Your move, 'Bad Blood.'
The Taylor Swift Lyric Guessing Game for 1989 began in earnest Monday, when Swift talked to Rolling Stone about her new song "Bad Blood," which addresses an unidentified female celebrity who stabbed her in the back. The Internet zeroed in on Katy Perry as the target, and Perry subsequently tweeted a shade-filled response ("Watch out for Regina George in sheep's clothing").
We don't know the actual lyrics to "Bad Blood" yet, so it's currently anyone's guess if there will be call-outs to kitty cats, green hair and all-denim VMA ensembles. Assuming it contains classic Swift songwriting, the lyrics are going to get hyper-specific. Like, even people who don't know the actual situation (so, all of us) are going to be able to puzzle it out. Despite what Swift says -- she notes she doesn't want guessing games about "Bad Blood," merely people to relate their own experiences to it -- it doesn't seem like a super-likely response given the specific directions she often puts into her tunes. They're practically a public roadmap to who pissed her off when and why.