Rumor has it that Taylor Swift was going to have an unannounced GRAMMYs performance this Sunday, but now there are reports that she has bowed out.
According to Variety, “Rehearsal schedules for the taping at Staples Center had included one ‘TBA’ artist that was believed to have been reserved for Swift, possibly performing her most recent album’s feminist anthem, ‘The Man’ … which could have taken on extra meaning, given the charges of sexism swirling around the Recording Academy.” Variety also adds, “It’s unconfirmed whether her quietly bowing out is directly related to the scandal involving the allegations flying back and forth between the Academy trustees and ousted CEO Deborah Dugan, though speculation that Swift might exit because of that was already rampant among insiders even before her MIA status was confirmed.”
Since her performance was not public knowledge, her not performing shouldn’t create too many hiccups for the show.
Taylor Swift is nominated for three awards for this Sunday’s show, including Song of the Year. The GRAMMYs will begin at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.