You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Watch: Taylor Swift Debuts Star-Packed ‘Bad Blood’ Music Video

What do Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Zendaya, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne and Jessica Alba have in common? They’re all in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video, which was finally released Sunday night during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

Swift has been teasing the mashup of starlets, television stars and supermodels for the past week on her Instagram account, starting with the first promo image, releasing a photo of herself in character as “Catastrophe” for the action-packed video.

Gomez nabbed the lead role as “Arsyn” in the “Bad Blood” video, which also features Hailee Steinfeld, singer Ellie Goulding, rapper Kendrick Lamar, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, “Empire” actress Serayah and models Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt and Lily Aldridge.

All of the music video stars are part of Swift’s who’s-who of A-list friends, and for those wondering why Hargitay and Pompeo are involved — Swift named two of her cats after their TV namesakes: Meredith and Olivia, paying homage to the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “SVU” television icons.

The “Bad Blood” music video from the platinum-selling “1989” album, is directed by Joseph Kahn and produced by Swift.

Watch Taylor Swift’s full “Bad Blood” music video below.

More Music

  • Bette Midler

    Bette Midler to Perform on the Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

    Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned. Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five [...]

  • Kacey Musgraves, winner of the awards

    Kacey Musgraves to Present at the Oscars

    Hot off her album of the year award at last weekend’s Grammys, Kacey Musgraves has been tapped to present at the Oscars on Feb. 24, Variety has learned. She joins previously announced presenters Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, [...]

  • Olmo Teodoro Cuaron, Alfonso Cuaron and

    Alfonso Cuarón Tells Why His Scoreless 'Roma' Prompted an 'Inspired' Companion Album

    Back around the ‘90s, “music inspired by the film” albums got a bad name, as buyers tired of collections full of random recordings that clearly were inspired by nothing but the desire to use movie branding to launch a hit song. But Alfonso Cuarón, the director of “Roma,” is determined to find some artistic validity [...]

  • Panic at the Disco Concert Review

    Concert Review: Panic! at the Disco Brings Theatrical Flair to Forum

    At one particularly crowd-pleasing point during Panic! at the Disco’s show Friday at the Forum, Brendon Urie played the group’s cover of one of the “Greatest Showman” songs, from the recent tribute album devoted to that film, and it’s not hard to see why he would gravitate to the musical. Urie’s so much of a [...]

  • Ludwig Goransson Black Panther Composer

    Complete Guide to This Year's Oscar-Nominated Scores

    Unlike the song category, it’s impossible to predict the winner from this year’s quintet of original-score nominees. It’s almost anyone’s game. Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson spent a month in Africa recording unusual drums, flutes and vocals, then adding them to a massive London orchestra and choir to create a unique soundscape for the fictional land [...]

  • Oscars Best Song Nominees

    Complete Guide to This Year's Oscar-Nominated Songs

    This year’s crop of Oscar-nominated songs may be the most diverse in years: a ballad and a pop-rap from two of the year’s biggest films, plus a delicate lullaby from a Disney musical, a political themed anthem, and a novelty tune for singing cowboys. “Shallow,” the top-10 hit from “A Star Is Born,” is widely [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content