Taylor Swift is embroiled in a major controversy: the missing cat case.

Taylor is the mother of three adorable kittens: Benjamin, Olivia and Meredith. While Benjamin and Olivia can be seen regularly on the Grammy winner’s Instagram, Mer is much more commonly MIA.

However, there seems to be a simple explanation. While Tay is used to being photographed by the paparazzi, her cat Meredith is a bit camera shy – so the “Betty” singer explained while addressing fans’ questions about her missing cat.

In an Instagram video, Taylor addressed the “rumors” that are circulating about the whereabouts of her cat, after whom it is named Ellen PompeoDr. Meredith Gray, the icon of Grey’s Anatomy.

“The truth is, Meredith just hates to be photographed,” read a note in the video, followed by lots of photos of Meredith looking wildly uncomfortable on camera while Taylor’s song “Tell Me Why” plays in the background .

Taylor then appears on the video and explains, “She’s just a private little cat. She likes it when her business is kept to herself. She doesn’t like a camera shoved in her face and who can blame her? So , there is your update Meredith. ”