After posting a series of cryptic social media videos, Taylor Swift confirmed what fans had been speculating the last few days: the reptile-like creature featured in each video is a snake.
As it turns out, T-Swift has a complicated history with the cold-blooded reptile:
- Serpent by birth. The "Shake If Off" singer was born in the year of the snake, according to the Chinese Zodiac.
- A Met Gala motif. The star wore a Louis Vuitton creation with all-over silver snakeskin print at the 2016 Met Gala.
- Branded by her foes. Foes on the internet referenced the singer with a snake emoji and the hashtag #TaylorIsASnake after Swift's falling out with Kanye West's wife, Kim Kardashian, who shared footage of the pop star and West discussing his track, "Famous."
- Shedding her skin. Snakes are known for shedding their skin, so symbolically Swift could use the animal to indicate her own shedding, or period of rebirth.
Source: eonline; photo: Getty Images