By sharing a simple 10 second video showing nothing more than a reptilian tail, the "Shake It Off" singer not only generated huge interest in whatever she's got planned, but also reignited feud talk with both Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry and drew comparisons to Dany on "Game of Thrones."
A lot of her fans pointed out how Swift waited until the same day Katy released a teaser for her "Swish, Swish" music video -- a song about their feud -- to drop a teaser of her own. While some called the move devious, others thought it could all be a big publicity stunt leading up to a performance together at the VMAs.
KATY+TAYLOR PERFORMANCE CONFIRMED!!!!!?? pic.twitter.com/JY68CxweuW— KatyXArmy (@KatyArianaCat) August 21, 2017
bitch i swear this shit is PLANNED. Watch Katy release Swish Swish Remix featuring Nicki Minaj & Taylor Swift the day of the VMAs.— ukht w/the bad hair (@onikashabibi) August 21, 2017
Katy: So my music video for Swish Swish is finally droppi...— Joanne | Goma (@gomathecure) August 21, 2017
Taylor: *posts a 10 second video of a cryptic snake on all her social media* pic.twitter.com/Wfrc71RE4j
what type of snake i mean person would taylor be if she didn't post something music wise when katy does?— phoebs (@katysmychampion) August 21, 2017
Katy: hey my new mv is coming out th-— ludo🍪 (@newromanticzara) August 21, 2017
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT TAYLOR ONCE AGAIN OVERSHADOWS KATY W HER POSTING THIS CUCKDJBCBD— alyssa 🦈 (@gyIIenswifts) August 21, 2017
Katy: Swish Swish— Jade (@jaderradee) August 21, 2017
Taylor: HISS HISS BISH#TS6IsComing
Not trying to start 💩 but i mean what a coincidence that katy releases the trailer for swish swish and Taylor decides to.. https://t.co/8iXDcmr0lE— wendy (@katycatwendy) August 21, 2017
Swish swish VMAs performance with surprise Taylor appearance before reneacting Madonna Britney Xtina kiss with Katy and Nicki confirmed https://t.co/1SmwswX9H4— Bryan Christopher (@brychrstphr) August 21, 2017
Others thought the imagery showed a snake, drawing references to Taylor's feud with Kim K. over whether or not Swift knew Kanye would say "I made that bitch famous" in his song "Famous."
In 2016, Kardashian said Swift gave West her blessing over the lyrics -- on National Snake Day no less -- and snake emojis started filling the comments on the singer's Instagram page. Could she be embracing the title now?
IM SO HAPPY SHE DIDN'T LEAVE THE SNAKE THEORY KIM AND KANYE ARE ALREADY DEAD— Taylor Swift Facts (@TSwiftFCT) August 21, 2017
Taylor has taken the form of a snake. Katy Perry, Kim, and Kanye are shook. https://t.co/Pov1w8NMBP— Angel (@ucheangele) August 21, 2017
this isn't news, we been knew that Taylor swift is a snake https://t.co/uIkAuMhIGK— ♡ham sandwich (@girlsandrobbers) August 21, 2017
me: i don't like snakes— Ainslee Silverthorne (@Ainsleexx) August 21, 2017
taylor swift posts about a snake
everyone: taylor swift is a snake— a (@taymblr) August 21, 2017
taylor: say no morepic.twitter.com/ATt8DYHbuC
media and people to taylor: you're a snake, be a snake— Lester Buscano (@Lestosterone) August 21, 2017
Why do I feel like Taylor Swift's post is a teaser for an upcoming diss track to all those who called her a snake? Hahaha like rap levels— SI GHURL ✨ (@CANT2TON) August 21, 2017
A third faction of fans thought Taylor's tweet showed a dragon, immediately drawing comparisons to the Mother of Dragons on "Game of Thrones."
WHAT IF TAYLOR DROPS AN ALBUM ABOUT GAME OF THRONES LMAO— CLEVE 👑 (@cleveageee) August 21, 2017
[Watches Game Of Thrones once.] https://t.co/ALe2GZkXIf— Taylor Banks (@MsTaylorBanks) August 21, 2017
Fairly confident this just means Taylor Swift is voicing one of the dragons on Game of Thrones lol https://t.co/MlZwUbuoGg— Dan Purcell (@TheDPurcell) August 21, 2017
Either taylor is going to release an album or she watched game of thrones and she's upset bout viserion.— Carl (@carljohnEJ) August 21, 2017
oh dope, taylor swift is going to drop a game of thrones concept album. https://t.co/jRcpFLegtE— Rachel Gruber (@rachgrub) August 21, 2017
Everyone shut up it's a dragon Taylor is the mother of dragons Daenerys is over— madi (@zaylours) August 21, 2017
We're sure there's more to come, so stay tuned.