Taylor Swift plays as a strip-club-going, cigar-smoking business executive in her latest official song video, Taylor Swift The Man.
The song is taken from her seventh studio album, Lover, which is the first new music released since her departure from Big Machine Records.
It is aimed towards male music executives – like Scooter Braun, who purchased her back catalogue last year. The credits stress that the whole video was directed, produced and owned by Swift.
Swift gave an impression of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character from his movie The Wolf of Wall Street when he celebrates with all of his colleagues for their business achievements.
In the end of the music video of Taylor Swift The Man, the director, real-life Taylor Swift, asks her male counterpart – voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – if he could do it all again but this time make it “sexier”.
This video is about a thinly-veiled attack on the inequality between how men and women in the same roles are viewed by society.
It’s the latest shot fired in her war with Braun, who she accused of attempting to “dismantle” her “musical legacy” after he bought Big Machine for $300m last year.
Swift claimed Braun and Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta had barred her from performing a medley of her old hits at the American Music Awards (AMA) in November. The performance went ahead as originally planned as the claims were denied.
Later, Braun appealed with her to stop the public campaign against him, as his family was getting death threats according to him.
Swift performed at the AMAs, and won six awards including artist of the decade.