Taylor Swift is out to settle a score as Catastrophe, a character she plays in her new music video for 'Bad Blood," off her 1989 album. She's joined by a cast of celebrity pals. (Photo: Taylor Swift)

Taylor Swift is out to settle a score as Catastrophe, a character she plays in her new music video for ‘Bad Blood,” off her 1989 album. She’s joined by a cast of celebrity pals. (Photo: Taylor Swift)

Taylor Swift debuted her much anticipated “Bad Blood” video with a supporting cast of music and fashion pals last night at the Billboard Music Awards. She shows off some hot martial arts skills as alter-ego Catastrophe. And, she doesn’t even muss up her lipstick.

“Bad Blood” features Kendrick Lamar, Taylor pals Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne, Zendaya, Hayley Williams, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba and nearly a dozen others. (see list and photos)

Conspicuously absent from Taylor’s rat pack, however, is Kim Kardashian half-sister Kendall Jenner. Delevingne and Hadid are her best friends, but real bad blood reportedly exists between Gomez and the willowy model.

Seems odd that she was left out considering most of the models in the cast are her friends.

Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood Video Cast
Taylor Swift as Catastrophe
Selena Gomez as Arsyn
Karlie Kloss as Knockout
Kendrick Lamar as Welvin Da Great
Martha Hunt as HomeSlice
Jessica Alba as Domino
Serayah as Dilemma
Lena Dunham as Lucky Fiori
Hailee Steinfeld as The Trinity
Ellie Goulding as Destructa X
GiGi Hadid as Slay-Z
Hayley Williams as The Crimson Curse
Zendaya as Cut-Throat
Lily Aldridge as Frostbyte
Ellen Pompeo as Luna
Mariska Hargitay as Justice
Cara Delevingne as Mother Chucker
Cindy Crawford as Headmistress
Taylor Swift’s Hot Chop Girls (Click Photos to Enlarge!)

In any event, Taylor got things off to a humorous, action-packed start when a man in a grey suit and black mask is slammed onto a desk in an otherwise, quiet, closed-for-the-day office.

Suddenly, Catastrophe strikes, literally and figuratively, as Swift pops into the scene with her long legs wrapped around another guys’ head. But it’s no love match. She flips him onto the floor and pauses to touch up her lipstick. Whee!

But Taylor has someone else to contend with. Serayah as Dilemma is in the same room. She snatches an apparently much-desired briefcase from Taylor and sends her crashing through an upper floor window. Taylor smashes a car when she lands… and starts singing.

Most of the celebs make cameos, but it seems like Taylor may have more in store for her crew of super-empowered women. By the way, that seems to be one of the video’s themes.

The clip, by “Blank Space” director Joseph Kahn, definitely has the feel of Quentin Tarantino chop, chop flick. Or a Frank Miller “Sin City” movie, with a touch of Steven Lisberger’s “Tron” thrown in.

Everyone also got their own cool poster, so be sure to check them out and watch the video below. Each celeb chose their character’s name and persona, Swift said.

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