As soon as Taylor Swift announced her music comeback Wednesday, many people drew comparisons to the hype and impact of Beyoncé's 2016 mega hit visual album Lemonade. And moments after a teaser from her new music video "Look What You Made Me Do" was released Friday, some immediately compared a key scene, showing her wearing a black crop top, shorts and fishnet stockings while performing with male backup dancers, to one from Beyoncé's video "Formation," included in Lemonade.
"Look What You Made Me Do" director Joseph Kahn is not having it.
"I've worked with Beyoncé a few times," he tweeted Friday night. "She's an amazing person. The #LWYMMDvideo is not in her art space. Love and respect to Bey."
"Also there's something to that 'formation' shot I painted out and you haven't seen yet. Stay tuned Sunday :) #LWYMMDvideo #SneakyAsian," Kahn added.
He wrote hours earlier, "Before video release: Kahn copying Lemonade. After video release: Kahn copying obscure K Pop video made in North Korean prison in 2006."