Ah, girls. They can be a total handful, can’t they? Even when they grow up and leave behind their catty schoolgirl days and grow up, there’s still going to be some kind of drama between them and that snide part of them never truly leaves.
It’s no different with celebrities, and it’s certainly the case between singers Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, who have been in dispute for three years.
According to TMZ, the feud stemmed from three of Taylor’s back-up dancers quitting her Red Tour in 2014 to join Katy’s Prismatic Tour. Outraged, Taylor made a dig at Katy in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Though she did not name anyone specifically, it’s clear who it was aimed towards.
“She did something so horrible” she told Rolling Stone. “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.”
Taylor continued, “She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
Katy bit back at the dig, when she responded with a reference from the popular chick flick film, Mean Girls. She tweeted: “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing”
Taylor then went on to release her track Bad Blood, which was said to refer to their ongoing feud. Katy continued the battle with her single, Swish Swish earlier this year.
The dispute escalated once again when Taylor re-released her tracks onto Spotify at the same time Katy released her new album. Does it ever end?
But thankfully, it did. During her Witness World Wide livestream in June, Katy said she wanted to put an end on this far too long-running battle.
“I am ready to let it go!” Katy told Thrive Global Podcast. “I forgive, I forgive, I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her.”
Clearly, this is an ongoing cat-attack, though…
Recently, Pink has had her say on the dispute, siding with Taylor Swift. Her declaration came after the revelation that her own 16-year feud with Christina Aguilera is finally over. Pink’s feud with Christina began when the Lady Marmalade artists (including Mya and Lil Kim), met up with label executive Ron Fair.
“Ron Fair walked in. He didn’t say hi to any of us and said, ‘What’s the high part? What’s the most singing part? Christina’s going to take that part” Pink recalled the meeting.
“And I stood up, and I said ‘Hi. How are you? So nice of you to introduce yourself. I’m Pink. She will not be taking that part. I think that’s what the f***ing meeting’s about.'”
In another sly dig, Pink commented that her rival was a “bad singer”, as she told a crowd during one of her gigs that her vocal problems were making her “sound like Christina Aguilera”.
After over ten years, the feud between the singers has finally ended. Took them long enough!
When asked whose side she was on during a KISS FM interview, the singer responded with: “Taylor, is that OK?” before adding “You can’t win no matter what you say, anyway. Everyone wakes up offended”.
Celebrity feuds are not all that surprising, but it’s pretty unbelievable how long these things will last. But as they say, holding grudges doesn’t do anyone good, and in the end you’re probably just going to regret looking stupid with your petty digs at the other person. Let it go and move on, before those diss tracks get the better of you.
<Story by Emily Clark>
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