Lorde Cancels Performance at 2021 VMAs

Lorde Cancels Performance at 2021 VMAs

It looks like Lorde's much-awaited performance at the MTV Video Music Awards isn't happening. The official VMAs Twitter account made the announcement Friday.

They didn’t go into any specific details. Instead, the team tweeted, “Due to a change in production elements, Lorde can no longer perform at this year's show. We love Lorde and cannot wait for her to perform on the VMA stage in the future!”

It's unclear what those “production elements" are. And there's no telling whether the 24-year-old will be attending the awards ceremony at all, though her “Solar Power" music video was nominated for Best Cinematography.

People are speculating as to what the specific reason for the last-minute cancellation might be, and some are saying it could be COVID-related.

The 2021 VMAs are happening on September 12 and will be hosted by Doja Cat, who will also be performing during the show. Other performers include Justin Bieber, Kacey Musgraves, Chlöe Bailey, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly and Olivia Rodrigo.

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