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10 hidden references you missed in Taylor Swift's music video for 'Look What You Made Me Do'

She did NOT hold back.

Taylor Swift released the music video for "Look What You Made Me Do" yesterday at the MTV Video Music Awards, and as we expected, the singer did not hold back.

It’s no surprise that Taylor bases the majority of her albums and songs off her past experiences (relationships included) and she hasn't failed to deliver this time 'round. The album art for Reputation sparked various theories of hidden meanings, including that Taylor was going to address her suffocation within the media and entertainment industry — and it looks like she’s done just that.

It’s been just over 24 hours since the video dropped, and fans have wasted no time trying to decode every single scene in hopes of finding potential digs at all of her celebrity feuds and dramas which have surfaced.

Here are the hidden references you may have missed:

1. The tombstone in the opening scene references ‘Nils Sjoberg’

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For those of you who didn’t know, Nils Sjoberg was the name that Taylor used for a song writing credit on ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris’s top hit “This Is What You Came For.” After the pair broke it off, it was revealed that Taylor actually co-wrote the song. This led to a series of heated tweets from Calvin Harris, which referenced Taylor’s long-time feud with Katy Perry.

2. The return of the “I <3 T.S” crop top

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Does this look familiar? Thought so. It was only last year when Tom Hiddleston was photographed wearing an “I <3 T.S” singlet while on the beach at Taylor's famous Fourth of July party. Some people seem to think that back up dancers reference all of her eight ex-boyfriends: Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Conor Kennedy, Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and of course, Tom Hiddleston.

A fan took to Tumblr to reveal why she thought Taylor snapped her fingers before revealing the t-shirt, stating it was a representation of how the media thinks Taylor “brainwashed” her ex-boyfriend into making him wear the T-shirt. Taylor liked the post, so we’re thinking this is legit.

3. People think that Taylor mocked Kim Kardashian’s robbery

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People have taken to social media to accuse Taylor of mocking Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery. In the video, Taylor is seen bathing in a bath tub full of diamonds. Some people have interpreted this as a dig at Kim, who was robbed at gunpoint and tied up in her bathtub, while thieves took her jewellery.

4. There could be a reference to 'Mean Girls'

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In one scene of "Look What You Made Me Do" people are convinced that Taylor recreates the famous “Jingle Bell Rock” scene from Mean Girls — the thigh slap becoming a focal point in the choreography.

Taylor also sings "I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined / I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!" The singer may be referring to her “Burn Book” perhaps?

5. Taylor turns into a Katy Perry look alike

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Taylor’s angular bangs and slicked hairstyle holds a striking resemblance to Katy Perry’s platinum blonde pixie cut. Also worth noting — Taylor wears a leopard print coat and is accompanied by a leopard in the front seat of her car. Turns out that Katy Perry’s fans are called “Katy Cats.” Coincidence? Probably not.

6. Taylor’s ‘Tea Time’ looks very similar to Kendall Jenner’s

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Just last year Kendall uploaded this photo to Instagram sipping water and captioned it “tea time.”

In one scene, Taylor is seen sipping a cup of tea in a Balmain gown (a brand which is highly associated with the Kardashian/Jenner clan) in what looks to be the same pose as Kendall. It’s no secret Kendall had her sister's back when Kim revealed the phone conversation between Kanye and Taylor discussing the song "Famous,” and this picture was posted only a couple of days after the drama surfaced.

7. Taylor wants to remind everyone of her winning court case

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A couple of weeks ago Taylor won her court case against Denver radio DJ David Muller, who she alleged groped her. The judge ordered the DJ to pay the singer $1 in damages. The shot of Taylor in the bathtub could definitely symbolise this, as there is only one $1 bill visible, amid a bath full of diamonds.

8. She pays tribute to her famous friends

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Taylor’s “You Belong With Me” persona looks almost identical to her 2008 video, except her t-shirt now displays the names of her closest celebrity friends. Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Blake Lively, Selena Gomez, Claire Sislinger, Lena Dunham, Este Haim, Alana Haim, Abigail Anderson, Ryan Reynolds, Ed Sheeran, and Todrick Hall all made the list.

Those who didn’t make the cut? Karlie Kloss, Lorde and Ruby Rose. Ouch. Taylor has seemed to confirm this theory, taking to Tumblr to like a post explaining this.

9. Taylor recreates 15 of her former selves

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Multiple Taylor Swift clones are featured together in the last 40 seconds of the video, some reciting familiar lines such as “I'd very much like to be excluded from this narrative,” referencing her feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Taylor also goes back to where her feud with Kanye began, recreating her look from the 2009 VMA’s. Wearing the same outfit she wore on the night, Taylor holds onto her VMA award and microphone with a look of despair.

10. Taylor acknowledges her previous battle with streaming services

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Taylor, armed with a baseball bat, breaks and enters into a vault titled “Stream Co.” This could be a reference to when she pulled her music from streaming service Spotify after they offered her music for free.

It seems that Taylor has literally thought of it ALL in this music video, which makes us wonder what the rest of her album will reveal.