“Did she just give me the harshest insult of my life”: Katy Perry Was Not Sure If Taylor Swift Was Her Friend Until Now

The Fireworks singer reportedly attended Swift's concert in Australia.

"Did she just give me the harshest insult of my life": Katy Perry Was Not Sure If Taylor Swift Was Her Friend Until Now


  • Singer Katy Perry uploaded a photo with singer Taylor Swift when she went to attend the latter's concert in Sydney.
  • The two had been involved in an intense feud for years and had only recently patched up.
  • The singers had thrown shade at each other for years due to a 'misunderstanding' and recently mentioned that they had resolved their feud.
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Popstar Katy Perry recently made headlines when she posted a photo with Taylor Swift on her Instagram. Perry had reportedly attended a concert of the Eras Tour in Sydney, Australia, and had caught up with her fellow singer. The photo made headlines due to the two pop stars having been enemies for almost a decade.


Perry and Swift were involved in an intense feud due to a petty reason. It began when Swift hinted at her hit song Bad Blood being about Katy Perry and the two threw shade at each other at many other instances. While the two have since resolved their feud, Perry’s click with the All Too Well singer marks a new beginning in their relationship.

Katy Perry Uploaded A Photo With ‘Old Friend’ Taylor Swift

Katy Perry in Dark Horse
Katy Perry in Dark Horse

Fans of singers Katy Perry and Taylor Swift were overjoyed at a new update regarding their friendship. Perry recently uploaded a photo with the Love Story singer on her Instagram when she attended the Eras Tour concert in Sydney, where she was beginning her tour in Australia. The singer was also reportedly joined by singer Rita Ora and was given some of the best seats in the venue.


Perry captioned the post with, ‘Got to see an old friend shine tonight’, which sent fans of the singers into a frenzy. The duo was previously known for their long feud, which ran from 2014 to 2019. The feud reportedly began when Taylor Swift hinted at the song Bad Blood being about Katy Perry in an interview with Rolling Stone.

Taylor Swift in Bad Blood
Taylor Swift in Bad Blood

Swift mentioned in the interview that she felt insulted and confused by her relationship with Katy Perry and that she never knew what they shared. She said that the feud was about something related to the business and not about a guy. Taylor Swift said,

“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?'”

Taylor Swift mentioned that Perry tried to sabotage her arena tour by hiring a bunch of backup dancers who were supposed to be a part of her tour. Though Swift never mentioned her name in the interview, Perry also threw shade in a tweet after the article dropped (via X).


Katy Perry Opened Up About Her Feud With Taylor Swift

A still from the music video You Need To Calm Down
A still from the music video You Need To Calm Down

While Taylor Swift spoke about her side of the story in her Rolling Stone interview, Katy Perry decided to clarify her point of view and the history of the feud in an interview with James Corden in 2017. The Dark Horse singer went on the Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden and mentioned the misunderstandings between the two pop stars.

Perry said that the three backing dancers who were supposed to go on tour with Taylor Swift were originally part of her crew but had asked her if they could go as she was not on a record cycle. Perry said that she agreed to it but asked them to come back when she does decide to go back on tour. According to Perry, when she asked the dancers to come back, they were fired by Swift’s management.

Katy Perry then went on to say that she was done with the feud and she wanted it to be over. She said,


“Honestly, it’s really like she started it and it’s time for her to finish it…But what I want to say is that I’m ready for that BS to be done. Now, there is the law of cause and effect. You do something, and there’s gonna be a reaction, and trust me, daddy, there’s gonna be a reaction… I think, personally, that women together, not divided, and none of these petty bulls—…can heal the world”

The feud finally seemed to be over when Taylor Swift reportedly extended an olive branch to Katy Perry to end the fight between them (via Time). The two have since appeared in music videos together and have also been supportive of each others’ works.


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