Katy Perry Shades the VMAs for Snubbing ‘Roar’

By Kevin Rutherford

Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards nomination announcement didn’t nix Katy Perry completely — she’s nominated for her video for “Dark Horse” — but one snub has her roaring in frustration, or at least tweeting.

Perry jumped on Twitter today (July 18) to toss some shade in the general direction of the VMAs for the lack of nomination for “Roar,” the first single off most recent Prism.

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“I’m good with my 569,000,000+ views on Roar,” she tweeted simply, adding an emoji of a waving hand.

Interestingly, “Roar” was debuted at the VMAs in 2013, with Perry performing the song in the middle of a giant boxing ring.

“Roar” has indeed racked up over a half billion hits on YouTube since its release on Sept. 5, 2013.

As Billboard notes, “Dark Horse” scored nominations for best female video and best collaboration, due to a guest verse on the song from Juicy J.

The VMAs will be held Aug. 24 on MTV.

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