Model and actress Cara Delevingne, 23, played a prank in Taylor Swift’s Fourth of July party. Most of the internet saw the party’s pictures, selfies of Swift entire ‘Squad’ in striped bathing suits resembling the flag and romantic pictures with significant others.
But Delevingne appeared on The Late Late Show on July 27 to give another dimension to the party. She explained to James Corden how she pulled a complicated prank on Este Haim, Danielle Haim, Alana Haim and Kesha during the celebrations. Delevigne explained how she waited until the Haim sisters and Kesha went to sleep at four in the morning and how she had to tell Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston in advance since security at the party was very strict.
“Kesha, she was sleeping on the top floor with the Haim sisters, all in this kind of creepy area of the house. And they had been watching murder mysteries all day, so me, Ruby Rose and Uzo (Aduba) decided to become a ghost crew and started making this massive plot to scare the crap out of them, basically,” said Delevigne on an interview.
However, Delevigne claimed that even though he knew what was going on, Hiddleston got scared with the prank, since he went “all out” according to the pranksters.
It turns out the girls nearly called the police, and the incident went on for two hours. Delevingne stated how she thought that was amusing because who ‘ would call the cops if you think there’s a ghost.’
Taylor Swift #SquadGoals
Swift has also become famous thanks to her close-knit group of relevant female friends, dubbed by media as her ‘Squad’. The Squad always makes sure to take plenty of pictures to upload to social media and is always spotted out around town, baking, or having sleepovers in Swift’s house.
All members of the Squad are famous. The group is gigantic and includes models Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge; actress like Emma Stone and Sarah Hyland; and singers such as Selena Gómez, Lorde, and the Haim sisters.
The Squad members always back up Swift, appearing in her music videos, in magazine covers and on stage in her concerts. Some have critiqued the Squad, stating it is just a form of ‘washing’ Swift public image, since the singer would often make songs about ‘other women’ flirting with her boyfriend. This led many to call Swift an ‘anti-girl girl.’
Feminist Camille Paglia has been especially harsh against Swift and her Squad. In an article for Hollywood Reporter, saying it is a ‘bourgeois’ concept, and that it does not help women ‘advance’ by giving a ‘regressive’ and ‘silly’ public image.
Paglia also stated how Swift is an ‘obnoxious Nazi Barbie’ by asking Squad members to get on stage during her concerts.
Last year, OK! Magazine released a report claiming that Swift had a strong control over the members, going as far as setting strict rules. Apparently, the rules establish what the members can or cannot post in social media, how they should dress and who they should date.
A post-Fourth of July drama
In 2009, Swift’s won Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Award. rapper Kanye West interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech. On 2010, James Montgomery wrote in MTV News that the incident made Swift ‘a bonafide mainstream celebrity.’
West apparently thinks the same. On 2016, he released a song called ‘Famous,’ in which he sang “I believe that Taylor and I might still have sex / I made that bitch famous.”
Swift declared that she never approved the lyrics and that it was a very misogynistic line. West stated on Twitter that the two did ‘an hour long’ conversation regarding the song and that she indeed approved it.
Swift won Album of the Year at the Grammys, and during her acceptance speech she seemed to acknowledge the lyrics by stating that there were always to be people who would want to ‘take credit for your fame’. On July 18, West’s wife, Kim Kardashian (who is also the sister of Squad member Kendall Jenner), uploaded the recorded conversation on her SnapChat account.
Actress and model Chloë Moretz, (who earlier this year rejected the invitation into Swift’s Squad), got into the feud twitting that the celebrity industry needed to ‘look around’ to realize that there were worse problems in the world.
Taylor and Tom out together in Santa Monica last night. pic.twitter.com/IGKsF26oyV
— Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftPR) July 28, 2016
Kardashian’s sister, Khloe Kardashian answered to Moretz by posting an allegedly nude picture of the actress. Many have criticized Khloe, 32 for attacking the 19-year-old teenager. Swift’s ex, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, went to his SnapChat account on July 24 and recorded himself lip-synching the controversial lyrics.
During a concert on Wednesday, West shouted that he is glad Kardashian has SnapChat since ‘y’all can know the truth.’
Source: Hollywood Reporter