Katy Perry Detailed Her Feud With Taylor on TV
Much like everything about Katy Perry these days, Katy’s rollout of “Swish Swish” has been all over the place.
When she first released the song, everybody assumed it was about Taylor Swift because it obviously is. But a few hours later, Katy went on TV and said that we were all tripping and it was actually an anti-bullying anthem.
Nobody really bought it, and so a few days later, instead of really selling that angle, Katy decided she’d rather go on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke and run her mouth about her long-going feud with Taylor.
I don’t know who told her it was a good idea, but I want to offer them my first-born child.
To misquote the words of Taylor Swift, as sung by Rihanna, “baby, this is what I came for.”
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It all started innocently enough.
James Corden brought up the topic everybody’s bringing up with Katy Perry these days for obvious reasons: Taylor Swift.
“There’s no denying it. There’s Taylor beef,” James Corden bellowed. “And when are we going to clear that beef up?”
While Katy Perry could have easily laughed this one off and started singing “Roar,” instead she decided she’d actually answer it. Which for the record, neither Taylor nor Katy has ever explicitly done before.
“Honestly, it’s really, like,” Katy started, unsure of how exactly to drop this bombshell. “She started it, and it’s time for her to finish it.”
Realizing that he was about to get the interview of a lifetime, James Corden was probably shitting himself as Katy Perry continued, detailing exactly how and when the feud began.
Here’s what she said:
“It’s about backing dancers. It’s so crazy! OK, so there are three backing dancers that went on tour with her tour, right? And they asked me before they went on tour if they could go, and I was like, ‘Yeah of course! I’m not on a record cycle! Get the work! She’s great!…But I will be on a record cycle in about a year, so be sure to put a 30-day contingency in your contract so you can get out if you want to join me when I say I’m going back on.’
So that year came up, right? And I texted all of them, because I’m very close with them, and I said, ‘Look, just FYI, I’m about to start, I want to put the word out there.’ And they said, ‘All right, we’re going to talk to management about it.’ And they did. And they got fired. And I tried to talk to her about it, and she wouldn’t speak to me.”
I do the right thing anytime it feels like a fumble, and it was a full shutdown. And then she writes a song about me! And I’m like, ‘Oh, cool, cool, cool. That’s how you wanna deal with it? Karma.’”
Although then, sensing she was veering too far off message for a song that she’s still pretending isn’t about Taylor, but about saying no to all the bullies, Katy pulled together a sweet little soundbite.
“I think personally that women together, not divided, and, like, none of this petty bullshit,” Katy said in a last-ditch effort to make her publicist not want to spend all night crying in the bathroom. “Women together will heal the world.”
Because all the Taylor tea you just spilled on national television is really an example of how you believe women should stand together and not be so petty.
Even though I hate Carpool Karaoke with a red hot Tinashe flame, I have to hand it to James for finally making some must-watch television.