Taylor Swift Rewind: When the singer took a sly dig at ex boyfriend Harry Styles in MTV VMAs acceptance speech

Even though Harry Styles and Taylor Swift's short-lived romance seems like a distant memory now, we can't help but go back memory lane to the awkward moment when Taylor took a massive dig at her ex-boyfriend and One Direction member during MTV VMAs 2013 after winning the Moonman for Best Female Video for I Knew You Were Trouble.
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift dated from December 2012 to January 2013.Harry Styles and Taylor Swift dated from December 2012 to January 2013.
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In a fairly recent conversation with Howard Stern, Harry Styles admitted that having songs written about him is a "flattering feeling." The singer had said with the definitive example of ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, who he thinks is a "great songwriter." In case you were living under a rock, once upon a time, Harry and Taylor were a thing, for like a month! However, years later, the murmurs of Haylor still live on with people assuming Harry's several solo songs indicate his short-lived romance with the You Need To Calm Down songstress. The famous pair briefly dated from December 2012 and soon after in January 2013, parted ways, not before a park date and a New Year's Eve kiss!

However, a monumental moment in Haylor's timeline came well after the couple broke up! Specifically, at the MTV VMAs 2013, where all eyes were on the ex-couple, under the same roof. While Taylor hung out with bestie Selena Gomez, Harry had his One Direction mates by his side. 1D took home the Moonman for Song of the Summer for Best Song Ever while Swift won Best Female Video for I Knew You Were Trouble. Ummmm, Haylor fans are well aware of Swift's rebellious anthem and how it hints to Mr. Styles, apart from other obvious references in songs like Style and Out Of The Woods!

However, not letting Harry slide so subtly, the then 23-year-old singer took a massive dig at her ex as she received the Moonman. In her acceptance speech, Taylor quipped, "I want to thank the fans because I tweeted about this a lot, I really wanted this. I also want to thank the person who inspired this song because he knows exactly who he is because now I've got one of these."

Check out Taylor Swift's MTV VMAs acceptance speech below:

What was even more awkward was the cameraman's decision to pan the lens immediately at Harry, post Taylor's speech, who was seen casually chewing on gum looking at his ex, who mind you, looked like she wore her best revenge dress possible. Swift was adorned in a midnight blue Herve Leger bandage dress with a plunging neckline. Moreover, Styles' One Direction mates Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan had a very revealing reaction to the obvious dig.

At the New York premiere of 1D's movie, This Is Us, when Harry was asked about the dig at him by Taylor, the then 19-year-old singer took the diplomatic route and shared with Extra, "It's alright, she likes a joke. I like a joke as much as the next guy, so it's all good."

Do you think Harry Styles and Taylor Swift made for a good couple? Let us know your views on Haylor in the comments section below.

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Harry may have got his revenge, of sorts when he co-wrote Perfect for One Direction's fifth album, Made in the AM, which featured lyrics like, "If you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about; baby, I'm perfect."

For now, Taylor is happily in love with Joe Alwyn, as the couple is keeping their serious relationship extremely private. On the other hand, Harry is happily single and embracing the day as it goes by if take his recent interviews as a witness. But, at the back of our minds, we'll always go back to the words: "And the saddest fear comes creepin' in. That you never loved me or her or anyone or anything."

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Their relationship was PR just look at the signs and also we all know about the victim act Taylor always play with her ex-boyfriends to bring attention to herself. She is a great singer but her personality is awful and I really hope that her relationship with Joe doesn't go in the wrong direction...anyways if it goes she make sure to turn it for her benefit:)

Their relationship was PR just look at the signs and also we all know about the victim act Taylor always play with her ex-boyfriends to bring attention to herself. She is a great singer but her personality is awful and I really hope that her relationship with Joe doesn't go in the wrong direction...anyways if it goes she make sure to turn it for her benefit:)

I'm both a swiftie and a directioner and intend no hate, but IKYWT IS NOT ABOUT HARRY. Is abt john Mayer. Although it is possible that Taylor realised that the song also fit in perfectly(no pun intended) with her relationship with harry. Plus it happened like years ago, so give it a rest guys!!!!!

I knew you were trouble is not about Harry. Seems like you're living under a rock.

I knew you were trouble is not about Harry. Seems like you're living under a rock.

Not true he never dated her.

Not true he never dated her.

Not true he never dated her.

They're friends now. They bumped into each other several times. On Good term I would say.

It is definitely about Harry note the tattoo part when he got his pirate ship

Larry

Yess

I thought it was frankly unprofessional of her, especially considering that Harry was always polite and concise when asked about her in interviews post break up. She has an attitude problem when it comes to men.

I knew you were trouble wasn't even about harry. She wrote it before she started dating harry. It's the media which spreads rumors like this.

Zarry

Stima totale <3

I intend no hate, and i’m a Swiftie so I know this. I Knew You Were Trouble was about John Meyer, not Harry Styles. The release of the song was only coincidental to their break up. But she wrote the song before Haylor even started dating. Plus, have ya’ll seen the guy in the music video? Definitely John Meyer vibes.

Yup ik you are right it was about john mayor and not styles

Yup ik you are right it was about john mayor and not styles

They we're a great couple and still should be

They are adorable. And the best.

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