UPDATE 6:09 P.M. EST: We figured Joseph was probably trolling, so we asked him. Suspicions confirmed!
Shots have officially been fired!
Not only was Taylor and her dancers wearing similar outfits to Bey and co., the two clips both used Southern Gothic visuals.
“I’ve worked with Beyonc├â┬⌐ a few times. She’s an amazing person. The #LWYMMDvideo is not in her art space. Love and respect to Bey.”
However, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times published on Thursday, Khan takes it a step further and actually says Bey copied Tay!
Readdressing the comparisons, he told the publication:
“It’s not Formation at all… They try to say she’s wearing a black crop top and Beyonc├â┬⌐ wore a black crop top. But they don’t realize in 2015 in Bad Blood, Taylor Swift was wearing a black crop top. I really do think, by the way, that Beyonc├â┬⌐ copied Bad Blood.”
YIKES! Not surprisingly, the BeyHive is already attacking the filmmaker:
If you “really” think Beyonc├â┬⌐ copied bad blood then you “really” must’ve fallen and smacked your little head on the pavement @JosephKahn pic.twitter.com/9Bf5NoTfUe
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Juan Gaywood (@Juangaywood) September 7, 2017
isn’t it cool how joseph kahn will never ever work with beyonce lol
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ katy anne (@katyfaise) September 5, 2017
However, he isn’t afraid of Beyonc├â┬⌐’s fan base! He wrote on Twitter earlier this month:
Why is everyone afraid of the Beyhive? What can they do? Pop out of your twitter screen and force you to wear Gucci?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) September 1, 2017
Now we’ve got problems, and we don’t think we can solve ’em!