Taylor Swift had everybody talking Sunday after sharing a “cover” of her track “Look What You Made Me Do” on social media.
Swift claimed the cover, which appeared on the latest episode of “Killing Eve”, was sung by a band called Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club, but only a quick Google search would prove the group actually didn’t exist.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 25, 2020
Fans also noticed the original songwriters were credited online for the track — Fred Fairbrass, Jack Antonoff, Richard Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli, and Taylor Swift — however, the list claimed Nils Sjöberg and Jack Antonoff had produced it.
People immediately recognized the name Nils Sjöberg, as that was the songwriting pseudonym Swift used on the track “This Is What You Came for”, which she wrote with then-boyfriend Calvin Harris.
Nils Sjoberg (Taylor’s songwriting pseudonym) is listed on the LWYMMD cover’s credit. She’s using the pseudonym again to get around her music being hijacked from her.
Taylor Swift will not be silenced and I love it. pic.twitter.com/TV6J2x1ACD
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) May 25, 2020
The name also appeared on the tombstone in the “LWYMMD” music video.
People now think Swift’s little plan was a way of getting back at Scooter Braun, whom she famously called out after he bought her former label Big Machine Records last year, giving him ownership over her first six studio albums.
Fans also think the man singing the “LWYMMD” cover was Swift’s brother Austin. It was previously reported the singer had “begged” Phoebe Waller-Bridge to let her brother sing on the “Killing Eve” soundtrack, the Daily Mail claimed back in February.
Social media users then pointed out the cover art featured a painting of a boy in a “dolphin club” t-shirt with his face covered, claiming it was a photo of Swift’s brother.
Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club 🐬 pic.twitter.com/TUQxizZ7n5
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) May 25, 2020
See more reaction to Swift’s alleged sneaky plan below.
taylor swift creating a fake band so she can have her song played on killing eve without sc00ter br@un getting coin
— jade (@youuareinIove) May 25, 2020
so basically "jack leopards and the dolphin club" is a band of austin swift, jack antonoff and nils sjöberg aka taylor swift. I hate her sometimes. pic.twitter.com/nfL03ESmYe
— rafia (@repromantics) May 25, 2020
this band literally didn't exist until today, TAYLOR SWIFT STRIKES AGAIN https://t.co/5kW1OFZfO3
— Adam Patla (@apat10) May 25, 2020
so this band doesnt exist past the look what you made me do cover and one of the producers is…NILS SJOBERG https://t.co/sk6ZGribrN
— Sara (@stateoftay16) May 25, 2020
Remember in 2010 when @taylorswift13 told us “there’s nothing I do better than revenge” and now we have Reputation and a cover of LWYMMD from Jack Leopards and the Dolphin Club
— Reagan 🌴 (@ReaganPitrowski) May 25, 2020
taylor swift put her song on the #KillingEve soundtrack without giving scooter or scott any royalties for the original song by getting her brother to sing a cover under the fake cover band #JackLeopardsAndTheDolphinClub produced by her pseudonym and jack antonoff. her POWER!!! pic.twitter.com/qhJKRmmbIx
— lara 🧚🏼♀️ (@ceoofnaps) May 25, 2020
I can’t even comprehend how much I love Taylor Swift right now: she literally created a whole band out of nowhere to cover her song plus the return of Nils Sjöberg just so she can own her own music. AMAZING
— The PositiviTAY Page (@ThePositiviTAY) May 25, 2020