Taylor Swift Vs Madonna: Battle Of The Celebrity Music Video Cameos
18 June 2015, 16:40
We pit these two pop divas against each other to see which celebrity-filled video is the TRUE winner.
First we had Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' music video featuring EVERYONE in the super-cool gang of singers, models and actresses Ms. Swift counts as her BFFs, and now Madonna's gone and done the same, roping in some of the BIGGEST names in the business for her video to 'Bitch, I'm Madonna'.
Taylor of COURSE roped in her best buds like British singer Ellie Goulding, model Karlie Kloss and lady of the moment Cara Delevingne, alongside cameos from stars like Lena Dunham of Girls fame and iconic model Cindy Crawford.
Meanwhile, Madonna' freshly unveiled super-group video features everyone from Katy Perry and Kanye West to Rihanna and Beyonce! Not too shabby for the Queen Of Pop!
Check out OUR guide to the two cameo-filled videos... and decide which one is better!
1. First let's look at our two Pop Queen contenders...
In one corner we've got the original Queen Of Pop - and the master of reinvention - Madonna, while in the other corner we've got EVERYONE'S favourite pop star of the moment, Taylor Swift. *Ding ding*
2. Of COURSE these two ladies had to rope in a superstar rapper for their A-lister music videos... but which rap star stole the show?
Madonna managed to wangle a guest spot from her good pal Kanye West - ALWAYS a crowd pleaser (mood dependent!), while Taylor had a full blown feature from Mr. Kendrick Lamar on 'Bad Blood'. We reckon Kendrick steals this one... because we LOVE how much Tay Tay fangirls over his rap skills!
3. Naturally these two pop divas needed a British BFF on side to support them on screen. It's Ellie Vs. Rita... which cameo steals the spotlight?
Rita Ora gave us FULL-ON sass for her appearance in Madge's latest, and we ALL know what a big fan she is of the 'I Will Never Let You Down' star. But then, Ellie Goulding has a bazooka. And you should NEVER mess with an angry pop star holding a rocket launcher. That just makes sense...
4. Bringing on the comedy factor... it's Chris Rock vs. Lena Dunham!
5. Bringing out the big guns... Taylor and Madonna called in some SERIOUS favours with this one!
Taylor's been BFFs with Selena Gomez for years now, and she managed to make the schedules work so Ms. Gomez could play her nemesis in 'Bad Blood' - complete with a SERIOUSLY chic bob. But then, Madonna managed to get Katy Perry, which is basically the coolest pop star cameo you could EVER ask for. 10 points for Madge on this one!
6. The 'wildcard' superstar... courting that controversy!
Both Madonna and Taylor knew they needed an extra kick of sass in their super-group videos, so what better stars to #BringIt than Miley Cyrus and Cara Delevingne. But did either of these cameos give these two pop ladies the edge to take home the crown?
So that's it... Madonna and Taylor Swift have laid down the ULTIMATE gauntlet when it comes to superstar cameo-filled music videos, and it's up to you to watch their efforts and decide for yourselves which pop diva is the TRUE Queen Of Pop!