Sometimes the MTV Video Music Awards get the best of 'em. This year, Taylor Swift was one of them.
Swift performed her new single, "Shake It Off," live at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday. The 24-year-old danced around the stage alongside a slew of tuxedoed men, glittering in a fringed costume and singing about her "haters."
All seemed well and good, until Deadspin's The Concourse apparently stripped the audio of Swift's performance down to the isolated vocals.
As the Daily Dot notes: "Of course, this is a live performance with choreography, so perhaps she can be forgiven for sounding a little out of breath, but if we don't have something to hate the day after the VMAs, did they even happen?"
A rep for Swift was not immediately available for comment.
We're sure the superstar, who is set to release her first full pop album in October, can shake this one off.
Head over to Deadspin to listen to the entire isolated vocal track from Swift's VMAs performance.