Taylor Swift's appearance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards sparked a fan theory she'll re-record h...

Fans Think Taylor's VMAs Appearance Is 1 Big Reputation (TV) Easter Egg

There are so many little hints.

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Taylor Swift’s appearance at the 2022 VMAs had everyone talking, not only because she looked gorgeous, but her appearance sparked a major fan theory. That’s right: Swifties are convinced the singer’s silver sequined dress included an easter egg toward her next re-recorded album — and it might be a nod to a very memorable 2009 VMAs moment.

Ever since Swift dropped Red (Taylor's Version) in November 2021, fans have been wondering which one of her albums from her lengthy discography she’ll re-record next. Up until now, Swifties have been torn between her 2010 album, Speak Now, and her 2014 album, 1989. However, her surprise appearance at this year’s VMAs has changed everything.

First of all, her silver Oscar de la Renta dress made everyone think of her iconic sequined gown from the 2009 VMAs. You know, the awards show where Kanye West infamously interrupted Swift while she was on stage accepting the award for Best Female Video. Here’s a side by side for comparison:

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Her 2009 VMAs dress has become so iconic that Swift even referenced it in her “Look What You Made Me Do” music video. The single was from her sixth studio album, Reputation, which she dropped in November 2017, a year after her drama with West and Kim Kardashian regarding the rapper’s controversial “Famous” lyrics. With Swift’s surprise VMAs appearance on Aug. 28, and a dazzling dress that has fans making Reputation and “Look What You Made Me Do” references, Swifties think it could be her next re-release as Taylor’s Version.

Interestingly enough, the 13-year anniversary of the 2009 VMAs is coming up soon on Sept. 13.

Swift also appeared to hint toward the Reputation (Taylor’s Version) theory on TikTok by using BLACKPINK’s latest single “Pink Venom” for a video showing off her VMAs look. ICYDK “Pink Venom” references Swift’s “LWYMMD” with the line “Look what you made us do,” sung by Rosé and Jisoo.

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As if that wasn’t exciting enough, BLACKPINK performed “Pink Venom” on the show and the official VMAs Twitter account hyped up the performance by tweeting the song’s lyrics along with snake emojis. If you remember, Swift’s “LWYMMD” music video and Reputation era overall featured snake imagery.

So, could Swift’s Reputation era be coming back? If it does, her expertly placed trail of Taylor’s Version crumbs is one of the best easter egg hunts she’s sent Swifties on. For her Red (Taylor’s Version) announcement, Swift laid it all out in a tweet on June 18, 2021.

While it’s not confirmed, her stans certainly hope the album is on its way — and Swift and her glittering VMAs dress sure gave them plenty of reasons to believe they’re on the right track.