Instead the two (separately) took the stage and performed personal, unreleased songs that, at least in the context of the show, pointedly addressed last year’s stage-crashing by West.
Taylor Swift performed first, singing a dark folk song, praising innocence: “It’s all right, just wait and see. Your string of lights is still bright to me. You’re still an innocent”
Kanye West closed the show with a song called “Runaway” whose refrain was: “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags, Let’s have a toast for the a——s. Let’s have a toast for the scumbags. Let’s have a toast for the jerk—s. Baby, I got a plan. Runaway fast as you can.”