Taylor Swift won The Video of the Year category at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. While expressing her excitement, the singer shared in her speech, “I’m so honoured to have been recognized alongside such amazing artists and directors in this category.” Swift continues, “I just want to say I’m so heartened by the fact that the first time in VMA history that four of the directors nominated in the Video Of The Year category are women.”
She continued, saying, “You guys, I’m just so proud of what we made and I know with every second of this moment, we wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it wasn’t for you, the fans. Because I wouldn’t be able to re-record my albums if it weren’t for you… You emboldened me to do that. I had sort of made up my mind that it might be a fun moment to tell you… my brand-new album comes out Oct. 21. And I will tell you more at midnight.”
However, after her victory, Swift stunned fans with the announcement of her brand new album. Taking to Instagram following her momentous VMAs win, Swift teased her forthcoming album, Midnights. The caption reads, “Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life, will be out October 21. Meet me at midnight.” Notably, Swift is releasing her 10th studio album on Kim Kardashian’s birthday. Fans must be aware that Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian’s feud was reignited over Kanye West’s 2016 track, ‘Famous.’
Kardashian later leaked portions of recordings of a phone conversation between West and Swift, in which he told her about some of the song’s lyrics, setting off a years-long he said/she said between the two musicians and West’s now-ex Kim about the situation. A fan also pointed out that it’s been 13 years since that life-changing moment with West at the 2009 VMAs. Swift has called 13 her lucky number and used it as a symbol in her work.
Moreover, fans also pointed out the similarity between the dripping rhinestone Oscar de la Renta dress she wore to the show, being covered in jewels in a bathtub in her “Look What You Made Me Do” music video from 2017 and the glitzy one-shoulder Kaufman Franco gown she wore at the 2009 Video Music Awards when Kanye West infamously interrupted her acceptance speech with Swift’s VMAs 2022 outfit.