Why the Taylor Swift-Kanye West VMA Reunion Never Happened
E! Online reports that Taylor and Kanye were being pushed by MTV executives to do a duet together at Sunday's VMAs but the country-pop star rejected the idea.
Rumors of the two musicians' duet had been floating around for weeks leading up to the award show. Before the show, host Chelsea Handler told Ryan Seacrest that she was working on getting them together on stage but apparently her efforts didn't work out.
Kanye and Taylor both ended up performing at the VMAs but they each had separate solo performances. Taylor debuted a soulful new song inspired by the events with Kanye at the 2009 VMAs.
Watch Taylor's performance below.
Meanwhile, Kanye performed the closing number for the show, in which he said he was saluting all the "douchebags."
According to E! Online, Kanye and MTV had been working on overdrive to convince Taylor to at least appear on stage with him but she didn't want anything to do with it. Kanye had written a lengthy apology to Taylor on his Twitter a few days before the show, perhaps in an effort to change her mind about the joint performance.
It was previously reported that Taylor was "terrified" of Kanye and was a nervous wreck before her performance because she thought he might storm the stage. Kanye never interrupted Taylor's performance and the song went off without a hitch.
Even if the two didn't give the public the VMA reunion they were yearning for the two stars were both able to give some rockin' performances on their own.
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