Fans Think Taylor Swift is Ripping Off Beyoncé (Again)

June 20, 2019
Taylor Swift performs during the launch of her Reputation Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Members of the Beyhive have accused Taylor Swift of copying Beyoncé with her music video for "You Need to Calm Down." Page Six reports that critics are comparing the shots of Swift floating in a pool, wearing bright clothes, and strolling through a trail park to scenes in Beyoncé's 2011 video for "Party." "If Taylor Swift wants people to stop accusing her of ripping off Beyoncé, maybe she should quit ripping off Beyoncé,” someone tweeted after viewing Swift's video. This isn't the first time Beyoncé fans have accused Swift of copying. In May, she was criticized for details in her Billboard Music Awards performance that seemed eerily similar to scenes in Beyoncé's Homecoming documentary.