Shots fired? Demi Lovato was a no-show at the 2019 MTV VMAs on Monday, August 26, and although we were disappointed she didn’t attend, she took to Instagram to explain — and fans think Taylor Swift may have had something to do with it.

“I skipped the VMAs for a REASON,” the brunette beauty, 27, wrote on her Instagram Story in the midst of the festivities. “Well that and I just hate award shows,” she added. After posting the cryptic messages, fans were left to guess as to why the pop star opted out of the legendary night.

Swifties were quick to mark Demi’s message as shade toward the blonde beauty. “It took 13 seconds for Demi Lovato to get mad cause Taylor Swift is breathing. Are we surprised?” read one tweet while another fan added, “Someone tell me why Demi Lovato hates Taylor Swift.” As for Demi fans, they condemned Tay’s posse for jumping to conclusions. One fan wrote, “Demi Lovato did NOT shade Taylor Swift by saying ‘I skipped the VMA’s for a reason.’ She was referring to a project she was working on and cited THAT + the fact she hates award shows. Stop making drama out of every little thing.”

Demi Lovato Shade Taylor Swift VMAs 2019 Beefing Over Diss
Courtesy of Demi Lovato/Instagram

The alleged rift between the two singers might have stemmed from Demi ‘s relationship with Hollywood music executive Scooter Braun, whom Tay has a long-standing beef with. The “You Need to Calm Down” singer alleged back in June that Scooter, 38, bought the rights to her music out of spite. Taylor wrote on Tumblr at the time, “All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years.”

Although many celebs sided with Taylor, Demi was one of the few that stood by Scooter. “I have dealt with bad people in this industry, and Scooter is not one of them. He’s a good man. Personally, I’m grateful he came into my life when he did,” she wrote in late June of the music legend on her Instagram Story. “Please stop ‘dragging’ people or bullying them. There’s enough hate in this world as it is. Y’all can come after me all you want, but I’m always gonna stay loyal to my team. I value loyalty more than most people in this world, and if my name is gonna be brought into conversations, I’m gonna stand up for myself and the ones on my team.”

Demi Lovato Shade Taylor Swift VMAs 2019 Beefing Over Diss
Courtesy of Demi Lovato/Instagram

There is no confirmation whether Demi was shading Taylor, or anyone for that matter, but that didn’t stop everyone’s wildest conspiracy theories. What do you think? Was she Demi dissing T-Swift?

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