Taylor Swift Made A Surprise Appearance At The 2022 VMAs & Twitter Is “Not Fine At All”

Her self-directed “All Too Well” short film won three awards, including Video of the Year.

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Taylor Swift attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on Augus...
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Taylor Swift knows the MTV Video Music Awards all too well. The singer received five nominations at the 2022 VMAs for her self-directed “All Too Well” short film, including Video of the Year. With this many nods, Swifties wondered whether Swift would attend the ceremony this year. Much to fans’ excitement, Swift arrived on the black carpet in a glittery silver dress with a shiny manicure and her signature red lipstick. The dress was reminiscent of one she wore in the 2017 “Look What You Made Me Do” music video.

Swift won Video of the Year, Best Direction, and Best Longform Video for her “All Too Well” short film. Though she didn’t perform at the ceremony, she announced that she has a new album coming out on Oct. 21 while accepting Video of the Year.

She previously spoke about it at the Tribeca Film Festival in June with the video’s actors Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien in tow. She took O’Brien onstage with her when she accepted the award, and gave Sink a shoutout in her acceptance speech. “We put our entire hearts into this, trying to make something that might be worthy of the love that you, the fans, have shown this song,” she said.

Swift’s VMAs history is well documented. After she took home her first VMA for Best Female Video in 2009, and right before giving her first-ever VMAs performance, Kanye West infamously stormed the stage to declare that Beyoncé should’ve won instead, resulting in one of the most controversial moments in VMAs history. Both artists returned the following year to perform their own songs inspired by the debacle. In the years since, Swift has returned to the VMAs for nearly all of her album eras, most recently turning the 2019 show into her own concert by performing “You Need To Calm Down” and “Lover.”

Swift’s “All Too Well” Video of the Year win marked her third victory in the category, after taking the award home for “Bad Blood” in 2015 and “You Need to Calm Down” in 2019. The 2022 VMAs will take place on Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, where the 2019 show was also held, making it a full circle moment for Swift after she showed up and won the award again.

With Swift’s surprise appearance, Twitter is “not fine at all.”

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