As Swift fans, or “Swifties”, will know, this is not the first time the singer has used symbolism to send a message.
In her music video for Look What You Made Me Do, for instance, fans spotted a single dollar bill in a tub of diamonds, which many believed to be a subtle reference to the symbolic dollar she earned in the sexual assault case against the radio DJ who groped her in 2013.
In the same music video, there is a tombstone with the name “Nils Sjoberg”, the pseudonym Swift used as a co-writer on her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris’ song, This Is What You Came For, which is widely assumed to have contributed to their break-up.
So we really shouldn’t be surprised that her latest power move is just as creative and telling. We wouldn’t expect anything less.