Calvin Harris’s Latest Music Video Is a Total Taylor Swift Shadefest
If we’re to believe the internet, Taylor Swift has moved on from both Calvin Harris AND Tom Hiddleston to be with… Drake? But despite reports that all is well between Tay and Calvin now, with the two of them even throwing around the idea of making music together, his new video might suggest he’s not as “cool” with their breakup as he claims to be.
Releasing the visual accompaniment for his single “My Way” (which includes lyrics about a certain someone — *ahem, Taylor* — being “the one thing in [his] way”), people are once again buzzing about the probable intentional shade being thrown Taylor’s way.
While Calvin was careful to choose a love interest (a domestic robot with a shortage — perhaps a dig in and of itself?) that looks nothing like Taylor (‘cause we all saw right through that move with Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River”), he didn’t bother disguising many other details, with thinly veiled clothing references to his ex that are all but undeniable.
Srsly? » "We don't know about her… but this is what we came for!" https://t.co/X4kCML6uzS
— Pamela millsaps (@pms221969) October 29, 2016
Above, for instance, the bot is pictured in a rather familiar polka dot retro dress, which bears more than a little resemblance to the kind Taylor has frequently been known to wear.
Much of the video, however, sees the bot in a black leather bondage outfit — the same type Taylor herself donned in the “Bad Blood” video ― the significance of which isn’t lost on us. Of all the videos he could have referenced, he chose the one where she’s gearing up for a fight?
Near the end, there’s an almost ethereal scene with the bot walking through the woods in a light-up princess dress, which totally has us flashing back to Taylor’s Wonderstruck perfume commericials from 2012.
Still not convinced?
E! also cites comparisons from Taylor’s “Blank Space” video, which sees her standing on a horse with the bot making a similar move in “My Way,” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” which sees Taylor sitting across from a former lover at a very long table ― a scene which Calvin enacts with his robotic paramour.
There’s ALSO a very brief floating scene where the bot’s outfit again could have been ripped straight from “Bad Blood” ― we mean, come ON.
Could you BE any more obvious, Calvin?
Watch the video in its entirety and decide for yourself below.
Do you think Calvin is still steady shading Tay? Voice your opinion over @BritandCo.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
Want to feel motivated to take the next step for your business? Let Office Depot OfficeMax give you the confidence you need with a suite of business services & solutions to help you put your best foot forward. Make a good first impression with business cards & build the business pitch of your dreams with custom presentations. With Office Depot OfficeMax you'll find the tools to reach new customers with confidence.
Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.