Breaking news, guys…
It looks like the bad blood between pop icons, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, is finally over! And it’s safe to say that the internet is still reeling in shock from this unexpected announcement. It has been common knowledge over the past 5 years that Katy and Taylor weren’t the biggest fans of each other since a series of dramatic little feuds occurred between the pair.
But is it finally over… for good? Read on for the tea…
Taylor Swift is best known for her pop and country-style music and her songs that are strongly based around her personal life never fail to gain wide-spread coverage around the world.
Born and raised in California, Katy Perry rose to fame after the release of “I Kissed A Girl,” which caused controversy but also built Katy’s great success.
This is the year that Taylor Swift first reached out to Katy Perry via a very cute and heart-warming tweet complimenting Katy’s “Waking Up in Vegas” music video.
Katy publicly tweeted back claiming that the couple should write a song together, causing the internet to go wild.
Poor Taylor was fresh from having her acceptance speech interrupted by the arrogant Kanye West at the VMA Awards, whilst Katy was finishing up her tour backed by the breakthrough of “I Kissed A Girl.”
Now that was painful to watch.
Did anybody else lose all respect for Kanye after this little stunt?
The pair were hitting it off via Twitter, and Taylor even took to the platform to gush over how awesome Katy’s birthday party was.
It was pretty obvious that Taylor attended!
Taylor was dating musician, John Mayer, in 2009, but the couple’s break up appeared to be a spiteful one after she released “Dear John” in 2010. Meow.
After her divorce from Russell Brand in 2012, Katy and John struck up a short, but sweet, romance that even made the cut on Instagram.
What happened to the “stay away from your friend’s ex” rule…?
Somehow, Katy and Taylor didn’t let something silly like a man get in between their friendship.
Between 2011 and 2012, Katy was completing her “California Dreams” world tour.
In 2013, Taylor began the “Red Tour” and invited three of the dancers that toured with Katy to accompany her on the tour.
Katy approached dancer, Lockheart Brownlie, and asked him and two others who were touring with Taylor to join her on the “Prism” tour.
After having worked with Katy for two and a half years previously, the dancers agreed. But Katy’s condition was to ditch Taylor halfway through her tour.
Speaking to Rolling Stone in 2014, Taylor made this statement:
“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 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.
“I know people will make it this big girl-fight thing. But I just want people to know it’s not about a guy.”
A little shady, if you ask me…
When Taylor’s single, “Bad Blood,” dropped in 2015, critics swooped on it like vultures. She gave a vow when speaking to The Telegraph:
“I’m not giving them anything to write about. I’m never going to talk about her in my interview. It’s not going to happen.”
Petty little incidents came and went, including sly digs in lyrics at one another and social media wars.
I must say, it started to get a little boring…
In June 2017, Katy came out with this statement:
“I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her… There are bigger fish to fry, and there are real problems in the world.”
Speaking to Australia’s Today Show, Katy said:
“I love her, I always have. We’ve had our differences but I just continue to say, ‘God bless her on her journey’.”
Taylor continued to hold her silence, however…
Everybody to Taylor’s Insta story… immediately!
Taylor was preparing for the first night of her “Reputation” tour and she uploaded a picture of a note and an olive branch that she had received from Katy as a peace offering.
This year is about all the kindness.
Katy posted this Instagram post yesterday of a plate of freshly baked cookies.
Fans were quick to notice that the snap was taken in Katy’s kitchen, meaning she had Taylor over?!
The excitement over the pair’s reunion is pretty apparent…
Fans are questioning the reunion and are trying to crack the hidden meaning.
The love that Katy and Taylor’s fans have for the pair is undeniable, and is so very cute!
Is there more than just friendship to this reunion?
Some fans seem to think so…
Twitter seems to be pretty sure of this collab, so we can only cross our fingers and pray to God that it’s true.
Now let’s hope that this friendship actually lasts this time…