Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' music video: Secret references you missed!

Taylor Swift released the highly-anticipated music video for her new single, "Look What You Made Me Do," during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, and she still has us reeling.

The Joseph Kahn-directed clip completely stole the conversation during the high-profile award show for its endless references, apparent shade and constant outfit changes. Swift commanded attention with the music video, which will instantly be considered one of her best ever.

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That being said, the video is full of imagery with secret meanings, references to past versions of Taylor Swift, and we're breaking them all down for you right here. Shout out to Taylor Swift Updates for doing some of this digging!

During the bathtub scene, there's a subtle reference to her $1 victory in her case against DJ David Mueller:

Earlier this month, Swift won her case against DJ David Mueller after she alleged that he groped her during a meet-and-greet a few years back. She sued him for $1 to make a statement, and that one dollar is lying next to her in a bathtub full of diamond jewelry.

*NOTE: People are also speculating that Swift being surrounded by diamonds in a bathroom is a reference to Kim Kardashian's infamous October 2016 Paris robbery, where she was locked in a bathroom by gun-wielding intruders who stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry from her.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Taylor Swift attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Taylor Swift arrives at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Singer Taylor Swift is seen on August 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Taylor Swift seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Taylor Swift leaves Tamarind restaurant on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Taylor Swift is seen in Tribeca on September 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Taylor Swift is seen in the West Village on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Taylor Swift is seen on September 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Taylor Swift seen on October 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Taylor Swift is seen outside 'Lovers Of Today on October 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Singer Taylor Swift is seen in Soho on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Taylor Swift leaves Lourde's birthday party at ZZÃs Clam Bar on November 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Taylor Swift presents award onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Singer Taylor Swift is seen walking in Soho on August 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 06: Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are seen at LAX on July 06, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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In the robbery scene, Swift and her gang are robbing a streaming service:

Remember Taylor Swift's controversial, long-running feud with streaming services? Yeah, well she referenced that during the music video's robbery scene, which show's her robbing the vault of a streaming service's office. Though her insistence on holding out from putting her music on Spotify has ended, the subtle shade here was a welcome nod to her move.

*NOTE: The cat masks and the kitty cat sweatshirt could also easily be a nod to Katy Perry's fans, who cal themselves the Kitty Kats.

The names of Taylor Swift's real-life squad were written on her "You Belong With Me"-esque t-shirt:

One of the versions of "Old Taylor" that Swift dresses up as in the music video was the nerdy character from her "You Belong With Me" music video. There were random names scribbled on her t-shirt as the original incarnation of the character, but in the 2017 version, the names weren't random: They were her real-life friends! The tee features people like Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Blake Lively, Selena Gomez and Lena Dunham, among many others.

All of those clones staring up at dictator Taylor? Yeah, that's her squad:

Speaking of Swift's famous friends, the star has long received criticism for the exploitation of her squad, which is made up almost exclusively of beautiful, famous, skinny, white women. Swift is well-aware of this criticism, so she played off of it in her "Look What You Made Me Do" music video by positioning herself as some sort of cult leader/dictator with an army of gorgeous clones staring up at her as their leader.

Here are all of the versions of "Old Taylor" that she reincarnated for the video:

From characters from the divisive "Shake It Off" music video to her sold out Red World Tour to the infamous 2009 VMAs, Taylor Swift took on many of her most memorable past selves in this video -- and declared them all dead.

Taylor Swift has 10 GRAMMYs and Katy Perry has, well, none:

Swift made sure to make a not-so-subtle reference to enemy Katy Perry, too. She seemingly dressed up like the star as she crashed a gold-plated car, which could be a reference to Perry's infamous gold-plated PRISM truck. The definitive reference here, though, is that after she crashed the car, Swift nonchalantly holds up one of her 10 GRAMMY awards, of which Perry famously has none of. Harsh.

Those I <3 T.S. tank tops on her dancers may as well have belonged to ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston:

Tom Hiddleston famously wore a "I <3 T.S." tank top while playing in the ocean with Swift and Co. during their viral Fourth of July party during the summer of 2016, and Swift outfitted her dancers in similar tank tops in her music video. Oh yeah, and you can buy them now, too.

One of the grave stones had her songwriting pseudonym on it:

Remember when it was revealed that Taylor Swift actually wrote ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris' Rihanna-assisted smash, "This Is What You Came For"? She had been initially credited under her songwriting pseudonym Nils Sjoberg, but the credit was switched to Taylor Swift once the news was made public. The music video features the nickname on a grave stone, so we're gonna guess he's dead, too.

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink (L) accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from Ellen DeGeneres onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Katy Perry flies onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
Singer Ed Sheeran and Lil Uzi Vert perform during the MTV Video Music Awards 2017, In Inglewood, California, on August 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jean-Baptiste LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Lorde performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs during the MTV Video Music Awards 2017, In Inglewood, California, on August 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOMMASO BODDI (Photo credit should read TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Dinah Jane and Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony, Gucci Mane, Normani Kordei and Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony accept the Best Pop award for 'Down' onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Khalid performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Paris Jackson speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, and Dinah Jane of Fifth Harmony perform onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Kendrick Lamar performs during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Host Katy Perry speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: DJ Khaled and Asahd Tuck Khaled attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, and Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony perform onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Ed Sheeran (L) and Ellen DeGeneres pose during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Ludacris (L) and Olivia Munn speak onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Julia Michaels (L) and Hailee Steinfeld onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
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Pink and her daughter watch the performances during the MTV Video Music Awards 2017, In Inglewood, California, on August 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jean-Baptiste LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Host Katy Perry (L) and DJ Khaled speak onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Cardi B speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Co-songwriters Jack Antonoff (L) and Sam Dew onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pete Davidson (L) and Tiffany Haddish speak onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Kendrick Lamar attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Gucci Mane (C) with Dinah Jane, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, and Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony pose backstage after winning the Best Pop award for 'Down' during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pete Davidson attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Ellen DeGeneres speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Ellen DeGeneres and Chance The Rapper pose together during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Gucci Mane performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: DJ Khaled, Chance The Rapper and Ed Sheeran pose together during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink (C) performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, and Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony perform onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Kyle performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Bebe Rexha attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Paris Jackson and Caroline D'Amore pose in the press room during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Millie Bobby Brown speaks onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Katy Perry performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Katy Perry onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Hailey Baldwin poses in the press room at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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