No doubt, anticipation for the upcoming VMAs 2016 is high among fans and music artists. However, this year’s event is likely to lose a bit of star power with the absence of Taylor Swift.

The pop princess has kept a low profile since her feud with Kim Kardashian blew. Thus, the VMAs 2016 could be the perfect venue for her to resurface. Surprisingly, she has no nominations this year. Then again, do the nominations of This Is What You Came For as Best Collaboration and Best Male Video include her? The event would not be complete without her trademark seat dance.

Could her decision to stay away stem from the rumored artists performing at this year’s event? On the other hand, did she decide to stay home since Tom Hiddleston would not be available to attend with her?

Why is Taylor Swift skipping the VMAs 2016?

Kanye West is expected to sing his notorious hit song Famous. Beyonce is also alleged to be the opening act this time around with Formation. Incidentally, Famous and Formation both earned nominations for the Video of the Year award. Thus, it would be interesting to see Yeezy’s reaction if he wins or not. Would he protest if Queen Bey wins? Could Taylor Swift have an idea of what the rapper would do? According to US Weekly, the confirmed acts on August 28 are Future, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and Britney Spears.

Yet could it be possible to see Kanye West and Taylor Swift on the VMAs 2016 stage together? According to TMZ, the rapper has four minutes on the show to do as he pleases. The arrival of the pop singer in New York seemed to fuel speculation of their possible joint performance. Would she reunite with the rapper on the same stage where their feud began seven years ago? Then again, Taylor reportedly intends to skip the event. Hence, anything could possibly happen with Kanye West.