According to MTV, Musterhausen is actually Joseph Kahn, the same director behind “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space“.
Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” video is here (“finally!” – someone, I’m sure) and it’s the exact African safari paradise that we were promised! In it, he noted that placing more black actors on set would have been historically inaccurate. It ends with a message stating that all of Swift’s proceeds from the video will go to the African Parks Foundation of America for its wild animal conservation efforts in Africa. “This video is set in the past by a crew set in the present”.
Swift and her handsome co-star had been teasing the music video premiere on social media last week, with Eastwood tweeting at Swift, “I’m proud to call you a true friend”.
After Minaj entertained the audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with her upbeat “Trini Dem Girls”, Swift joined the rapper during her performance of the “The Night Is Still Young”.
She should absolutely be able to use any location as a backdrop. “Anything! I’m there!’ It just shows that huge pop stars … can still have that humility, which is so inspiring”.
The video, revealed at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, contains “Out of Africa” imagery of animals running across plains, and Swift, in dark tresses, playing an actress, a la Ava Gardner in the 1953 melodrama “Mogambo”, on the set of a film being shot in Africa.
“We wanted to do something wildly different from anything we’ve ever done before”, Swift said on the red carpet. If you don’t affirmatively load your music video with critiques of South African apartheid, while filming a video that has nothing to do with apartheid, you must be upholding apartheid.
Neither Taylor Swift, who has some 62 million Twitter followers and whose “1989” album has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide, nor her representatives have responded to the criticism.