Lorde of the dance

Coming through! Lorde struggles to maneuver her lilac feathered ball gown on the red carpet as she attends MTV Video Music Awards

Unlike the rest of the evening's performers, Lorde, 20, made a decision to forego singing altogether, not even lip syncing along with her song "Homemade Dynamite".

MTV, continuing on from the MTV Movie and TV Awards earlier in the year, has abolished gender-specific categories with male and female artists competing against each other.

And not just any dancing, a very Lorde-esque interpretive dance routine that ended with her collapsing onto the ground.

Perhaps it has to do with her flash new dance moves?

Ed Sheeran performs a medley at the MTV Video Music Awards. She didn't sing, but she did get hoisted into the air by her backup dancers.

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Lorde dances to Homemade Dynamite at the Video Music Awards.

Her confusing onstage display may have to do with a flu the singer is fighting.

After the performance, Lorde took to Twitter to explain why she couldn't sing.

Veteran VMA's performer Pink smashed it on the night with a rousing medley of some of her best hits, but Lorde's performance had everyone questioning what was going on with the star. We wonder if that collapse was choreographed or spontaneous because the singer revealed that she had been battling the flu and even attended the show with an IV in her arm.

Today's MTV VMAs are being held in Inglewood and are hosted by Katy Perry.

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