Taylor Swift Drops ‘You Need to Calm Down’ Featuring Katy Perry, Ryan Reynolds and Ellen DeGeneres


Talk about an all-star cast! Taylor Swift released her celebrity-filled “You Need to Calm Down” music video on Monday, June 17.

The colorful and summery visual for the second single off the pop star’s forthcoming seventh studio album, Lover, features guest appearances by Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Laverne Cox, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billy Porter, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Adam Rippon, Ciara, Hayley Kiyoko and Queer Eye cast members Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Tan France and Bobby Berk.

Katy Perry Dressed as a Hamburger and Taylor Swift Dressed as French Fries in the Video for You Need To Calm Down
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in ‘You Need To Calm Down.’ YouTube

Most notably, the video includes a surprise cameo by Swift’s former nemesis Katy Perry, dressed in a cheeseburger costume.

Swift, 29, released the LGBTQ anthem on Friday, June 14, one day after unveiling the cover and details for Lover. The album, which comes out on August 23, features 18 songs, including “You Need to Calm Down” and lead single “Me!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.

The 10-time Grammy winner took to Tumblr later on Friday to shut down a fan theory that she and Perry, 34, kissed in the “You Need to Calm Down” video. “Guys. That is ABSOLUTELY false,” she wrote. “To be an ally is to understand the difference between advocating and baiting. Anyone trying to twist this positivity into something it isn’t needs to calm down. It costs zero dollars to not step on our gowns.”

Taylor Swift in the Video for You Need To Calm Down
Taylo Swift in the video for ‘You Need To Calm Down.’ YouTube

Swift and the “Never Really Over” singer feuded for years over a conflict with their backup dancers, but Perry publicly apologized in June 2017. More recently, the “Bad Blood” singer sent chocolate chip cookies to the American Idol judge with “Peace at Last” spelled out in red frosting on the plate. “Feels good,” Perry wrote on Instagram, while Swift commented with a series of pink heart emojis.

For all the inside details on the biggest celebrity stories and scoop this week, subscribe to our new podcast "Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood" below! Listen on Google Play Music

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on Youtube!