It's a tale as old as time. And one that fans can't get enough of. Now that Katy Perry is out in interview mode promoting new music, she's being asked if her upcoming album release will include a response to Taylor Swift's anthem, "Bad Blood," which may or may not be about their (bad blood) feud. It's long been believed that the 1989 track is about the singer. So, is she ready to retaliate?
"Well that’s not my question to answer — if it’s about me. I think [my new album is] a very empowered record. There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person," she recently told Entertainment Weekly. Before issuing this next statement:
"One thing to note is: You can’t mistake kindness for weakness and don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. And that’s not to any one person and don’t quote me that it is, because it’s not. It’s not about that. Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place. Period end of story. But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don’t forget about that, okay, honey. [Laughs] We got to keep it real, honey. This record is not about anyone else! This record is about me being seen and heard so that I can see and hear everyone else! It’s not even about me! It’s about everything that I see out there that I digest. I think there’s a healing in it for me and vulnerability. If people want to connect and be healed and feel vulnerable and feel empowered and strong, God bless and here it is."
Whether or not there is a "Bad Blood" response track, we do know one thing: Katy has aligned herself with Calvin Harris. Yes, as in the guy who once dated Taylor and later referenced the Taylor/Katy feud in an epic Twitter rant. According to Billboard, Katy (and a bunch of other stars) will appear on the producer's new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, out June 30.
Your move, Taylor.