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Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Director Defends Video Amid Controversy

Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Director Defends Video Amid Controversy

Taylor Swift‘s “Wildest Dreams” music video director Joseph Kahn has released a statement after many people were upset by the video’s lack of diversity.

If you didn’t see the video, check it out here.

“‘Wildest Dreams’ is a song about a relationship that was doomed, and the music video concept was that they were having a love affair on location away from their normal lives,” Joseph said (via E! News) about the backlash, which comes from an article by NPR titled ‘Taylor Swift Is Dreaming Of a Very White Africa,’ among others. “This is not a video about colonialism but a love story on the set of a period film crew in Africa, 1950.”

“There are black Africans in the video in a number of shots, but I rarely cut to crew faces outside of the director as the vast majority of screentime is Taylor and Scott. The video is based on classic Hollywood romances like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, as well as classic movies like The African Queen, Out of Africa and The English Patient, to name a few,” Joseph added.

“The reality is not only were there people of color in the video, but the key creatives who worked on this video are people of color. I am Asian American, the producer Jil Hardin is an African American woman, and the editor Chancler Haynes is an African American man. We cast and edited this video. We collectively decided it would have been historically inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors as the video would have been accused of rewriting history. This video is set in the past by a crew set in the present and we are all proud of our work,” Joseph said.

Click inside to read the remainder of the statement… More Here! »

Miley Cyrus on Not Wanting To Be in Taylor Swift's Squad: 'None of My Friends Are Famous'

Miley Cyrus on Not Wanting To Be in Taylor Swift's Squad: 'None of My Friends Are Famous'

Miley Cyrus isn’t trying to join Taylor Swift‘s all-girl squad.

The 22-year-old “Do It” entertainer was asked about the group of girls Taylor hangs out with and it doesn’t seem like she has much interest.

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“I’m not trying to be in the squad,” Miley told The New York Times. “None of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I’m inspired by them.”

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Taylor Swift Sings 'Bad Blood' with Nicki Minaj at VMAs 2015! (Video)

Taylor Swift Sings 'Bad Blood' with Nicki Minaj at VMAs 2015! (Video)

Taylor Swift makes a surprise appearance on stage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (August 30) in Los Angeles.

The 25-year-old singer surprised the crowd by joining Nicki Minaj for her performance of “The Night Is Still Young” and they then segued into “Bad Blood.”

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The collaboration of course comes just weeks after the two entertainers got into Twitter beef over the VMAs nominations.

15+ pictures inside from Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj‘s performance… More Here! »

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Taylor Swift Debuts 'Wildest Dreams' Video Before VMAs - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift Debuts 'Wildest Dreams' Video Before VMAs - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift‘s brand new music video for “Wildest Dreams” just debuted during the 2015 MTV VMAs pre-show!

The 25-year-old superstar co-stars in the video with hot actor Scott Eastwood. Watch the new vid below!

Taylor hit the red carpet at the VMAs that same evening with her “Bad Blood” music video crew including Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne, and many more.

Taylor is up for lots of awards tonight so be sure to stay tuned!

Make sure to tune in for the 2015 MTV VMAs, hosted by Miley Cyrus, TONIGHT at 9/8c on MTV!

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Taylor Swift Keeps Things Colorful at MTV VMAs 2015

Taylor Swift Keeps Things Colorful at MTV VMAs 2015

Taylor Swift sparkles in color while hitting the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (August 30) in Los Angeles.

The 25-year-old singer/songwriter brought along her “Bad Blood” video stars and good pals Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Serayah, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge, and Karlie Kloss.

“Headed to red carpet…. #VMAs #squadUP,” Tay tweeted before arriving at the event. Check out the GIF below!

Keep your eyes on JJJ for Taylor‘s new “Wildest Dreams” video!

FYI: Taylor is wearing an Ashish top and pants, Christian Louboutin shoes, an Ofira ring, and Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

10+ pics inside of Taylor Swift hitting up the 2015 MTV VMAsMore Here! »

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Taylor Swift Welcomes San Diego Special Guests Avril Lavigne & OMI - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift Welcomes San Diego Special Guests Avril Lavigne & OMI - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne team up for a special performance during the 1989 Tour concert held at PETCO Park on Saturday evening (August 29) in San Diego, Calif.

The 25-year-old entertainer brought out Avril to sing her 2002 song “Complicated,” which you can watch below!

This comes after Avril responded to fans on Tumblr who were comparing her meet and greets to Taylor‘s.

Taylor also welcomed OMI to the stage that night for a duet of his hit “Cheerleader.” Meanwhile, her “Wildest Dreams” video star Scott Eastwood and pal Gracie Gold both attended the show too.

“So incredible sharing the stage with @AvrilLavigne! ‘Complicated’ is such a brilliant pop song and I just love her,” Taylor later tweeted.

Avril wrote, “Such a Pleasure to perform ‘Complicated’ tonight with @taylorswift on her #1989 world tour! She ROCKS ????????????”


Taylor Swift & Avril Lavigne Sing “Complicated”

Click inside to watch Taylor‘s performance with OMI too… More Here! »

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Taylor Swift & Scott Eastwood Dress Retro for 'Wildest Dreams' Video Teaser Pic!

Taylor Swift & Scott Eastwood Dress Retro for 'Wildest Dreams' Video Teaser Pic!

There’s just one more day until Taylor Swift premieres her “Wildest Dreams” music video and she has shared a teaser photo from set!

The 25-year-old singer is seen wearing a retro outfit while posing alongside her co-star Scott Eastwood.

Scott also posted the picture on his Instagram account with a super sweet message.

“What an amazing time working with @taylorswift Not only is she a rockstar. But someone I am proud to call a friend. She is a great person and those are hard to find in your life. When you do…. Hold tight,” Scott said.

The music video for “Wildest Dreams” will premiere on Sunday night during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show.

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Taylor Swift Invites Lisa Kudrow to Sing 'Smelly Cat' - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift Invites Lisa Kudrow to Sing 'Smelly Cat' - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift brought out a very special guest during her Wednesday evening (August 26) 1989 tour stop in Los Angeles – Friends character Phoebe Buffay!

The 25-year-old entertainer even introduced actress Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe and they sang her hit coffee shop song “Smelly Cat” for the screaming crowd.

“This singer, she’s only ever played in coffee houses before. She’s never played in a big venue like this so please make her feel welcome. Her name is Phoebe Buffay,” Taylor said, before bringing out Lisa.

“So @taylorswift13 is THE best person I’ve ever met. That was fun. Thanks Taylor,” Lisa wrote that evening on her Twitter account. Watch the video below!

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