Taylor Swift Acceptance Speech Video at MTV VMAs 2013; Takes a Swipe at Harry Styles [Watch]
on Aug 25, 2013 10:54 PM EDT
Taylor Swift won the Best Video Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. While giving her acceptance speech she took a sly swipe at One Direction band member and Swift's ex, Harry Styles.
Daft Punk made a special appearance on stage to present the Best Video Award. Swift was contending with
Swift's I Knew You Were Trouble won the Best Female Video. She was contending with Miley Cyrus' We Can't Stop, Demi Lovato's Heart Attack, P!nk's Just Give Me a Reason, and Rihanna's Stay. The song was also nominated for Video of the Year. Swift was also a presenter at the awards show.
Dressed in a shimmering black gown, she was graceful at first, letting the band (Daft Punk) know that she was a huge fan of theirs, then moving on to thank her fans.
"I have tweeted about this a lot. I've really really wanted this, and thank you do much for doing this for me."
She also went onto acknowledge the director of the video, Anthony Mandler and co-star, Reeve Carney, who were present at the event.
But her last thank you was the most memorable, she took a subtle swipe at the inspiration (Styles) behind her break-up anthem:
"I also want to thank the person who inspired this song, he knows exactly who he is, because now I've got one of these!"
Watch her acceptance speech here:
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