Kendrick Lamar Enters Taylor Swift’s Kick-Ass World in ‘Bad Blood’ Video
There aren't many artists that get the honor of premiering a music video at the Billboard Music Awards, but if you're a global superstar like Taylor Swift, special treatment is all a part of the job. The singer debuted the visual for her 1989 album cut "Bad Blood" at the awards show Sunday night (May 17) and the result was cinematic excellence with some solid bars from Kendrick Lamar.
Directed by Joseph Kahn, the action-packed clip finds Swift starring as Catastrophe, a fierce woman battling some females looking for a fight. From Homeslice, played by Victoria's Secret model Martha Hunt to Arsyn, played by her BFF Selena Gomez, the blond beauty kicks some major ass in a variety of ways from the boxing ring to the desert.
But besides Swift showing off her survival skills, K. Dot's appearance is what makes this video a standout. "I don't hate you but I hate to / Critique, overrate you / These beats of a dark heart use bass lines to replace you," he rhymes while looking dapper in shades, a black button down and some slick shoes.
While his character in the movie-like visual is named Welvin Da Great after the hilarious Instagram celebrity, there's nothing funny about his role in "Bad Blood." Kendrick Lamar is all business here.
Watch K. Dot enter Taylor Swift's kick-ass world above.
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