Grammys 2017: Katy Perry sparks backlash with Britney Spears 'shaved head' jibe

In a more comic vein, Grammys host James Corden launched the show with a rap: "Live it all up because this is the best, and with President Trump we don't know what comes next". She showed off her incredibly strong and toned physique by sharing a photo of herself wearing an orange two-piece bikini with a straw hat.

Granted, she didn't explicitly mention Britney.

'There was a pause in the music for a little while, ' queried E!'s Ryan Seacrest.

The "California Gurls" singer answered a question about having taken a break between albums on the red carpet at the Grammys last night (February 12), saying: "That's called taking care of your mental health".

Which could be seen as a reference to Britney Spears's infamous head-shaving moment at the height, or nadir, of her tumultuous personal problems in 2007 and 2008.

2007 was a tumultuous year for Spears, who was going through a divorce and fighting for custody of her two sons.

Katy Perry was not just friends this weekend.

In reply, the Britney Army to create the hashtag #KatyPerryIsOverParty, which quickly trended on Twitter. If only she had left the Britney shade at home, too! Spears' 2013 track "Passenger" was even co-written by Perry. Nearly certainly, it was a reference - and, for many fans, an incredibly insensitive one at that. Billboard proclaimed, "Katy Perry Embraces Her Wokeness - And It Works...one of music's biggest stars is once again dominating conversations".

"Usually there's a lot of dancers and things but it's mostly just me", she teased. News from the red carpet that it would be "definitely unlike anything I've ever done".

The hitmaker received a furious backlash online after making some controversial comments when asked about her new hairstyle.

Released on Friday, Perry's new song contains the lines "So comfortable, we're living in a bubble, bubble/So comfortable, we can not see the trouble, trouble". She also encouraged her fans to tweet their funniest reactions to her new single.

Fans of both artists took to social media to voice their disapproval for Perry's comments.

  • Salvatore Jensen