Taylor Swift releases You Need to Calm Down video starring Katy Perry, Ellen, Laverne Cox and more

Video stars everyone from Adam Lambert and Ellen DeGeneres to RuPaul and Ryan Reynolds

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Monday 17 June 2019 14:10
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Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in the 'You Need to Calm Down' video
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in the 'You Need to Calm Down' video

Taylor Swift has shared the colourful, star-studded video for her new single “You Need to Calm Down”.

Opening with Swift in a caravan that she later sets fire to, the video features a staggering array of her celebrity friends including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, Ryan Reynolds, the Queer Eye cast, singer Hayler Kioko, and Katy Perry.

Also featured are Dexter Mayfield, Ciara, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Billy Porter, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Chester Lockhart, Adam Rippon and Hannah Hart.

Watch the video below:

The group parties in a caravan park and ignore the homophobic protestors who look on waving placards.

Towards the end of the video, a food fight breaks out and Katy Perry appears in a burger costume similar to the one she wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

Swift, dressed as a carton of French fries, spots her and gives her a hug. The scene comes after the two pop stars squashed their long-running “beef”.

“You Need to Calm Down” is the second single from Swift’s forthcoming seventh album Lover, out 23 August via Republic records.

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