Lorde has her causes for not performing on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
“Due to a change in production elements, Lorde can no longer perform at this year’s show,” learn a press release tweeted by the VMA supervisor final week. “We love Lorde and can’t wait for her to perform on the VMA stage in the future !.”
Lorde despatched a e-newsletter to her followers on Thursday explaining her cancellation and insisting that she “cannot do anything less than exceptional”.
“I saw that some people were very concerned about my removal from the VMAs, you are so nice, I am absolutely fine!” she wrote. “It’s just that we are planning this incredibly amazing intimate multi-body dance performance not fully understanding the (very necessary!) Safety protocols and you know I can’t do anything less than exceptional for you. guys.”
“Hope you understand,” Lorde’s publish continued. “There will be a lot more TV performances, don’t worry.”
The 24-year-old musician final carried out on the VMAs in 2017 and was beforehand introduced as a part of an artist lineup for this 12 months’s occasion which included Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Doja Cat, Camila Cabello , Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly and Olivia Rodrigo. She was alleged to carry out a track from her third album, Photo voltaic power, which was launched final month.
Though not acting at VMAs, cinematographer Andrew Stroud remains to be nominated for Finest Cinematography for Lorde’s “Solar Power” Musical clip.
In the meantime, Bieber got here out on high as this 12 months’s most nominated artist. He obtained seven nominations – together with Artist of the Yr and Finest Pop for “Peaches” – carefully adopted by Megan Thee Stallion with six.
Different high contenders embody Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, and Lil Nas X. Moreover, MTV artists PUSH Rodrigo, The Child LAROI, and 24kGoldn all obtained a number of first-time nominations.
The 2021 VMAs, hosted by Doja Cat, will air stay from the Barclays Middle in New York on Sunday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET / PT.