Taylor Swift's Billboards performance has raised a few eyebrows with Beyoncé fans

Taylor Swift's Billboards performance has raised a few eyebrows with Beyoncé fans

Apart from one choice encounter, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé aren't two musicians you'd necessarily associate with one another.

They're both great artists with a very passionate, dedicated following, but for a long time, their common thread was the 2009 VMAs - and a little-known artist called Kanye West.

Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Credit: Getty

"Beyoncé had the greatest music video of all time - of all time!" lamented Kanye in that now-infamous aborted awards speech, but now, following Taylor Swift's performance at the Billboard Music Awards, the two sets of fans were looking at one another with... very quizzical looks.

Here's Taylor Swift's stunning performance at the Billboards:

I don't know about you, but have you been watching Netflix? If not, were you at Coachella?

If the answer to either of those questions is 'yes', then Swift's performance of her new single ME! alongside Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie was reminiscent of Beyoncé's Netflix documentary Homecoming, which itself was a live album of Beyoncé's performance at Coachella (aka Beychella, now).

"It’s my first time back home on the stage after giving birth. I’m creating my own homecoming and it’s hard," Beyoncé Knowles said of her live performance. "There were days that I thought I’d never be the same, I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same."

While Swift might've been accused of copying Beyoncé in the past, Twitter was very swift (pun intended) in jumping on the musician for shaking the Beyhive, so to speak.

But... not everyone agreed

Well, there you have it, folks? What do you think? While there are only so many notes, so many chord progressions, so many cadences for musicians to explore, was Taylor Swift guilty of copying Beyoncé?