Taylor Swift has starred in a hilarious new video for Apple Music in which she shows off her rap skills, and manages to fall off a treadmill. The clip, which is titled Taylor vs Treadmill, begins with the singer preparing to work out – her inner monologue stating 'I hate cardio' as she cues up a playlist and chooses Drake and Future's catchy hit song Jumpman.
The 26-year-old then starts rapping her heart out to the track, fist-pumping and waving her arms around as she runs at a steady pace on the treadmill. But, in her enthusiasm, she completely wipes out and falls flat on her face. "Based on true events," she announced alongside the video.
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Taylor Swift has starred in a funny new video for Apple Music
Taylor and Apple have an interesting history. Last year, the Shake It Off star wrote an impassioned letter to the company criticising it for not compensating artists for music streamed through their service's three-month free trial period. In it she said she found their decision to be "shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company".
"This is not about me," she wrote. "…This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt."
The star shows off her rapping skills in the clip
Just a few hours after the letter went live, Apple announced that they would in fact start paying artists royalties during those 90-days. Senior vice president of Internet software Eddy Cue confirmed the change on Twitter, adding: "We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple."
Following Apple's big turnaround - and after many months of withholding her music from streaming sites - Taylor announced she was putting her album 1989 on Apple Music.
"After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music...and happily so," she wrote on Twitter at the time. "This is simply the first time it's felt right in my gut to stream my album. Thank you, Apple, for your change of heart."