In a new interview with the LA Times, "Look What You Made Me Do" music video director Joseph Kahn took a swipe at both Beyonce Knowles and the Beyhive while defending his video against copycat claims.
"It's not 'Formation' at all. They try to say she's wearing a black crop top and Beyoncé wore a black crop top. But they don't realize in 2015 in 'Bad Blood,' Taylor Swift was wearing a black crop top," he said of the backlash. "I really do think, by the way, that Beyoncé copied 'Bad Blood.'"
Yes, you read that correctly: "Beyoncé copied 'Bad Blood.'"
Kahn clearly isn't afraid to poke the Beyhive though. After the LA Times reporter tweeted, "But the 4 most incendiary words @JosephKahn uttered as we talked #BODIED were, by far: 'Beyoncé copied 'Bad Blood,'" he retweeted the post with the message below:
Thanks to a sneak peek showing Taylor's clothes and her squad of dancers flanking her on both sides, the "LWYMMD" director was accused of stealing from Bey before the video even dropped. Kahn entered the fray at the time, tweeting, "I've worked with Beyoncé a few times. She's an amazing person. The #LWYMMDvideo is not in her art space. Love and respect to Bey."
He later addressed Beyoncé's legion of fans directly with another tweet:
Why is everyone afraid of the Beyhive? What can they do? Pop out of your twitter screen and force you to wear Gucci?