Last night, Demi Lovato performed at the VMAs, and she totally killed it!
The 31-year-old sang rock versions of "Heart Attack," "Sorry Not Sorry," and "Cool for the Summer." If you haven't watched it, do yourself a favor and check it out:
While plenty of people tweeted about how awesome Demi's performance was, many fans focused on Taylor Swift having a blast in the audience.
As context for anyone who wasn't a teen in the 2010s, here's why Taylor having fun is a big deal:
Demi and Selena Gomez grew up together after meeting on Barney when they were 7 years old. They went on to become huge Disney Channel stars with their own TV shows and movies.
They became friends with Taylor, and rumors of a feud between Demi and Taylor began.
I won't get into all the details because this was like a decade ago, and everyone's grown up since then. But suffice to say there were many Instagram comments, interview moments, unfollows, and even music videos that pointed to Selena remaining besties with Taylor while Demi let those friendships go.
So! After all these years of the alleged feud, fans were stoked to see Taylor getting down to Demi's music:
taylor swift singing along to cool for the summer by demi lovato. they did this for me pic.twitter.com/b8ps8AaDCg
— ng ⚔️ (@L0VES0BADLY) September 13, 2023
This person called it a "full circle" moment:
knowing Demi and Taylor’s past, this is so full circle and this makes me SO HAPPY pic.twitter.com/FVcnyks10l
— dai (@vietbaddie) September 13, 2023
MTV/ Twitter: @vietbaddie
Some had hilarious reactions:
taylor heard demi fired scooter braun and started jamming 😭 pic.twitter.com/xtAsTKUcOA
— s (@dollquiver) September 13, 2023
MTV/ Twitter: @dollquiver
demi: WERE COOL FOR THE SUMMER!taylor in the audience: pic.twitter.com/N4GVWtZf2g
— ً (@daddyissuesuh) September 13, 2023
Others thought Demi waved specifically to Taylor:
omg demi waiving and saying I love you to taylor??? pic.twitter.com/JHp2fnMueM
— . (@dotomemi) September 13, 2023
MTV/ Twitter: @dotomemi
Many insisted there's no "bad blood" between them:
it’s obvious there’s no bad blood between demi lovato and taylor swift and they’re clearly on good terms. It’s about time people stop putting them against each other pic.twitter.com/PlxVJhGuLS https://t.co/yIRLEaTjED
— Devonne 🩸 (@demifcknlovato) September 13, 2023
MTV/ Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images / Twitter: @demifcknlovato
taylor ending the drama about her “beef” with demi, we love to see it pic.twitter.com/SgyWbyP3cm
— averi (lola’s version) (@conniesisabel) September 13, 2023
And when some folks implied there was drama between Selena and Taylor, others jumped in to squash that:
Fake ???? Why cuz shes having fun to demi lovato songs ????? You realize demi and taylor have a long history of being actual friends. If Selena and miley can make up and be friends, so can demi lovato and taylor swift https://t.co/2yJT9N0E8E
— . (@HOLVFVCK) September 13, 2023
MTV/ Twitter: @HOLVFVCK
selena had a totally normal respectful reaction to demi, taylor absolutely stanned demi today and demi cheered for nicki. these 30+ year old women do not have beef please get jobs its no longer 2013 pic.twitter.com/2tCmiaojrW
— 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 🧞♀️ (@theholydemi) September 13, 2023