Alba and many more with Kendrick Lamar rapping verses.
After announcing that the video would open the BBMAs, Swift and her team began teasing the video with individual character posters on social media over the past week. The posters included the tagline, “Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes,” an homage to part of the song’s lyrics.
Swift did not reveal the video’s plot beforehand, but did tweet “Fun fact about : Each individual actor/actress chose their character’s name and persona.”
The celebrity cast in the video includes:
Taylor Swift as Catastrophe
Karlie Kloss as Knockout
Kendrick Lamar as Welvin Da Great
Martha Hunt as HomeSlice
Zendaya as Cut-Throat
Lily Aldridge as Frostbyte
Ellen Pompeo as Luna
Mariska Hargitay as Justice
Cara Delevingne as Mother Chucker
Jessica Alba as Domino
Serayah as Dilemma
Lena Dunham as Lucky Fiori
Hailee Steinfeld as The Trinity
Ellie Goulding as Destructa X
Gifi Hadid as Slay-Z
Hayley Williams as The Crimson Curse
Selena Gomez as Arsyn
Cindy Crawford as Headmistress
Author: Buddy Iahn
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