The producer, Garrett English, has confirmed that the two singers will not be taking the stage together for a duet at the upcoming event.
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry were previously said to be taking MTV Video Music Awards’ stage together to duet and end their longtime beef for good. However, Garrett English, VMAs’ producer, has confirmed that the collaboration will not be happening at the event.
“Not so far, no. That’s not happening as far as [I know],” Garrett told ET. “I’ve certainly seen all the rumors flying around, but that’s not happening.” We can definitely expect Katy’s performance, though. Besides being the host, the songstress is slated to perform a medley of her hit songs at the star-studded show.
Garrett also dished on VMAs’ decision to hire Katy as a host. “We’re incredibly lucky to have her,” he shared. “Obviously she has a great heritage with our show, our brand, our audience. So, it’s a very easy conclusion for us. She’s been lovely and we’re having a fantastic week putting it all together.”
As for Taylor, it is still unclear if she will attend the show. While the “Blank Space” hitmaker is allegedly releasing a new song this Friday, she is not going to make surprise performance at the event. “There’s nothing happening right now,” Garrett noted. “But wouldn’t that be great! But no.” If Taylor decides to show up at the event, then she definitely has to prepare for an awkward run-in with Katy and her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris.
In addition, this year’s MTV VMAs is getting merrier as Demi Lovato has announced that she will join the performer lineup at the show. “See you at the VMAs this year,” she tweeted, along with a winking face and smiling devil emojis. She is set to perform her latest single “Sorry Not Sorry”. It will mark her first performance at the show since 2015.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 23 Agustus 2017
Besides Demi, dance-rock band DNCE and Rod Stewart will join other A-list performers, such as Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Lorde, 30 Seconds to Mars and more, at the upcoming show. The 2017 MTV VMAs will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, California, on August 27 at 8 P.M. ET.