Taylor Swift premiered the hotly anticipated video for "Bad Blood" at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday

By Tierney McAfee
May 17, 2015 09:10 PM

The Billboard Music Awards got off to a hot start Sunday night with the highly anticipated premiere of Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” video.

The music video featured Swift (a.k.a. Catastrophe), 25, facing off against some of her most famous “frenemies,” with Kendrick Lamar rapping verses as his alter ego Welvin Da Great.

Swift has been teasing the video all week on her Instagram account, posting film noir-inspired pictures of an all-star cast of badass female characters that includes Selena Gomez as the singer’s arch enemy Arsyn, Lily Aldridge as Frostbyte, Zendaya as Cut-Throat, Hayley Williams as The Crimson Curse, Gigi Hadid as Slay-Z, Ellie Goulding as Destructa X, Hailee Steinfeld as The Trinity, Lena Dunham as Lucky Fiori, Karlie Kloss as Knockout, Serayah as Dilemma, Jessica Alba as Domino, Martha Hunt as Homeslice, Ellen Pompeo as Luna, Mariska Hargitay as Justice, Cara Delevingne as Mother Chucker and Cindy Crawford as Headmistress.

Swift’s pal Hadid promised the video would be “epic” and “just the craziest thing you will ever see,” in an interview with PEOPLE before the big debut – and she wasn’t kidding.

After the premiere, Swift appeared alongside some of her video costars to introduce the first performers of the night, Van Halen. Then she happily took a seat next to her posse, including rumored love interest Calvin Harris.

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