Taylor Swift and Katy Perry’s long-running feud has been reignited on Friday, June 9, in which the “Empty Space” hitmaker released her whole music catalog on Spotify on a single day Perry’s new record Witness premiered.
Obviously, Swift’s camp didn’t say implicitly that the Spotify move was done intentionally to hue Perry. But those who have been keeping tabs on Taylor Swift’s “bad bloodstream” with Katy Perry know all too well that it was no coincidence.
If Swift released her whole discography on Spotify with the only real intention of harming Perry, she was indeed successful. Corresponding to Result of Audio, Tay-Tay’s 1989 record possessed over 1.68 million channels on June 10 compared to 1.10 million from Perry’s See album.
One would think that Perry’s next move was to retaliate against Taylor. The vocalist, however, did the exact opposite. As recently reported by Vanity Fair, Katy Perry was more than ready to end her feud with Taylor Swift.
“I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever before did, and I hope the same from her,” Perry informed Arianna Huffington within the Thrive Global Podcast.
“And I love her, and I want the best on her behalf,” Perry added. “And I think she’s a fantastic songwriter, and I believe that, you understand, if we, both her and I, can be representatives of strong women which come collectively despite their variances, I think depends upon is going to go like, ‘Yeah, well we can do that.’ I don’t know. Like maybe I don’t agree with everything she will and she doesn’t trust everything I do, but I simply really wish to get together in a location of love and forgiveness and understanding and compassion.”
Interestingly, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry used to be really close friends. Rumors of an feud between the two started when Swift discovered in a 2014 Rolling Stone interview that “Bad Blood” was about a turmoil with a well-known music designer, even going so far as to say that she and the unnamed music musician are “straight-up enemies.”
“For years, I used to be never sure if we were friends or not,” Taylor recalled. “She’d come up if you ask me at prizes shows and say something and walk away, and I’d think, ‘Are we friends, or does she just give me the harshest insult of my entire life?'”
As it works out, the feud reportedly started when Katy Perry “stole” three of Taylor Swift’s backup dancers. As reported by TMZ, the dancers actually functioned for Katy. But after Perry went on rest, the dancers joined up with Swift’s tour. The dancers attempted to work through a contract with a 30-day out so they could get back to touring with Perry later. Following the dancers released the question, Taylor apparently “fired them on the spot.”
Katy Perry exposed about her feud with Taylor Swift when she was featured in James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.”
“So that yr emerged up, and I texted most of them because I’m very close with them. I said, ‘Look, just FYI, I’m going to start. I want to put the word out there.’ And they said, ‘Okay, we’re going to go speak to management about it.’ And they did, and they got terminated. And I attempted to talk to her about any of it, and she wouldn’t talk with me.”
But Katy Perry did say in the same interview that she needs to bury the hatchet with Taylor Swift.
“But what I wish to say is that I’m ready for that BS to be done,” she added. “Now, you can find the law of cause and impact. You do something, there’s going to be a reaction, and trust me daddy, there’s heading to be always a reaction. It’s about karma, right? I believe personally that ladies collectively — not divided, and nothing of this petty bulls– — women together will heal the earth.”
Taylor Swift, in the meantime, hasn’t taken care of immediately Katy Perry’s offerings of reconciliation.