Amid the many performances and acceptance speeches at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night (August 20), a few fans on Twitter noticed one of pop's most vocal artists missing from both the list of nominees and the audience: Halsey.

After one user on the social media network asked the hopeless fountain kingdom singer—who over the past year released music videos for "Sorry" and "Strangers"—why she wasn't at the show as usual, Halsey got candid about her feelings about the VMAs and the sexist politics behind one of music's biggest nights of the year.

"[Because] I directed all my own music videos this album just to have @MTV '#wcw' me to death and not nominate me for anything so it didn’t feel right to go," she explained.

"I’m happy you guys liked the videos. That’s all that matters to me," Halsey added, addressing her fans.

And there you have it. See below:

In 2018, Halsey was nominated at the iHeartRadio Music Awards,Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards and GLAAD Media Awards, where she won Outstanding Music Artist.

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