20 Jun NO BAD BLOOD HERE! TAYLOR SWIFT AND KATY PERRY END LONG-STANDING FEUD
Pop stars Katy Perry and Taylor Swift appear to have called a truce in their long-standing feud, sealed by Perry’s cameo in the new music video for Swift’s song “You Need to Calm Down.”
In the clip released Monday, Perry dresses in a hamburger costume — similar to the one she wore at this year’s Met Gala — and Swift is dolled up as a box of french fries. As a massive food fight erupts around them in a brightly colored trailer park, they walk toward each other and dance, with smiles spread across their faces. The two embrace before the video comes to a close.
The star-studded video for the track, which many are hailing as an LGTBQ anthem, also features appearances from Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Adam Rippon, Ciara, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the Fab Five of “Queer Eye.”
Perry and Swift may have endured a rocky relationship over the years, but they are loving the fact that they’ve made up. Swift posted on Instagram a still photo of the two from the video. Perry also acknowledged their new beginning with an Instagram post of her own.
The feud itself which started years ago centred on a dispute over backing dancers.
Swift first explained her side of the story, without naming Perry, in a 2014 Rolling Stone interview.
“She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour,” Swift said when discussing her song “Bad Blood,” which the magazine said was “about another female artist.” “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.”
Perry spelled out her side in 2017 to James Corden, saying she tried to reach out to Swift, but Swift wouldn’t speak to her.
After Swift’s 2014 release of “Bad Blood,” Perry, in turn, raised eyebrows with her 2017 song, “Swish Swish,” which many believed was about Swift.