Did Taylor Swift's Billboard Music Awards performance on last Wednesday night rip off Beyoncé's 2018's Coachella show?
上周三霉霉在Billboard Music Awards上面的表演剽窃了碧昂斯2018 Coachella音乐节演唱会？
The question is tearing through both artists' respective fandoms on *t*witter. The Beyhive is claiming that Swift's opening number at Wednesday's awards, which featured a drum corps flanking Swift as she walked on stage, stole the idea from Bey's Coachella performances, which served as the basis for her recent Netflix "Homecoming" documentary.
Swifties, on the other hand, are coming to their idol's defense, pointing out that Swift has used marching bands during her live performances in the past.
What Beyoncé fans are saying:“One of these things is not like the other," one fan wrote, quoting Swift's new song "ME!," which she performed at the BBMAs Wednesday night. The tweet included an image of Swift's opening pose juxtaposed with a scene from one of Beyonce's Coachella performances.
"*t*witter's wild because there are ppl on here saying Beyoncé didn't invent marching bands and we all saw when she did."
What Swift fans are saying:Swifties did not take kindly to the online treatment of the pop singer, taking to *t*witter to fight back.
"Taylor DID NOT copy her performance, the level of delusion of the BeyHive is ridiculously high at this point," read one defense.
"'strike the band up' is literally a lyric in the song," another disgruntled Swift fan wrote. "the same band on stage is the same band in the music video. and just for the future, Beyoncé is not the only artist allowed to have a band onstage."
“strike the band up”实际上是歌里的一句歌词，”另一个不满的斯威夫特粉丝写道。“舞台上的同一乐队在音乐录影带中是同一乐团。而且，为了以后的风气，（必须指出）碧昂斯不是唯一一个能在舞台上使用乐队的艺人。”
Many other fans pulled up photos of Swift's previous performances wearing marching band garb as proof that she'd been doing the schtick long before her BBMAs performance.