These 2016 VMAs Taylor Swift Memes & Jokes Are Pretty Mean-Spirited

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Singer Taylor Swift attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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The VMAs are known for a few things such as epic Britney Spears' performances, beautiful Beyoncé outfits, Kanye West rants, and... Taylor Swift memes. She's not even at the award show this year, but that hasn't stopped the Internet from coming out full force with the 2016 VMAs Taylor Swift memes and jokes. The "Shake It Off" singer has a complicated history with the award show. In 2009, her big winning moment was interrupted by Kanye West when he declared "I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!" Then, in 2015, it seemed like the duo had put the past behind them as Swift presented Kanye with the Video Vanguard award with a nod to that infamous moment. "I’mma let you finish, but Kanye has had one of the greatest careers of all time!" she declared before handing over the award. 

But, a lot has gone down since 2015. Without getting too into the dirty details, basically Kanye and Swift aren't on good terms right now. I'm not saying he's why she skipped the ceremony this year, but it certainly isn't going to stop the Internet from joking about her. In my opinion, she probably should have showed up just so she could have contributed her side to the "narrative" if you will. In her absence people speculated and guessed away, and here are some of the meme and jokes of the night. Spoiler alert: Swifties may want to look away, because people weren't always nice.

Squad So Yesterday

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Move over T. Swift, Bey's gotcha beat.

These Britney-Themed Disses

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VMAs inception at its finest.

More Snakes

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I'm sensing a theme.

Ouch!

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Swift didn't show, which left the door open for jokes about her outfit.

Another Theme

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Original.

Blue Ivy Is Not Impressed

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That face, though.

Nowhere To Be Found

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