However, many of Swift's die hard fans are taking to Twitter to defend the singer and her performance, with many arguing that Beyonce wasn't the first artist to use a marching band in a live act, and that she has no claim over the use of them. In fact, the singer has a history of using marching bands in performances, one fan pointed out.
Taylor Swift opening her Fearless tour with a marching band - 2009 Beyoncé at Coachella -2018 Taylor at the #BMAs - 2019 🐸🐸🐸☕️☕️☕️ pic.twitter.com/nkjXA3Hjb1
Others, in a similar vein, argued that the claims of similarities were all invalid because Swift used a drumline, specifically, whereas Beyonce used a massive, full marching band with a variety of instruments.
Girl, it’s drums... Beyoncé wasn’t the first to use drums in a performance and Taylor definitely isn’t either. Beyoncé had a whole as band and Taylor had just drums. Y’all need to stop comparing the most general things just because you don’t like Taylor. https://t.co/ORySBD7tQf
I can’t believe that twitter has gotten to the point where people are comparing Beyoncé and Taylor’s drum lines.. so Taylor used drums, lots of people do big whoop.. I love Bey but this really isn’t THAT big of a deal