Bad Blood music video: Taylor Swift reveals Selena Gomez as 'Arsyn' ahead of Billboard Music Awards premiere

The video is being directed by Joseph Kahn, the Grammy award-winning director behind Swift's video for 'Black Space'

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Taylor Swift has revealed the final character for her upcoming ‘Bad Blood’ music video, ahead of its premiere at the Billboard Music Awards on 17 May.

Selena Gomez is seen pictured in the latest poster as "Arsyn". Swift has promised that she will "sure to start some fires".

Watch Taylor Swift's new Bad Blood music video

Swift has been incredibly tight-lipped on the details surrounding the video, but the posters appear to be inspired by the martial arts action of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill trilogy and Frank Miller’s neo-noir Sin City.

There is also an undeniable 'girl-power' theme, as its cast features Swift's famous friends, including Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevigne, Martha Hunt, Jessica Alba and Ellie Goulding.

So far the only male character is "Welvin Da Great", who is being portrayed by Kendrick Lamar. Bad Blood is directed by Joseph Kahn, the Grammy award-winning director behind Swift's video for 'Black Space'.

Kahn has also produced music videos for the likes of Muse, Katy Perry, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, LeAnn Rimes, U2 and The Chemical Brothers.

Here are the characters appearing in the video, in the order they were introduced:

The video looks set to become one of the biggest events in pop culture this year. One thing's for sure: you wouldn't want to mess with any of them.

 

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