Back when Kanye West was known for speaking to truth to power, he took a hit for proclaiming that Taylor Swift was undeserving of her Video of the Year Award. He argued that Beyoncé’s iconic “Single Ladies” video should have taken home the coveted award.
It was a matter of wrong time and wrong place. Still, his point was valid. You would think, with this type of comparison, Taylor would do her best to distance herself from being associated with Beyoncé. But that doesn’t appear to be the case. Days after Beyoncé released her Homecomingspecial on Netflix and a year after Beyoncé’s history-making, show-stopping Coachella performance, Swift decided to offer something so similar.
From the marching band intro, to a flashy leotard, and the way she attempted to hit a power stance when she took the stage, the similarities were uncanny.
Unfortunately for Taylor and virtually anyone else, she can’t do it like Bey. Her drumline was off beat, the power stance she attempted to strike when she took the stage was uncoordinated. The whole thing just lacked heart and spirit.
Take a look at what I mean in the video below.
At this point, people are arguing that this was an intentional stunt to get people to not only watch but discuss what was, aside from the controversy, a lackluster effort. In that sense, it worked. I would have never watched this had the comparison not been made.
As you might imagine, it didn’t take long for folks to call Taylor out on her egregious and blatant misstep.
See what people had to say about the performance that has since been dubbed #Mayochella on the following pages.
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