Singer Katy Perry has shocked fans after offering to end her feud with pop star rival Taylor Swift during a Twitter Q&A session on Saturday (10Sep16).
The musicians have been on bad terms for years, but there is a chance for the conflict between them to end, and Katy is even open to working with the Blank Space hitmaker if certain conditions are met.
“If she says sorry, sure,” Perry wrote on Twitter in response to fans who asked if she’d be willing to record a song with Swift.
Their rivalry is said to have kicked off in 2013, when Katy was accused of stealing three back-up dancers from Taylor’s Red World Tour for her own Prism World Tour.
The feud was fuelled when Taylor seemed to have referenced their disagreement in a 2014 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, when she claimed her song Bad Blood was about a “straight-up enemy” who tried to sabotage her trek.
“She did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies’. And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business,” Taylor said at the time. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me… So now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.”
Despite Katy refusing to talk about the spat in interviews, in the past she vented her frustration by issuing thinly-veiled insults toward her former friend on social media.
After Taylor’s Rolling Stone interview was published, the Rise singer took to Twitter and posted, “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing,” a reference to Rachel McAdams’ two-faced character in Mean Girls.
The bitter fall out grabbed headlines again recently after Taylor split from DJ Calvin Harris, who later accused the Shake It Off star of trying to “bury” him like she did to Katy.