Fan Theories About Taylor Swift's Snake Video That Would Explain Everything
The award for the summer's most intriguing tweet definitely goes to the woman behind "Shake It Off." But these fan theories about Taylor Swift's snake video tweet suggest that the possibilities are endless — and, whatever this video means, we're likely to find the aftermath really damn entertaining. (Bustle has reached out to Swift for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.)
Clearly, the singer is coming out of hiding and wants the world to know. After Swift deleted every Instagram post, thousands of tweets, and her profile pictures across social media on Friday, August 18, fans knew something was afoot. As such, this snake tweet seems to confirm suspicions that Swift is about to release new music.
You see, we're in a post-Lemonade era where every artist has had to step up their game, and there's no guarantee that we're getting anything as straightforward as a new album (as opposed to video album, incredible VMA performance, livestream, or public collaboration with a former enemy). And, yes, the blurry, mysterious footage feels eerily similar to Beyoncé's own marketing for Lemonade. So, brace yourselves. There's every chance that we could be getting a new, experimental version of the "Shake It Off" singer. In any case, expect the unexpected with the following theories.
1Taylor Is "Reclaiming" The Snake Emoji
Way back in summer 2016, Swift revealed that she had helped her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris pen the Rihanna banger "This Is What You Came For," and Harris bit back, accusing the singer of asking him to keep her involvement secret and arguing Swift and her team were going "so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage." According to Vanity Fair, Harris' fans began flooding Swift's social media accounts with the snake emoji, which intensified following the Kimye Swift Snapchat drama. So it feels pretty likely that, whatever the project is, the snake video will be addressing the issues that cropped up in summer 2016 and the public's perception of the star. After all, she's never been shy about taking inspiration from her own life before.
3There'll Be A VMAs Performance And It Will Be Historic
This isn't so unlikely — the Katy Perry part, at least. After all, Pop Crave noticed that, prior to unfollowing everyone on Twitter, Swift followed Perry.