What a collaboration! Taylor was photographed filming a new music video on April 12, and she was joined by Zendaya on set. Could they be joining forces for the remix of Taylor’s track ‘Bad Blood’?! Plus, find out which other stars were also on set!
This is exciting! Taylor Swift, 25, was all smiles behind-the-scenes of her newest music video, which is reportedly for her Katy Perry-inspired song “Bad Blood,” and she was joined by a very special guest! Zendaya, 18, was also photographed on set, sparking rumors that the pair are collaborating on the song’s buzzed-about remix. And she wasn’t the only Taylor Swift gal pal hanging around!
Taylor Swift And Zendaya: Bad Blood Music Video Collaboration?!
In early April, news leaked that Taylor would be releasing a remixed version of “Bad Blood” as her next single off 1989, but news about who would be joining her on the track was kept under wraps. Although many speculated that Kanye West, 37, or the singer’s new love, Calvin Harris, 31, would be doing the honors, these photos of Zendaya on the music video set certainly tell a different story!
In the pics, Taylor and Zendaya both cover up in white robes, but sport some bold beauty looks with intense winged eyeliner. The “Shake It Off” singer really changed things up, too, rocking extensions pulled into a long side ponytail.
Before releasing 1989 last fall, Taylor revealed that the song “Bad Blood” told the story of her feud with a fellow female artist, and after a bit of research, it was practically confirmed that Katy was the song’s subject (backup dancers reportedly ditched Taylor’s Red tour to join Katy on the road for her Prismatic dates).
Since then, the ladies have been in a bit of back and forth in the media and on Twitter. “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing,” Katy tweeted after Taylor announced the song, helping to confirm the feud. Then, when asked about the girl fight in January, the “Roar” singer told Billboard, “If somebody is trying to defame my character, you’re going to hear about it.”
In February, Taylor refused to publicly discuss her problems with Katy, telling Telegraph UK, “I’m never going to talk about her in my interview. It’s not going to happen.” EEK!
Zendaya Has ‘Bad Blood’ Of Her Own!
Meanwhile, Zendaya has recently been caught up in a public controversy of her own! The Disney star slammed Giuliana Rancic, 40, after the Oscars when the Fashion Police host said of her red carpet look, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil or weed.”
Giuliana has publicly apologized, and Zendaya accepted, but following their back-and-forth, both Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin quit Fashion Police, and G has continuously had to defend herself over the situation.
Do you think this could possibly have something to do with why Taylor wants Zendaya on the remix!?
It’s great to see that Taylor seems to be having a fun time on her music video set — especially since she recently revealed the sad and shocking news that her mom, Andrea, has been diagnosed with cancer.
The 25-year-old shared the diagnosis in an emotional Tumblr post on April 9, in which she explained that for Christmas she asked her mom to get things checked out by a doctor, who eventually found the cancer. “I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know,” Taylor wrote.
And even though Taylor is super busy, she still has a few weeks before she embarks on her 1989 World Tour in the beginning of May, so hopefully she’s able to spend some quality time with her mom before hitting the road. We’re wishing Andrea and the Swift family the best during this difficult time!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see the “Bad Blood” video?! What do you think of Taylor and Zendaya collaborating?