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Taylor Swift's hidden messages in music video for Look What You Made Me Do savagely take down Kim Kardashian and Tom Hiddleston

Mirror logo Mirror 28-08-2017 Zoe Shenton

Credits: Copyright © 2017 BACKGRID UK © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Copyright © 2017 BACKGRID UK Taylor Swift sent her loyal fans into a frenzy as she revealed her explosive video for new single Look What You Made Me Do at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. 

And now the hidden meanings behind the video's scenes have been uncovered.

Thebrazen singer takes aim at her enemies with savage references to her feuds with Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian.

There's also subtle references to the breakdown of her highly publicised relationships with Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris. Here's all the hidden messages explained...

R.I.P Taylor Swift

The video begins with Taylor rising from the dead as she wants to kill her public image.

But if you look closely, as the zombie version of the pop star crawls from the grave, the tombstone next to hers is for Nils Sjöberg - the pseudonym she used for a song she wrote for ex Calvin Harris.

Last year, Taylor ended up at war with her ex-boyfriend Calvin after she moved on to Tom Hiddleston within days and took public credit for co-writing his hit This Is What You Came For - despite previously keeping her involvement a secret.

"I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it," fumed Calvin.

The tweets - which he quickly deleted - resulted in the hashtag #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty trending on Twitter.

Queen of snakes

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Taylor's carefully painted image as a squeaky-clean pop star was destroyed last year when Kim Kardashian released a certain home video on Snapchat - and the snake emoji became code for Taylor online.

But in the new video, Taylor has taken ownership of her reputation as a snake and is seen sitting on a golden throne with snakes slithering around it.

Another message hidden in her throne is a quote from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.

Et Tu Brute meaning 'You too, Brutus?' is enscribed on the arm of the chair and means shock after being backstabbed by a friend or someone unexpected.

She's also seen drinking tea - meaning gossip.

It could be a reference to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian betraying her by leaking their taped conversations after a dispute over his song Famous.

I heart T.S.

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Taylor also savagely mocks her relationship with British actor Tom Hiddleston in the video.

She dances with a group of backing dancers all wearing a black version of the 'I heart T.S.' vest that Tom was mercilessly ribbed in the press about.

He was seen making the embarrassingly public declaration of love at her fourth of July party last year.

Bathtub of diamonds

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Taylor is seen reclining in a bathtub full of diamonds during one scene - which may be a reference to Kim Kardashian's jewelry heist.

Her arch-nemesis was reportedly in the bathtub when her diamonds were robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year.

Also visible in the tub is a single dollar bill which could symbolise her recent court victory in a sexual assault case against a DJ - where she won $1 in damages.

Katy Perry lookalike

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Her dig at Katy Perry is less subtle as she dons a platinum wig and looks remarkable similar to her pop rival.

She crashes a car while the paparazzi swarm around her in the dramatic scene.

Back in 2014, Taylor took aim at an unnamed pop rival who she blamed for sabotaging her stage performances by poaching backing dancers in a Rolling Stone interview.

The target of the juvenile complaint was quickly surmised to by Katy – with Taylor’s pop tune Bad Blood encapsulating her anger about the situation.

Swish Swish was believed to be Katy’s response to the feud, however the singer also expressed the hope of burying the hatchet with Taylor earlier this year.

Taylor ended the video with a bit that included every iteration of herself - from her innocent first album to her infamous 2009 VMAs appearance - where Kanye West interrupted her win to talk up Beyonce - to her new, edgy self.

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"There she goes, playing the victim, again," one Swift Snarks, which is likely playing on media criticism of herself.

Another's on her phone, "getting receipts" - probably a play on the video in which Kim Kardashian "exposed" her phone call with West.

"I would very much like to be exluded from this narrative," says 2009 VMAs Taylor, before the rest yell at her, "Shut up!"

Despite some mixed reviews, Look What You Made Me Do has already broken records in the few days since its release.

Since being unveiled on Thursday, it had raked up 184,589 download sales by Saturday afternoon, according to numbers from BuzzAngle Music.

On Sunday afternoon, its first-day audio streams were at 3,048,667 out of 4.6 million total US audio streams for all Taylor songs.

Meanwhile, the lyric video, released in tandem with the single's debut on Thursday night, broke the record for the most-watched lyric video within 24 hours. So far, it's already amassed more than 37 million views.

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