For the third 12 months in a row, Taylor Swift skipped out on the Grammys. This 12 months, although, she was busy supporting her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, who was attending the BAFTA Awards in London the place his movie The Favorite dominated.
Swift revealed why she determined to blow off the Grammys on Instagram, the place she posted a photograph of the ethereal blue robe she wore to the BAFTA Awards. “AHHHHH @thefavouritemovie simply gained 7 @bafta awards!!!,” she wrote within the caption. “Bout to go give some excessive fives — thanks @stellamccartney for this dressss 😆”
The final time Swift attended the Grammys was in 2016 when she picked up album of the 12 months and finest pop vocal album for 1989 and music video of the 12 months for “Dangerous Blood.” On the time, she threw shade at Kanye West who had then-recently bragged that he “made [her] well-known” in her acceptance speech for album of the 12 months. “I need to say to all of the younger ladies on the market: there are going to be folks alongside the best way who will attempt to undercut your success, or take credit score in your accomplishments or your fame,” Swift mentioned. “However should you simply give attention to the work and also you don’t let these folks sidetrack you … you’ll go searching and you’ll know that it was you and the individuals who love you who put you there, and that would be the best feeling on this planet.”
This 12 months Swift is only one of a handful of stars sitting out the Grammys, together with Beyoncé, Jay Z, Rihanna, Drake, Infantile Gambino aka Donald Glover, Kendrick Lamar, and Ariana Grande — who had a public fall out with the awards present this previous week after she addressed rumors about why she determined to tug out of a efficiency. In her rationalization, Grande revealed that the present was “stifling” her “self-expression” and making an attempt to decide on which songs she carried out for her.
As for Swift, she’s at the moment engaged on the movie adaptation of the musical Cats, in addition to a brand new album in keeping with the latest paparazzi photographs of her leaving a recording studio in New York Metropolis. When that point comes, will probably be so much much less probably that Swift continues to skip the present, which has at all times rewarded her closely.