This is going to be one heck of a video! Zendaya and Gigi Hadid both dished to Us Weekly on Thursday, May 14, on what to expect from their pal Taylor Swift's upcoming "Bad Blood" music video slated to debut during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards this weekend.
"It's awesome!" Zendaya, 18, told Us at Jennifer Lopez and Marie Osmond's launch of the "Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are" campaign in Hollywood. "I think she's incredible. I think people are gonna be blown away by the song and by the whole thing. It's just… She's a genius. I really do think she's a genius and she's a really, really sweet human being so I was very lucky to be a part of it!"
The former Disney star will play "Cut-Throat" in Swift's latest music video directed by Joseph Kahn. "What's really cool is everyone got to pick their own character name, so that was kind of exciting," she told Us. "It was like… I don't know, you kind of get to see everyone's personality in their name so it's cool."
Meanwhile on the East Coast, supermodel Hadid spoke to Us and other reporters at the Maybelline New York Celebrates 100 Years.
"[It was] just like the craziest thing you’ve ever seen," she told Us of being on set with so many stars. "I can’t say that much but it’s going to be epic. It’s just amazing how Taylor has the self confidence and the confidence in her friends, her generation and this generation of women that she loves to empower other people and I feel like that’s really what this is about. The song 'Bad Blood' is just kind of about just not creating bad blood with people around you and it’s cooler to be nice than to be mean." (As previously revealed by Us, the tune was based on Swift's beef with none other than Katy Perry.)
Yolanda Foster's stunning daughter, 20, will portray "Slay-Z" in the music video. "I’m obsessed with Beyonce," she told Us. "It’s a play on Jay Z and then using the word slay…. It was just a good word for my character to say the least."
For her "Bad Blood" music video, 1989 hitmaker Swift, 25, recruited (as of Friday afternoon) 16 of her celebrity besties to star in the work including Hadid, Zendaya, Jessica Alba, Cara Delevingne, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge, Ellen Pompeo, Hayley Williams, Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss, Hailee Steinfeld, Serayah, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Martha Hunt, and Kendrick Lamar.
Her video will debut on Sunday, May 17, on ABC during the 2015 BBMAs.