Why Taylor Swift Wants To Become The Next Michael Jackson

Taylor Swift is working hard to become the next Michael Jackson. That’s why she’s been tirelessly promoting her “Bad Blood” music video for the past two weeks. Taylor believes that her new music video is this generation’s “Thriller.”

Swift, 25, definitely believes that “Bad Blood” will live up to Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” music video. She has already enlisted and announced some of her 17 celebrity friends that will make a feature in the video. An alleged source told Hollywood Life that Swift hopes to surpass Jackson for having the most talked about music video of all time.

That may not since everything spreads like wildfire on social media these days.

“Taylor is so excited for the video to come out because she worked on it for quite awhile. There are going to be a lot more surprises that haven’t been revealed as well, but she anticipates this to be her best video ever and something that will rival and surpass Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.'”

That’s some high stakes that Taylor has placed on herself. “Thriller” is known as the most iconic music video in pop culture history. All of the response from the music video sky-rocketed Thriller album sales, according to the source. Taylor is hoping that “Bad Blood” will do the same for 1989, even though it’s had its highest amount of album sales since 2002.

Swift has shared 13 posters of characters from the music video. It looks like she’s done promoting the video for now. It’s now being reported that Swift has announced the entire cast for her star-studded and highly-anticipated “Bad Blood” music video.

“We have… deep breath… models Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt and Gigi Hadid, Paramore singer Hayley Williams, actresses Jessica Alba, Lena Dunham, Hailey Steinfeld and Zendaya, musician Kendrick Lamar and singer Ellie Goulding.”

It will also feature Ms. Taylor Swift herself. The full music video is set to premiere at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 17.

But what about Swift’s bff, Selena Gomez? She may make a surprise cameo in the video.

“Taylor asked Selena to be a part of the video and Selena’s schedule originally had her being unable to do it, but many in Taylor’s camp think that they worked it out and that Selena will be one of the non-announced surprises.”

Taylor Swift is not only debuting her new music video. She’s also expected to sweep the Billboard Music Awards. The singer-songwriter is up for 14 nominations in 13 categories. Taylor’s even competing with herself for the Top Streaming Song – Video. That won’t be difficult to do.

Swift could snag the most awards since the awards show relaunched in 2011, according to a report on Yahoo! News. Adele was the last singer to pick up 12 awards in 2012, and now Swift is vying to become the new female artist who takes home the most awards.

Do you think Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” will be as iconic as “Thriller”? Do you think she’ll take home the most awards at the BBMAs? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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