Katy Perry was asked if she'd make music with Taylor Swift and fans are screaming
One of the biggest feuds in pop music used to be between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. The trouble began way back in 2013 when the two songstresses became embroiled in a dispute over backup dancers.
Taylor reportedly invited three of the dancers who toured with Perry on her 2011-12 California Dreams tour to join her Red Tour. They accepted, but then one dancer named Lockhart Brownlie was allegedly approached by Perry's team to join her Prism tour, along with fellow dancers Scott Myrick and Leah Adler, forcing them to give up Taylor's tour midway through. All three dancers jumped ship, and Taylor was reportedly pretty furious.
As a result of this, Taylor publicly unfollowed the three dancers on Twitter and seemed to be far more antagonistic towards Perry from that point onwards. She even lambasted Perry in an interview with Rolling Stone, stating: "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'"
She added: "She did something so horrible. I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies'. And it wasn't even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational – you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it."
Indeed, many pop music fans have assumed that Taylor Swift’s track Bad Blood is meant to be directed towards Perry, while Perry’s “Swish Swish” is apparently aimed at Swift. However, after many years of nasty comments and cold shoulders, the two artists appear to have finally buried that hatchet; last May the two appeared to call a truce after Swift posted an Instagram story of Katy extending an olive branch. Awww.
As a result, many fans of the two musicians have been left wondering if a collab might materialise sometime in the future. Happily, it sounds as though Katy Perry herself wants it to happen.
This week, while attending the iHeartRadio Music Awards, a reporter on the scene asked Katy: "What about the rumours that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift could make music together?" Katy responded: "I'm making music with Zedd. I'm open—open, open, open."
Wow; it sounds like they've really turned a corner. We've come a long, long way from the dark days of 2013 guys. I'd personally be delighted to see these two work on a project together: I'm sure it would be awesome!