Since the release of her first album, Swift has unfailingly dropped an album every two years in either October or November, with a first single hitting iTunes at the end of the summer.
Additionally, if I were any of the other performers-including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Ty Dolla $ign and maaaybe Bey-I would be pissed at the leeway afforded to this one performer and not to me.
According to TMZ, 'Ye will have four minutes in front audiences to do whatever he wants - whether or not he'll use it to blast Swift, like he did back in 2009 remains to be seen.
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Video Vanguard Award from recording artist Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
But first things first, the preshow: Things will get started when record producer and social media superstar DJ Khaled co-hosts the preliminary ceremony alongside MTV2's Charlamagne Tha God and MTV's Wonderland host Lizzo.
Just last year, West announced his 2020 run for president as he accepted the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, which will be given to Rihanna this year. It's been a big year for The Chainsmokers. She won't be onstage alone, however, as rapper G-Eazy will join her. The song's accompanying video is nominated for multiple categories including Video of the Year and Best Male Video.
The VMA ceremony will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV with a one hour pre-show airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT.