The filmmaker made the comments on the SmartLess podcast.
The rapper was seen in a video that was shot in Dubai.
She had been expected back for the seventh film.
The suit claims the actor and singer "intentionally and without consent used force to offensively touch plaintiff's person".
The singer is accused of battery, assault, gender-motivated violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
"I'm not sure that I want to do this so much as a career."
The singer admitted the charges against her.
The awards take place on Tuesday.
Swift can be seen visibly gasping for air.