The public beef between the pair is a very complicated one, but the shortened version of it is that the singer was seriously unhappy last summer when she discovered that Scooter had bought her old record label, and therefore owned the masters to her first six studio albums.
At the time, Taylor claimed that Scooter (and acts he managed) had “bullied” her for years, including at a time she said was her “lowest point”.
And while things between the two seems to have died down in recent months, Taylor’s new music video suggests otherwise.
In the clip – which Taylor directed herself – she undergoes an unbelievable transformation and becomes her male alter-ego, Tyler Swift.
One scene in particular has caught fans’ attention, in which the character is seen urinating in a subway station, with her first six album names scrawled on the wall in graffiti.
Written next to the album titles is a sign saying “If Found Returned To Taylor Swift”, which many have interpreted as a dig at Scooter owning her old material.
As if that wasn’t clear enough, there’s also a “no scooters” sign in the same shot, which has certainly not gone unnoticed on Twitter…
Taylor put the names of the albums she made with Big Machine on a subway station wall— 𝓛𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇 (@Swiftness13) February 27, 2020
Next to the names is “If found return to Taylor Swift”
In the center of the wall is the word “karma”
“Karma is real” - Taylor Swift 2016
This is the ultimate power move #TheManMusicVideo pic.twitter.com/X9GQWl0SuP
So much in 1 picture!— 𝓛𝓸𝓿𝓮, Leah 🐧 (@rebes08) February 27, 2020
1. Mr. Americana Tyler swift
2. Her albums if found return to Taylor
3. 13 street
4. No scooters (my favorite)
5. Karma pic.twitter.com/WqtbW4OcEF
KARMA IS A BADASS BITCH named Taylor Swift 💪👠💼— Holly Armstrong (@HollyArmstr0ng) February 27, 2020
No SCOOTERS allowed in 13th Street Station while THE MAN is doing her glittery business. #TaylorSwift #TheManMusicVideo @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/QUcSpSjmY2
the album names with the 'if found return to taylor swift' poster, the no scooters sign, the mr. americana poster, the 'karma' grafitti..........all directed by taylor 😌 im so proud of her! 🥺#TheManMusicVideo @taylorswift13 @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/gpPgmJcI5i— mai⁷ ✧ track 15: 친구 (@egoteez) February 27, 2020
“If found return to Taylor Swift”— dillan☁️-lfw n1 (@secretmoments13) February 27, 2020
this scene means so much, she’s saying scott and scooter completely pissed all over her masters and everyone’s just letting it happen because they’re men. BS!! #TheManMusicVideo pic.twitter.com/FZo2yaWJmB
THIS SCENE IS GENIUS WITH THE NO SCOOTERS SIGN AND THE “MISSING IF FOUND RETURN TO TAYLOR SWIFT” SIGN AND THEN HER ALBUMS WRITTEN ALL OVER THE WALL. SAY IT WITH ME TAYLOR SWIFT IS A GENIUS #TheManMusicVideo pic.twitter.com/qZH7M9XMlJ— caroline (@thinkharryknows) February 27, 2020
What’s interesting is that nestled among the album titles is the word “Karma”, which fans also have some theories about…
IS KARMA CLUE OR JUST ACTUAL KARMA always double meanings in taylor swift land pic.twitter.com/fzI0yJLlxZ— 𝓛𝑜𝓋𝑒, Anna // Berlin 24.6.20 (@expatswiftie) February 27, 2020
Mind is blown@taylorswift13 played THE MAN— 𝓛𝑜𝓋𝑒, steph 💕🌈🦋 (@taytaytay0515) February 27, 2020
Nods to Wolf of Wallstreet and also @LeoDiCaprio!!! (not a dick but parties in Saint-Tropez)
THE NO SCOOTERS SIGN.
AND THE END “can you try to be sexier and more likeable” ... I died.#TheManMusicVideo
THE FACT THAT ALL HER ALBUMS EXCEPT LOVER ARE WRITTEN SURROUNDING THE WORD "KARMA" AND THE MISSING IF FOUND RETURN TO TAYLOR SWIFT POSTER. SHES GONNA TAKE BACK WHATS— 𝓛𝑜𝓋𝑒, mona (@Swiftieatheart2) February 27, 2020
RIGHTFULLY HERS WITH THOSE RERECORDINGS AND ITLL BE KARMA DOING THE REST. HER MIND!!#TheManMusicVideo pic.twitter.com/aANETW7FLc
HuffPost UK has contacted Taylor’s representatives for comment.
Taylor previously revealed that she was planning to re-record her first six albums, so she would own the masters to the new versions.
Back in November, Scooter called for an end to the feud, claiming he’d received threats against his wife and children.
In the past, the singer has been known for littering her music videos with easter eggs and hidden messages for fans to decipher, including when she released ME! last year, which was full of clues about her then-forthcoming album Lover.
Watch The Man music video in full below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.