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People Are Screaming Over Now-Retracted Claims That Taylor Swift Was Carried Out Of Her Apartment In A Suitcase

"There is no story I want to be more true than Taylor Swift being packed in a suitcase."

Last updated on July 17, 2017, at 5:08 p.m. ET

Posted on July 17, 2017, at 3:15 p.m. ET

Reports began swirling Monday afternoon after celebrity news/photo agency Splash News released a photo of two men carrying a giant black suitcase out of Taylor Swift's New York City apartment. The photo was accompanied with a caption alleging that Swift herself was inside the suitcase.

Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images

"Taylor Swift has been reportedly ... transported in a huge suitcase from her Tribeca apartment into her truck," the photo wire captioned this image.

Jcnyc / JCNYC / Splash News

The entire photo caption read:

Taylor Swift has been reportedly being transported in a huge suitcase from her Tribecca apartment into her truck. A fleet of cars including two large cadillacs and three suv's arrive at Tailor Swift's apartment in Tribecca to move a large suitcase from apartment to truck. Almost a dozen of Taylor Swift security guards were present to move this package carefully as Taylor Swift remains to be unseen for a long time.

Splash News did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News after reaching out to inquire further. But the agency told Spin Magazine that they are retracting their claim. / Splash News

"I literally just put the phone down from someone on Taylor’s camp,” a Splash representative, who did not want to be identified, said. “We’re having to actually retract that.”

But the bizarre (and hilarious, tbqh) allegation has, of course, quickly made its way around the internet. The claim has people thinking it's all too bizarre to be believable...

@spin1038 @JayCB6 I feel like this may be false 😂😂😂

@victorialeafs1 @spin1038 lol omg there's no way 😂😂

But also just bizarre enough to believe. Some are contemplating, "I mean, if there's one person who would go to this extent..."

"pretends to be shocked*

@spin1038 I don't care if this is true or not. It's still my truth.

While others are just hoping against hope that it's true.

there is no story i want to be more true than taylor swift being packed in a suitcase

I really need to know if this story about Taylor Swift hiding in a suitcase is real. I need it to be real.

Because as far as celebrity rumors go, this one EXCEEDS expectations.


I literally CANT BREATHE.

It certainly doesn't help the pop giant's...erm, case that today is forever marked as "National Snake Day" (although some hardcore fans are trying to reclaim her "snake" label after the Kim Kardashian debacle).

Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍

And it's not the first time crazy theories of Swift evading the public eye have bubbled to the surface after many reports suggested she's been "in hiding."

In the meantime, the iconic Taylor Suitcase rumor has become fuel for unending jokes.

snakes tend to like dark places

[EXCLUSIVE] Photo of Taylor Swift hiding from the paparazzi in a suitcase

Me: I'm so over celebrity gossip Twitter: Taylor Swift was spotted being carried out of her house in a suitcase M…

Katy really didn't lie when she sang "Another one in the casket"

Swift's team did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News when reached for comment.

Very spontaneously packing a suitcase.


This post has been updated to reflect that Splash News retracted their previous claims in the photo caption after receiving a call from Taylor's camp.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.