Katy Perry reveals how she and Calvin Harris made up after Twitter row
There are perks to not being rich and famous. You don't have devoted "fans" analysing your life choices in minute detail, and most importantly, your personal life doesn't often get broadcast to the entire world. After all, breakups, divorce and heated rows with family and friends are bad enough without having to relive the trauma every time you scroll through the internet or come across a tabloid newspaper.
However, we are all guilty of being remorseless voyeurs. There's something oddly satisfying about watching the lives of the top one per cent crash and burn around us. Just think back to the way the mainstream media handled Britney Spears's 2007 breakdown. Headlines eviscerated the mother of two, clearly revelling in her response to her messy divorce - and having been forcefully propelled into the spotlight years prior.
Such behaviour has only persisted ten years later. Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift has been pigeonholed as the "crazy girlfriend" - consistently at fault and always guilty of driving off one well-intentioned man after the other. Whether she's involved with John Mayer, Harry Styles or Calvin Harris, Swift is eviscerated, while her respective beaus are the victims.
It's no surprise then that Katy Perry and Calvin Harris were recently compelled to issue an explanation for a feud they had several years ago. And no, it has nothing to do with bonding over T-Swift!
Back in 2011, Katy Perry and Calvin Harris came to blows over Harris not being able to support her on tour.
Perry publicised the issue in March of that year when she took to Twitter to say, "Calvin Harris NOT be joining in on the fun and has CANCELLED last minute", following his confirmation that he would be joining the California Dreams tour.
Harris replied, "sorry to all who wanted to see me with Katy – her team suddenly moved the goalposts and I was to appear on stage with no production". Perry didn't let Harris get the last word, she savagely replied "it’s fine, I’m used to you cancelling on me, it’s become ur staple!"
However, it looked like the two artists had put all differences aside earlier this year as Katy was featured on Harris' single "Feels" alongside Big Sean and Pharrell Williams.
Whilst fans speculated that this had something to do with their common nemesis, Taylor Swift, the truth is much more simple.
During an episode of On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Katy explained that they had always wanted to work with each other. "We just bumped into each other and he said, 'I think I have a song that you should come check out'", she told Seacrest.
"I was like 'cool' because we had always meant to work together for years and years and years. I came to the studio and he played me a bunch of unfinished but really solid moments for his new record.
"Then he played me this one part for this new song called 'Feels' and I was like, 'Oh yeah'. This is like my favourite song off the record. I was just down to do it. I’ve always wanted to collaborate with him for years and years and years.'"
Well, wasn't that simple? Not everything has to be a big drama, folks.