Here’s a conspiracy theory worthy of InfoWars: fans think Taylor Swift has invented a fake band in order to take a swipe at rival Scooter Braun.

Yesterday Swift took to Twitter to praise a cover of her single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ that played over the opening titles of the latest episode of hit show Killing Eve.

“VERY STOKED about this cover of lwymmd on @KillingEve by Jack leopards & the dolphin club!!” Swift wrote.

Fans quickly noticed something strange – the band the cover was attributed to only seemed to come into existence in April.

Social media profiles were set up last month and there are no other releases credited to the Jack Leopards on streaming services.

As Swift is known for her secret messages and easter eggs, her fandom quickly began digging and came up with the goods.

Firstly, the credited producers for the cover are Jack Antonoff – who co-wrote and produced the original track – and ‘Nils Sjöberg’.

If that name rings a bell, there’s a reason.

Nils Sjöberg is the pseudonym Taylor Swift used when she co-wrote ‘This Is What You Came For’ with ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris.

Fans also dredged up comments Taylor had made about wanting brother Austin Swift to sing on the Killing Eve soundtrack.

More evidence was the come; a fan claimed to have found a picture of Austin as a child that matched the cover art used by the Jack Leopards for their version.

As to why Taylor Swift would want to get her brother involved in recording a secret cover version of her song, well fans think they have figured that out too.

They’ve theorised it’s thanks to the ongoing feud between Swift and music manager Scooter Braun, who took ownership of her original back catalogue in 2019.

Swift has repeatedly vocalised her distress at Braun’s purchase of her masters, calling the act “controlling” and “her worst nightmare”.

Fans believe that Swift opted to allow a cover version to be released so Braun couldn’t earn any money from the song – or block it from being used.

Swift’s manoeuvring has been deemed “genius”.

Safe to say fans are impressed.

Swift also reportedly liked a post on Tumblr referring to fans connecting the dots between the clues.

Taylor Swift, popstar by day… fiendish puzzlemaster by night.

Get this woman on the New York Times crossword team, stat.

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