Taylor Swift was a winner Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. She also provided some drama.
Taylor appeared to take a verbal shot at her ex-boyfriend, One Direction‘s Harry Styles, during the ceremony. Early on in the broadcast, Taylor was caught on camera dropping an F-bomb from her seat as Harry’s group presented the award for best pop video, won by her pal Selena Gomez. Before the announcement, she turned to Selena, who was sitting next to her, and mouthed the words, “Shut the f*** up.” The timing was odd, since 1D had just remarked that the “best fans are in New York.”
Taylor kept the claws out when she collected her award for best female video, for “I Knew You Were Trouble.” She closed her speech by saying, “I also want to thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is, because now I got one of these,” referring to her Moonman trophy. MTV immediately cut to a shot of the One Direction boys, though Taylor probably wasn’t targeting Harry in this case, because the release of “I Knew You Were Trouble” predates their relationship, which ended in January.
Taylor managed to keep her opinion of Harry to herself while presenting the prize for best male video.
Harry didn’t mention Taylor when One Direction took the song of the summer award.
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