An angry Taylor Swift took on her critics in the music video for her new single “Look What You Made Me Do,” but there was no indication of the singer making a personal appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday.

Crawling out of a tomb and announcing her previous self dead, the music video that got its world premiere in Sunday’s VMAs portrayed Swift as a hard-edged artist with nothing left to lose.

An hour to the live ceremony at Los Angeles nevertheless, Swift herself was a no show, even when she won the only class in which she was nominated — best alliance for “I Don’t Want Live Forever” with Zayn Malik.

Nevertheless, her new video quickly became among the show’s most talked-about minutes, mostly overshadowing performances by Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and Lorde.

The movie ended with Swift, 27, reviving all the personas of her music career — from gawky, guitar playing 16-year old to poised Grammy winner — and having them call out each other for being fake, faking to be fine and playing the victim.

The single, released late on Thursday, set a first day global record on Spotify of over eight million flows, the audio platform said. Within one hour of its premiere on Sunday, the music video was seen more than 470,000 occasions on YouTube.

Hosting the VMA series was Swift’s long-time rival, Katy Perry, who made her entry from the ceiling dressed in a space suit in a tribute to the Moon Individual statuettes handed out to winners.

Early winners at the fan-voted awards comprised girl group Fifth Harmony, for pop up movie “Down,” and Zedd and Alessia Cara for their dance hit “Stay.”

Rapper Lamar, with a top eight VMA nominations, kicked off the series with a fiery medley of hits “Humble” and “DNA,” that featured dancers in flames on the point.

Lamar, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Lorde, Sheeran and Ariana Grande are competing for one of the top awards — artist of the year.

Lamar’s movie “Humble,” The Weeknd’s “Reminder,” Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic,” Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful,” and DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller will be the nominees for movie of the year.

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