Why the Taylor Swift-Kanye West VMA Reunion Never Happened

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Taylor Swift may have been the one to kill her much-anticipated reunion with Kanye West at the 2010 VMAs.

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.

Would you have liked to have seen Taylor and Kanye together at the VMAs? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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  • DILLIGAF
    DILLIGAF

    Go Taylor. She seems to have accepted his apology and seems to be trying to move on. Besides that, Kanye's a jerk. Drunk or not a jerk is a jerk. He's only apologized so much because he wants to try to salvage his career. He wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire. He wasn't that good to begin with. It's not her fault he's a jackass, nor is it her responsibility to help him out of the holes he's dug for himself. The more he tries the more pathetic he looks.

  • cfmula
    cfmula

    First of all kanye west will always put out hot music whenever and whereever. Second taylor swift needs to atop acting like a abused child and start acting like a grown women, and stop actin all scared to get more publicity. Third she needs to thank kanye cause without the 2009 vma incident nobody would of known who taylor swift was that didn;t listen to country or rock. Kanye is a beast. But its just like kobe, tiger, or vick ya hate em when they do bad but once they drop 81 points, or win another pga, do good in a game, or make another hot song, everyone will be right back on their dicks as usually. Its funny how when a black celeb messes up they have to do backflips to get back. but when someone like rothesberger rapes a broad everyone forgets it the next day.

  • LuckyGirl
    LuckyGirl

    It will be nice if they do the duet.. but like "JLeVRT" said : "Taylor is overreacting." And I think that Kanye was right! I mean Beyonce should got the Best female video..!

  • LuckyGirl
    LuckyGirl

    TAYLOR IS BEING A STUPID BRAT HE OFFERED TO APOLOGIZE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE BUT SHES BEING A STUBBORN LITTLE GIRL BTW SHES JUST AN AVERAGE SINGER NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT HER YEA SHES GOT ALOT MORE MONEY THAN ME SO WHAT PPL GET LUCKY BIG DEAL TAYLOR GET OVER YOURSELF PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES UR A SHELTERED BRAT THIS SONG SUCKS TO HONESTLY You are totally right.. Taylor needs to GROW UP!

  • kimathi
    kimathi

    i love taylor and what she's doing now.kanye did not give taylor publicity,she had album of the year way before kanye did that.and anyway,she didn't ask for any of this,so she has the right to say no. kanye will never be DR.DRE,even if he go gets dee barnes and stomp her ass.

  • TAYLORSUCKS
    TAYLORSUCKS

    TAYLOR IS BEING A STUPID BRAT HE OFFERED TO APOLOGIZE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE BUT SHES BEING A STUBBORN LITTLE GIRL BTW SHES JUST AN AVERAGE SINGER NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT HER YEA SHES GOT ALOT MORE MONEY THAN ME SO WHAT PPL GET LUCKY BIG DEAL TAYLOR GET OVER YOURSELF PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES UR A SHELTERED BRAT THIS SONG SUCKS TO HONESTLY

  • ThePurpleSky.com
    ThePurpleSky.com

    LOL Word up!!!

  • Lizzie
    Lizzie

    Taylor takes herself WAY too seriously.

  • Mz.LadyLibra
    Mz.LadyLibra

    I think Taylor should have interrupted Kanye's performance. Now that would have been funny. So he could see how it feels..But anyway it is what it is. I actually like both performances anyway. Kanye's career is somewhat like Chris Brown's perhaps? We all know what happened there but I still love Chris Brown and Imma keep lovin Kanye West. We may not 4get what happened, but its koo now!!

  • Mz.LadyLibra
    Mz.LadyLibra

    I think Taylor should have interrupted Kanye's performance. Now that would have been funny. So he could see how it feels..But anyway it is what it is. I actually like both performances anyway. Kanye's career is somewhat like Chris Brown's perhaps? We all know what happened there but I still love Chris Brown and Imma keep lovin Kanye West. We may not 4get what happened, but its koo now!!

  • sandy
    sandy

    who cares,taylor look like a slinky ass giraffe with some long ass feet and the performance sucked,kanye gave u mad publicity,now ur just tryna milk it I soo agree with you

  • bana
    bana

    who cares,taylor look like a slinky ass giraffe with some long ass feet and the performance sucked,kanye gave u mad publicity,now ur just tryna milk it

  • germanxxannie
    germanxxannie

    yeaaah she's right. that dumbass was so stupid & disrspectful. sure, he apologized, and she kind of accepted this forgive-me-officially-or-my-career-is-ruined-apology. but i wouldn't start singing with him and giving him the chance to have another vma-appearence either -.-

  • WHAT???
    WHAT???

    [quote=i voted for the other guy (2010)]Kanye's career is going down hill, and he knows it, that's why he was pushing so hard. I'm glad she turned it down. It would be best for her if she never worked with Kayne. If she did, her career would be a sinking ship; just like his is... ^^^ you must have been riding on that short yellow bus while writing that comment .. KANYE's career will never fall down the drain you dick . go choke on a music note

  • rome
    rome

    Kanye is bigger than ever!!!!Taylor Swift is stupid because she could have gotten more publicity. Like someone else said he didn't take her virginity, someone else should have won that award last year anyway.....and who ever said kanye's career is going downhill has lost their mind

  • Bigcuz
    Bigcuz

    Well if his career is in so much jeopardy why the hell was almost everybody at the VMA's cheering his name so damn loud? LMAO y'all are just mad that he killed the show Shoutout to Kanye! keep doin ya thing homie i know i'm coppin two of his cd's when it drop and i'm downloading it from itunes real talk

  • i voted for the other guy (2010)
    i voted for the other guy (2010)

    Kanye's career is going down hill, and he knows it, that's why he was pushing so hard. I'm glad she turned it down. It would be best for her if she never worked with Kayne. If she did, her career would be a sinking ship; just like his is...

  • slinky
    slinky

    who cares,taylor look like a slinky ass giraffe with some long ass feet and the performance sucked,kanye gave u mad publicity,now ur just tryna milk it

  • Sara4Fergie
    Sara4Fergie

    I heard that the thing about her being nervous was just a rumor. I heard that they talked back stage and everything was fine. Maybe Taylor had already planned her performance before anyone approached her about doing a duet. That was kind of at the last minute. And we all know what a planner Taylor is so it might have been that it was too spontaneous and maybe she wanted to convey a very clear message to people about the incident. Maybe she thought that it would look forced for them to be on the same stage. Maybe she felt that singing her song came across as more honest. Nobody really knows what happened but it seems from that song she sang if you listen to the lyrics that she wasn't harboring any hard feelings.

  • cezz
    cezz

    dumb ass bitch

  • Eric B.
    Eric B.

    Taylor, he took your mic not your virginity. Get over it so we all can move on!

  • lala
    lala

    seriously i love taylor but the performance was pathetic, it's all so melodramatic as if someone died or so seriously --'

  • David
    David

    Go Taylor!!! :)

  • somebodyy
    somebodyy

    what a bitch !!!!! i mean cmon i dont like kanye and i like taylor waayy more but what she did is just ridiculous !!! why does she always overreact about things kanye apologized like million times and she refuses to get on stage with him!!! i have never like kanye but he opologized and alot and she's reacting so weird !!! even tho i like her a little and i like her songs doesnt im gonna be like her fans who agree to everthing she does even if its over the top !! cmon taylor just get over it

  • David
    David

    I'm glad they didn't do the duet, She's too good to be with a douche like kanye even for a few minutes.

  • JLeVRT
    JLeVRT

    I think Taylor is overreacting. He didnt take her virginity.. he took her mic. Get over it. Kanye is cool with us now. So is Taylor...but, cmon... "she was terrified" ??? WOW. Thats sad. He was drunk when he did it in 2009.. not like hes gonna do it again.