Kendrick Lamar to Star as Hilarious Character in Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Video
Veteran director Joseph Kahn will helm the cinematic visual, which stars K.Dot as Welvin da Great. The clip will also feature singers Zendaya and Ellie Goulding and actress Lena Dunham, among others.
No word on the concept of the video, but judging by the poster, the clip may have a Sin City vibe to it. Swift shared the image on her Twitter account with the tagline, “Band-Aids Don’t Fix Bullet Holes.”
We must also point out that Lamar’s fictional name in the video is almost similar to Welven da Great, the Instagram sensation of “Got ‘Em” video fame. So this might be a social media wink to him, but we'll just have to wait and see when the visual drops.
It's no secret that Lamar and Swift have mutual respect for each other. Last year, the "Blank Space" singer rapped K.Dot's "Backseat (Freestyle)" to celebrate her impressive first-week album sales of 1989. Then Lamar spit a crazy freestyle over Swift's "Shake it Off" for K104's DeDe in the Morning.
Swift's “Bad Blood” video will premiere at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, which airs live from Las Vegas on May 17 at 8PM ET.