Taylor Swift’s efficiency angers Beyonce followers


Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment on Could 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Picture: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin, FilmMagic)

Did Taylor Swift’s Billboard Music Awards efficiency on Wednesday night time rip off Beyonce’s 2018’s Coachella present?

The query is tearing via each artists’ respective fandoms on Twitter. The Beyhive is claiming that Swift’s opening quantity at Wednesday’s awards, which featured a drum corps flanking Swift as she walked on stage, stole the concept from Bey’s Coachella performances, which served as the idea for her latest Netflix “Homecoming” documentary.

Swifties, then again, are coming to their idol’s protection, mentioning that Swift has used marching bands throughout her stay performances prior to now.

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What Beyonce followers are saying

“Certainly one of this stuff shouldn’t be like the opposite,” one fan wrote, quoting Swift’s new music “ME!,” which she carried out on the BBMAs Wednesday night time. The tweet included a picture of Swift’s opening pose juxtaposed with a scene from one among Beyonce’s Coachella performances.

Desus, from Showtime’s “Desus and Mero” late-night present, additionally chimed in writing, “twitter’s wild as a result of there are ppl on right here saying Beyoncé did not invent marching bands and all of us noticed when she did.”

The hashtag #Mayochella additionally began to development, spoofing the perceived whiteness of Swift’s efficiency. Bey followers flooded the hashtag with spoofs of her lyrics, together with “Okay women, let’s promote colonization” and “My momma South Dakota, daddy a Trump supporter.”

There have been additionally loads of “Deliver It On” jokes, referencing how the majority-white Toros stole the black Clovers cheer squad’s routine.

What Taylor followers are saying

Swifties didn’t take kindly to the net therapy of the pop singer, taking to Twitter to combat again.

“Taylor DID NOT copy her efficiency, the extent of delusion of the BeyHive is ridiculously excessive at this level,” learn one protection.

“‘strike the band up’ is actually a lyric within the music,” one other disgruntled Swift fan wrote. “the identical band on stage is similar band within the music video. and only for the long run, beyoncé shouldn’t be the one artist allowed to have a band onstage.”

Many different followers pulled up photographs of Swift’s earlier performances carrying marching band garb as proof that she’d been doing the schtick lengthy earlier than her BBMAs efficiency.

“She even worn a marching band outfit throughout her Fearless Tour in 2009 however … folks wish to insult her for no purpose,” one fan wrote.

“2008 Taylor Swift performing with a marching band in her “You Belong With Me” video … 11 years earlier than her 2019 #BBMAs efficiency,” learn one other response.

One other commenter introduced up the various marching bands which have appeared in musical performances over time: “spongebob: used a marching band madonna: used a marching band gwen stefani: used a marching band taylor swift: opened her 2009 tour with a marching band beyoncé: used a marching band taylor swift: used a marching band once more since 2009 beyhives: sHe’s cOpYing bEyoNcé.”


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