People Are Talking About How Taylor Swift Handled Paparazzi Swarming Her After The VMAs

Taylor Swift shut down the paparazzi after they swarmed her car like hungry little flies.

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On Tuesday, Taylor had the time of her life at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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The 33-year-old singer scored nine wins.

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She won Artist of the Year.

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She won the Show of the Summer for The Eras Tour.

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Mike Coppola / Getty Images for MTV

She won Best Pop, Cinematography, Visual Effects, Direction, Song, and Video of the Year for “Anti-Hero.”

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And she won Album of the Year for Midnights!

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This made her lifetime total to 23 VMAs, setting her as one of the most awarded artists in the show’s history, second only to Beyoncé.

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So, it’s expected paparazzi would be all up in her grill for the entire night, but on the night of the VMAs, the “Karma” singer wasn’t having it.

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After the New Jersey ceremony, she attended an after-party hosted by Diddy, where she rocked her second look of the evening.

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If it seems familiar, the EB Demin corset minidress was previously worn by Taylor’s gal pal Sabrina Carpenter.

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In a video, Taylor was seen navigating through a crowd, where people are heard yelling random comments to get her attention, and she effortlessly shuts them down.

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“Can you back up?” she asked, adding, “Seriously, back up.”

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And the fans are praising her for her “polite” but “powerful” takedown of the paparazzi:

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