You don’t need to be a Swiftie (I think that’s what Taylor Swift fans are called?) to have heard Taylor Swift’s new song. Mainly because radio stations far and wide are playing it on repeat as a new form of torture.
The song is called called ‘ME!’ and, in case you can’t already tell from my cynicism, I hate it. It’s got a marching band, a rainbow film clip and one of the lyrics is “spelling is fun.” I wish I was joking.
If you’re a sucker for pain, I’ll pop it at the very bottom of this article (where it belongs because it’s a hot mess) for you to watch later.
I like Taylor Swift and I’m not ashamed of that fact. But this tune just feels like a desperate attempt to stay relevant with her younger audience as her older fans stop listening to her music.
Her recent performance of the single at the Billboard Music Awards was… a bit flat. The song sounds even worse live. Not to mention Taylor basically ripped off Beyoncé’s Coachella 2018 opening, which is not cool.
— King Ajainie (@AjainieKing) May 2, 2019
Beyoncé isn’t responsible for inventing the marching band, but there’s no denying she did it better.
Beyoncé = pure fire feat. Destiny’s Child.
Taylor = rainbow nightmare feat. back-up dancers disguised as b-grade marching band members.
— blair pauldorf (@perolikePR) May 2, 2019
I feel personally offended by Taylor’s performance and I’m not even sure it was her intention to copy Queen Bey. There’s a real possibility the similarities between the performances could just be one messy misunderstanding. But still, the internet is not happy.
— Baby Grl💙 (@Blkconnoisseur2) May 2, 2019
— kiya_g (@kiyag8) May 2, 2019
— JayPee (@FlatscreenHD) May 2, 2019
ATTN Taylor Swift: ripping off Beyoncé is probably not a good idea.
Girl should’ve listened to Kanye.
Remember, I warned you: