Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Director Responds to Beyonce Comparisons

“The #LWYMMDvideo is not in [Beyonce’s] art space,” Joseph Kahn says in response to accusations

Last Updated: August 26, 2017 @ 12:44 PM

As soon as the sneak peek of Taylor Swift’s music video for her new song, “Look What You Made Me Do” hit the web, Beyonce’s famous legion of fans was up in arms because one shot bore resemblance to Queen Bey’s “Formation.”

However, Joseph Kahn, the director of the upcoming video, took to Twitter to denounce the accusations, saying that the music video that will have its world premiere at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday is not in Beyonce’s “art space.”

“I’ve worked with Beyoncé a few times. She’s an amazing person. The is not in her art space,” he tweeted. “Love and respect to Bey.”

He added, “Also there’s something to that ‘formation’ shot I painted out and you haven’t seen yet. Stay tuned Sunday :)”

Beyonce fans compared Swift’s outfit in the upcoming video to Bey’s iconic Superbowl performance, in which she wore a black leotard and fishnets. Imagery from Swift’s video is also similar to Beyonce’s Southern Gothic videos from the “Lemonade” visual album, which was nominated for four Emmys and won a Peabody Award.

“Stills from this music video look like very bad rip offs of Lemonade,” said one Twitter user. “Okay ladies now let’s gentrification,” another quipped.

See Kahn’s tweets below.