After retreating from the spotlight for much of 2017, fans are probably wondering if Taylor Swift will be at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Swift, who was recently spotted for the first time in several months, has mostly remained quiet since the beginning of the year. And from the looks of things, it appears that things could very well stay that way — for at least a little while longer. (Bustle reached out to Swift's rep for comment about the BBMAs, but did not receive an immediate response.)
Swift's recent low-key status appears to show no signs of stopping soon, as it's been reported by People that the entertainer made the "conscious choice" to take a timeout in an effort to focus more on her life and career. A source claimed to the magazine,
"She was feeling overexposed and like things were almost spiraling out of control. She’s being low-key and secretive because it makes her happy.”
There are also rumors that Swift is involved in a new romance with Joe Alywyn. If true, this rumored relationship with the up-and-coming Brit actor may be taking up quite a bit of her time, especially if she's working to maintain some privacy in her life like the reports indicate.
As avid fans know, Swift has typically dropped a new album every two years like clockwork since 2006, so it's pretty surprising that she skipped her anticipated release in Fall 2016. A pre-Superbowl party performance in February is really all fans have gotten from the 27-year-old lately, aside from a few Instagram posts in support of friends, Lorde, and HAIM.
For the record, Swift did miss the 2016 BBMA ceremony, despite being nominated for eight awards. It was speculated that then-boyfriend, Calvin Harris' car accident may have been her reason for skipping out last year's event. But in 2015, she totally stole the show, premiering the video for “Bad Blood" during the show's opening and snagging eight awards.
As far as 2017 stands, I highly doubt that Swift will be in attendance. I'm guessing that she'll release new music this fall at the earliest, and most likely re-enter the awards scene sometime next year. So Swifties, you may have to just wait until 2018 to catch a red carpet glimpse of the Nashville native — hopefully with her rumored British bae in tow.