Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's feud has been going on for four years now, but it reached its peak when Taylor released her song “Bad Blood,” which many speculated was about Katy. With her own new album due out soon, Perry wants to make clear that she doesn't intend to use her music to bring more attention to their warring.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Katy was asked whether her new album would contain a reaction to “Bad Blood.” Perry responded, “There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person.”
From there, she went on to give a statement that New York magazine calls a “word salad," with Katy rambling about the importance of female unity while also declaring that people should not mistake her kindness for weakness. She continued, "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," she added. "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 Katy’s words represent her burying the hatchet or just her desire to ignore Tay (for now) remains to be seen. While Perry has not been afraid to go after Swift in the past, she seems more focused on her music than on feuds at the moment. And with Taylor working on her own album, maybe these two can finally put the bad blood to rest.