Timing is every little thing. After dropping “On My Mama” this summer season, many followers campaigned for Victoria Monét to hitch the spectacular lineup of performers on the MTV VMAs on Sept. 12. Regardless of all of the folks championing her new music, the 30-year-old singer-songwriter nonetheless ended up on the award present as an attendee as a substitute of a performer. Listening to the frustration from her supporters, she defined the scenario in additional depth on social media.

“I see your advocation for me to have carried out tonight and I am so grateful to you!! Sincerely!” Monét wrote on X (previously Twitter). “My crew was advised it’s ‘too early in my story’ for that chance so we are going to hold working!” She went on to thank followers, sustaining a optimistic angle as she pointed to the upcoming tour for her new album “Jaguar II,” with reveals starting on Sept. 15.

“My crew was advised it’s ‘too early in my story.'”

Understandably, not everybody was comforted by this clarification. “I really like you and your lovely optimistic SWEET ASS SELF OMG but additionally they’re stuffed with sh*t lol,” former Fifth Concord member Lauren Jauregui responded. Others identified that Monét has been a game-changer within the music trade for years, making the reported reasoning behind her missed efficiency alternative much more irritating.

Disappointment apart, Monét beforehand advised POPSUGAR in an Aug. 21 interview that she considers herself to be in her “level-up” period. “I really feel actually grateful at any time when the alternatives come,” she stated. “Clearly, in my life span, I do not really feel like a ‘new artist.’ I have been an artist since I used to be 17. So I am by no means actually shocked at doing new issues nonetheless . . . I feel every little thing occurs when it is alleged to.”

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Perhaps the VMAs weren’t prepared for Monét simply but, however she nonetheless has religion they’re headed in her route. “The issues that I have been wishing for are on the best way,” she stated. And once they lastly arrive, we’ll be prepared.