Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Won’t Perform VMA Duet According to Producer

Despite rumors, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry will not perform a duet together at the MTV Video Music Awards, as reported by ET who interviewed VMA producer Garrett English.

“That’s not happening,” English said. “I’ve certainly seen all the rumors flying around. But no, that’s not happening.” When asked if Swift would take the stage solo, English replied, “Right now that’s not happening. We certainly are aware of all the rumors flying around. That certainly would be great, but no.”

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2010. | Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

An ongoing feud between Perry and Swift has been reported heavily in the news over the past several years.

Perry is set to host the awards show airs on MTV Sunday, Aug. 27 at 8:00 EST. “There’s going to be a lot of costume changes and a lot of movement,” Garrett said regarding Perry’s hosting performance. “One of the things about the show is that the entire space is dynamic and I think Katy is really looking at trying to use that space in a really fun and exciting way.”

Sources told Us Weekly that Swift does plan to be at the VMAs. The singer just announced she will be releasing a new single and music video quite soon.

Nominees for VMA awards include rapper Kendrick Lamar who leads with eight nods, Perry, and The Weeknd. Performers at the event include Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Post Malone, Logic, Julia Michaels and Lorde.

Pink will perform her new song “What About Us” and also accept the night’s highest honor, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The song is the latest official single taken from Pink’s upcoming seventh full-length album “Beautiful Trauma” which is expected on Oct. 13, according to her Instagram post.

MTV features a page where fans can vote for nominees in categories such as Best New Artist, Song of Summer, Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop, Best Hip Hop, and more.