Will Taylor Swift attend the 2022 Billboard Music Awards? It’s unclear

The last time Taylor Swift attended the Billboard Music Awards in 2019, she opened the show with an iconic performance from her Lover song “Me!” alongside Panic! at the disco Brendon Urie who features on the runway. Swift’s presence at the show was such a significant moment that the BBMAs highlighted it in a recent TikTok while promoting the 2022 awards show, which takes place May 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

However, the TikTok leaves more questions than answers as Swifties wonder if she’ll be in attendance this year. The video shows Swift in her lavender Raisa Vanessa dress at the BBMAs. “I can’t wait to see who will be there this year,” the caption read.

While several celebrities have been confirmed to appear this year, such as Megan Thee Stallion, Silk Sonic and Latto, one major artist has not been announced to attend: Taylor Swift. Of course, Swifties took the case to find out more.

“IS SHE PARTICIPATING OR NOT,” a fan said in response to Swift’s BBMAs’ TikTok video.

“I take this as confirmation that she is going,” said another fan, although their response was just speculation.

While her seven nominations this year give her a major reason to attend the ceremony, there’s also a good reason to think she won’t. Swift was also nominated for the Grammys last month and skipped the show.

In fact, she recently skipped several major events: the May 2 Met Gala. One theory for her reprieve from recent red carpets and the awards show could be because she’s dropping new music.

On Friday, May 6, Swift released a re-recorded version of “This Love” from her 1989 album, which sparked theories that she may be dropping her latest re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor’s version), soon. Because of this, Swifties thought she might appear at the Met Gala to tease her next era. Of course, that didn’t happen.

Neither Swift nor the BBMAs have confirmed her attendance at this year’s show, so there’s no definitive answer as to whether she’ll be there. That said, the show should still be a big night with Sean “Diddy” Combs hosting. Couple that with performances from Megan Thee Stallion, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Swift’s good friend Ed Sheeran, the BBMAs are well worth watching.