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Taylor Swift Becomes a Psycho Ex-Girlfriend, Wields a Knife and an Axe in “Blank Space” Music Video

Don’t say she didn’t, say she didn’t warn ya. Taylor Swift got the last laugh on Monday, Nov. 10, when she released the cheeky but beautiful music video for her single “Blank Space,” in which she pokes fun at her reputation as the crazy ex-girlfriend — or, in her words, a “nightmare dressed like a daydream.” 

Blank Space - Taylor crying

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The first half of the Joseph Kahn-directed video shows the 24-year-old “Shake It Off” singer enthralled by a new romance, all smiles and sweet talk as she cavorts with her hunky beau (Sean O’Pry) around a gorgeous estate. It’s like a grown-up version of her “Love Story” video, complete with horses and dancing and formalwear, which Swift and her man don for no discernible reason other than to look nice while running around outside. (The clip is also reminiscent of Beyonce‘s “Partition” video from late last year.)

Blank Space - Taylor with bf

At one point during their early courtship, the pop star paints a portrait of her beloved, which she then hangs in one of the many grand hallways of her enormous mansion. It is, in more ways than one, a picture-perfect romance.

Blank Space - Taylor with painting

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Things take a turn for the crazy, though, when Swift realizes that her leading man is — gasp! — texting someone while on a picnic with her.

Blank Space - Taylor picnic

His lack of attention turns her into the crazed lover so many people already think she is, and she goes full-on berserk, first disposing of his phone, and then taking a knife to his portrait and cutting up all his shirts before burning them. Later, she uses an axe to hack away at the tree where she carved their names into the wood, and a golf club to smash the lights on his swanky sports car.

Blank Space - Taylor with golf club

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“Boys only want love if it’s torture,” she sings as she cradles a delicious-looking but probably poisonous red apple between her hands. “Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn ya.”

Blank Space - Taylor with knife

Watch the video above! See more photos of Taylor’s dramatic video.

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