Girl, where you at? Taylor Swift debuted the epic new music video for her latest single, “Look What You Made Me Do” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 27 — which, TBH, has been the best part of the show so far.
T. Swift, 27, also won the VMA for Best Collaboration for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” her duet with Zayn Malik. She’s having quite the night. So, obvi, fans are wondering why she isn’t at tonight’s ceremony. While we aren’t completely sure why Taylor is a no-show, we have a feeling it might have something to do with the fact that her longtime nemesis Katy Perry is hosting.
Well, that’s definitely what her fans think — and they’re not happy about it. “TAYLOR JUST WON BEST COLLAB! Why isn’t she there? Oh right bc dumb Katy is hosting,” one indignant Taylor devotee wrote, while another tweeted, “tbh katy hosting was the worst decision ever bc obvi that’s why taylor’s not there ugghhhh.”
This is the second consecutive VMAs that Taylor hasn’t made an appearance at. The pop superstar — who won four Moonmen at 2015’s ceremony, including Video of the Year for her star-studded “Bad Blood” clip — was not nominated for any awards last year, even though her visuals for “Wildest Dreams” and “Out of the Woods” (from her massively successful fifth studio album, 1989) were both eligible.
Though Taylor has had many memorable moments at the VMAs, we’d be lying if we didn’t say the one that sticks out the most by far is that awkward AF time Kanye West bum-rushed her winning speech in 2009. Taylor had won the award for Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me.” But her thank-yous were cut short when Yeezy, then 32, infamously interrupted her.
The two ended up (briefly) patching things up when Taylor presented Kanye with the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2015’s VMAs. But that all ended in February 2016, when the rapper dropped his controversial track “Famous” — in which he raps, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b—h famous.”
As we all know, Taylor did what Taylor Swift does best and addressed her drama with Kanye in “Look What You Made Me Do,” which we have a feeling could be up for Video of the Year at 2018’s VMAs. Because whether you’re a Swiftie or not, you can’t deny that girlfriend knows how to put together a great visual.