Taylor Swift Is ‘Beyond Excited’ About ‘Mean’ Being Nominated for MTV Video Music Award
MTV announced a brand-new category for this month's Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, and Taylor Swift is one of the six artists who grabbed a nomination. The Best Video with a Message award celebrates songs and videos that take on social issues. The country superstar scored a nod with her anti-bullying video for 'Mean.'
Swift quickly took to Twitter after learning of the honor, tweeting, "Wait, what?! The 'Mean' video got nominated for a VMA!! BEYOND excited. If you feel like voting ...... MTV.com." She followed that up with three smiley faces. Other songs nominated in the category include Pink's 'F----in' Perfect,' Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way,' Eminem and Rihanna's 'Love the Way You Lie,' Rise Against's 'Make it Stop,' and Katy Perry's 'Firework.'
Fans can vote at MTV's website until August 16. The VMAs air live on MTV on August 28. Swift is country music's only VMA winner, picking up the award for Best Female Video in 2009. Her acceptance speech was famously cut short by Kanye West's declaration that Beyonce had the best video ever. 'Mean' can be found on the her 'Speak Now' album.
Watch the Taylor Swift 'Mean' video