Buckle up, y'all: A Beyhive versus Swifties war is a-brewing, and we should all be very, very afraid.
It all started last week when the Twitterverse lit up with criticism over Taylor Swift's preview of the "Look What You Made Me Do" music video. Some people couldn't help but notice that a few shots looked preeetty similar to Beyoncé's "Formation" video, which sparked a (hilarious) viral meme.
"LWYMMD" director Joseph Kahn was quick to squash comparisons between the two videos, telling his followers that he's worked with Bey before and “the #LWYMMDvideo is not in her art space." And that was the end of that.
JUST KIDDING! We're only getting started.
In a brand new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kahn takes shots at the Beyhive AND Beyoncé while continuing to defend himself against the "Formation" copying allegations.
"It's not 'Formation' at all," he says. "They try to say she's wearing a black crop top and Beyoncé wore a black crop top. But they don't realize in 2015 in 'Bad Blood,' Taylor Swift was wearing a black crop top. I really do think, by the way, that Beyoncé copied 'Bad Blood.'"
Beyoncé. Copied. "Bad Blood."
Kahn then further taunted Beyoncé's fans in a tweet after the interview was published Thursday, reiterating his copycat claim and daring them to "come get it."
As you can imagine, that didn't sit too well with the Hive:
RIP his mentions. 🙏
At the moment, that's where things stand — but if we were Kahn, we'd probably delete our account before Beyoncé bring ol' Hot Sauce out of storage.
Do you think he went to far with these new claims?