Taylor Swift “Drives a Maserati Down a Dead End Street” in Music Video for “Look What You Made Me Do”
It’s no secret that Taylor has been throwing some shade over the last few days.
The country-gone-pop star’s new single and music video have created quite the buzz across the Internet. Her new song, “Look What You Made Me Do,” directly references her feuds throughout her career with artists like Kanye West and Katy Perry. During the VMAs on Sunday night, Taylor revealed her new single’s music video, and there were a lot of references to the “old Taylor” (who is apparently dead, by the way).
One of these references was to her song, “Red.” In the 2012 hit, Taylor compares loving someone to “driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street.” Her new music video does this quite literally; Taylor crashes a gold sports car into a pole.
Taylor has included cars in a lot of her songs, and music videos, so the inclusion of this luxury sports car crash is no surprise.
The vehicle barrels at full-speed into a pole, sending glass shards flying everywhere. Taylor, rather than getting out of the vehicle, poses in the wreckage with a mock-up Grammy; many speculate that this entire scene is her way of saying her album, “Red,” should have won a Grammy for Album of the Year. The record was nominated in 2014, but did not win the award.
The scene is also a direct reference to Katy Perry; not only does Taylor’s look in this sequence resemble Perry, but the gold sports car is similar to the one featured in Perry’s music video, “Waking Up in Vegas” (minus the convertible top).
While this luxury car is obviously meant to symbolize a Maserati, it’s unclear what the brand of the vehicle actually is. The license plate and emblem have been removed from the vehicle, likely due to lack of sponsorship.