A dancer who appeared in Taylor Swift's "Look What Your Made Me Do" video has spoken out after he was criticised for taking part.
Swift released the controversial video for the first single off her upcoming album reputation in August after sharing a 13-second preview.
Hall, who is openly gay, claims he was accused of betraying both the black and LGBTQ communities just for associating with Swift.
Beyonce fans were among those apparently sending him abuse, despite the fact that he had appeared in two videos by the Lemonade artist, because many claimed Swift's video was a copy of the visuals for Beyonce's song "Formation".
Hall befriended Swift after she praised his work and followed him on Twitter.
Speaking to Yahoo Hall explained: "Artistically, I didn’t feel that was the case. I’m a humongous Beyoncé fan. I’ve worked with Beyoncé. I’ve choreographed for Beyoncé.
"And I would never intentionally be a part of art that I felt was ripping off my favorite artist of all time. But I felt like these were two completely different lanes."
Others accused him of "selling out" for money, to which he responded: "I didn’t do this Taylor Swift video for money. I did it because she’s my friend, and she was very excited about it. And she wanted people to be there who she could trust, because it was a very big undertaking. I was proud to be there, but money was not a factor for me. I don’t do things for money.
"I have gotten comments from people who are upset and have literally said the fact that I am friends with a white person is a problem, because white people don’t possess the ability to love or ever truly care about black people. And I find that very disheartening."
"Ready For It?" was dropped with far less of the fanfare that preceded "LWYMMD", and was released on streaming services shortly after a teaser clip featured in an advert ESPN's college football coverage.
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