People is reporting that Taylor Swift will be staying home this Sunday night like some adorable old grandma with her cats and her knit blankets and her books instead of attending the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. According to a source, she "was never scheduled to attend," which is kind of like suggesting you have to schedule autumn to attend every September.
Last year, the VMAs might as well have been the TMAs, because the singer-songwriter and her squad owned the red carpet, not to mention Swift won Video of the Year for "Bad Blood." This time, she's not nominated for anything.
Is this Tom Hiddleston's bad (or good) (or fake) influence? Is Swift too embarrassed by Kim Kardashian's secret phone recordings? Is this because Kanye will reportedly have four minutes onstage to do whatever the hell he wants (god help us all)?
Or is it because, precisely by not attending the ceremony, she has managed to make it, once again, all about her?