Calvin Harris looks to be taking some digs at ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift in his new "My Way" video. The superstar DJ producer and pop star had a messy breakup, and the robot girlfriend depicted in Harris' new video bears too much resemblance to Swift throughout the musical clip to be mere coincidence.
Harris and Swift had dated for 15 months until they broke up this summer. The split turned nasty when Swift revealed that she had secretly penned Harris' latest smash hit song with Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For", despite the fact that the two had agreed to keep her participation under wraps. Harris responded by exploding into a Twitter rant in which he eviscerated Swift for the move, accusing her and her team of trying to "bury him" just as she did rival pop star Katy Perry.
Following Harris' rant, it was reported in September that the two were back on better terms and were texting each other in a friendly fashion, but just last week, at her first concert since the breakup, Swift decided to perform "This Is What You Came For" live in its entirety, which was considered by many as a jab at Harris.
Harris had already released his own song "My Way", the chorus of which reads "You were the one thing in my way", and speculation was that it was a subtle diss of Swift, which he at first denied in an interview, claiming it was an idea he had for years.
"I thought of the concept years ago when I left [grocery store] Safeway," said Harris. "I was trying to move to London and I was working in the store in Scotland. I was trying to go down and make music for a living, but I couldn't because I didn't have any money."
In a second interview, however, he left food for thought when he coyly admitted the song "could be about a relationship and you get rid of the girl or the guy then life is awesome."
Not only did that turn out to be the storyline of Harris' recently released music video for the song, but observers have noticed a host of similarities between Swift and the robot girlfriend that newly single Harris recalls via a VR headset in the just released clip.
Taylor "Robot" Swift?
While the model herself doesn't look just like Taylor, a closer look reveals a slew of similarities between her outfits and activities in Harris' video and many of Grammy winner Swift's videos for some of her biggest hits.
The model in the clip wears a red and white polka dotted dress almost identically styled like one Swift has been depicted in numerous times, except the colors of the dots and background are reversed. Later on, she is seen riding a horse, similar to the one Swift stood upon in her music video for "Blank Space."
In Harris' video, the DJ is seen seated across a long table in a contentious conversation with his "girlfriend" that almost identically mimics the one played out by Swift and a male model in her "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" video. Both Swift and Harris' robot girlfriend are again wearing red and white polka dotted outfit in their respective clips.
Then, the "My Way" video depicts the girlfriend horizontally in a two-piece white number that copies both the outfit and positioning of Swift in her "Bad Blood" video. Later on, the robot girlfriend again wears an almost identical leather fetish outfit to the one Swift also donned in "Bad Blood".
The obvious references to Swift in the "My Way" video could mean that we'll ultimately see some sort of musical response from Swift as she is planning to record new material shortly. Meanwhile, you can check out all of Harris' subtle digs at the pop star in the "My Way" video below.