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Katy Perry still wants to make friends with Taylor Swift

By | Published on Tuesday 13 June 2017

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is continuing in her campaign to end her feud with Taylor Swift, or at least look like the bigger person while Swift refuses to back down. And she’s not going to be swayed by Swift’s decision to return her music to the streaming services on the same day as Perry’s new album ‘Witness’ was released.

As previously reported, Swift ended her other long-running feud – with the free streaming platforms – last week, returning her entire catalogue to those services, most notably Spotify.

The official line was that the move was “in celebration of ‘1989’ selling over ten million albums worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 million song certification announcement”. However, many noted that Perry’s new album was also out the same day and that Swift’s streaming move grabbed all the headlines, and therefore took it as a refusal by Swift to accept the olive branch Perry has been waving about all over the place lately.

Following her recent appearance on James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’, Perry again tried to settle things over the weekend, saying in an interview with Ariana Huffington: “I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her. I think it’s time. There are bigger fish to fry, and there are real problems in the world”.

Has Swift’s streaming play changed things at all though, that’s the big question? Does Perry even think that her unwanted rival was actually being vindictive with the timing of her big stream announcement? “I don’t know”, Perry told US TV show ‘Today’. “I can only do me. All I need to say to her is I love her, and God bless her on her journey. And that’s it”.

Well if that’s it, maybe we could just talk about Perry’s new album. One song a lot of people are talking about is ‘Swish Swish’, which some think is an attack on Taylor Swift. A theory bolstered by the fact that it features Nicki Minaj, who’s also had a Swifty run-in.

“No, it’s not about anyone in particular”, said Perry. “And I’ve said that on the record. That might be your story but my story, which I know is true for me, is that I’ve not had just one person bully me or one person hold me down or met one troll”.

So there you go, Taylor Swift could end all of this today. Though given that she doesn’t have a new album to promote at the moment, it’s hard to see what’s in it for her to do so. Ending feuds is more of a Q4 thing.