Taylor Swift is hitting the internet hard with her upcoming album Lover, due out August 23. But right now, it’s all about the music video for ‘You Need To Calm Down.’
Taking to her Instagram earlier today, Swift teased the fabulous all-star cast for the clip and my LORD – it’s the ‘Bad Blood’ video 2.0.
Expect to see Ellen Degeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Laverne Cox, RuPaul, Ciara, Adam Rippon, Todrick Hall, Dexter Mayfield, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Adam Lambert, Hanna Hart, Hayley Kiyoko, Billy Porter, Chester Lockhart, Queer Eye angels Tan France, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, and Bobby Berk, AND more in the video.
“Asked a few friends to be in the You Need To Calm Down video,” Swift captioned the post.
The tune’s music video will hit the internet at 8:15am ET which is 10:15pm AEST.
Over the weekend, Swift stopped by New York‘s The Stonewall Inn to give a surprise performance for pride month, commemorating 50 years since the 1969 Stonewall Uprising that helped ignite the modern gay rights movement.
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who will appear in the You Need To Calm Down video, co-hosted the event with drag queen Diva Jackie Dupree. Ferguson also took to the stage to perform an acoustic version of ‘Shake It Off’ with Swift.
Since the new tune hit the internet, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) – which Swift name drops in her lyric video – has reportedly seen a spark in $13 donations, a nod to Swift’s favourite number.