Taylor Swift disappeared from social media three days ago. But she roared back with a vengeance Monday morning to give the solar eclipse a run for its viral money.
The pop star posted a mysterious, silent, 10-second video to her social media accounts that fans took as a tease to a forthcoming album. It would be her first full-length work since her 2014 monster hit, “1989.”
The clip seems to show some kind of tail — snake, dragon, cat?
Swift is known for using social media games to gin up anticipation for new projects.
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Guess she’s back?
On Friday Swift freaked out her fans when her Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and website went dark and she deleted all her Twitter and Instagram posts, according to People. Her profile photos also disappeared.
Fans began passing around a conspiracy theory that Swift would release a new song at 1 p.m. central time Monday to coincide with the eclipse.
Joseph Kahn, who directed Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” video, fed the rumor mill with a tweet Monday morning that veered off the rails on a day when people have been warned not to look directly at the sun.
“In 30 minutes, as a show of power, Taylor Swift will blot out the sun.” Kahn tweeted.
He followed up quickly with two more tweets warning fans not to take him “literally.”
Swifties were not amused.
Federal jurors in Denver last week found that former Kansas City DJ David Mueller assaulted and battered Swift at a meet-and-greet in 2013.