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Have you watched Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” music video yet? Of course you have, that was a trick question. But if you haven’t, you should probably change that immediately if you fancy yourself as a knowledgeable pop culture consumer.
Anyway, there are a copious amount of “Easter eggs” and shady references scattered throughout the Reputation track’s video, with one particular scene showcasing Taylor and her girl gang robbing the vaults of a streaming company called “Stream Co.”—a not-so-subtle reference to her years-long feud with Spotify, which recently ended with Taylor finally allowing the company to stream her songs once again.
In a new behind-the-scenes vignette chronicling what it was like to film the “Stream Co.” scene in the music video, Taylor revealed how fun it was to act and go crazy in the heat of the moment. “The absolute idiocy of this scene is that we’re, like, robbing a streaming company as if they have a vault of cash and all the girls are shoving money into their really well-coordinated, primary color, awesome Gucci outfits wearing ridiculous kitten masks,” she explained. However, upon hearing herself say the fateful words, “kitten masks,” Taylor realized how much better the scene could’ve been if the masks bore more resemblance to her beloved Scottish Fold cat, Olivia Benson, whose ears slightly flop down the top of her head. (Yes, she was named after the equally-beloved Law and Order: SVU character.)
“Obviously, if it was Olivia though, she’d be all ears,” Taylor explained, folding down the ears to the front of the mask. “Which we really should’ve thought of. We really, really should’ve stapled their ears. Why? God, you get the best ideas after it’s too late!” Celebrities, they really are just like us, minus the multi-million dollar albums deals.
Watch it all unfold, below: