Katy Perry Explains the Real Reason for Her Feud With Taylor Swift

"So there are three backing dancers that went on tour with her tour, right?"

"Honestly, it's really like, she started it and it's time for her to finish it", the "Roar" singer said, confirming the long-whispered rumor that the feud started over some of her back-up dancers. "They said, 'Okay, we're going to go and talk to management about it.' And they did, and they got fired".

"I'm gonna be the same judge I've always been", Katy Perry told KTU's Cubby and Carolina in the Morning, explaining, "I'm not judgy".

The hosts of the show asked Perry if she would take Swift's call if she ever tried to extend an olive branch to her and she replied, "Absolutely". "It was a full shutdown and then she writes a song about me".

Speaking on James Corden on the Carpool Karaoke segment of his Late Late Show, she said that the tiff started over her backing dancers.

Then, the tension between the stars intensified last week, when Perry dropped her latest single of upcoming album "Witness" with rapper Nicki Minaj, "Swish Swish". Upon the song's release, Katy tweeted a Mean Girls reference about Taylor, writing, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing".

Despite her "Swish Swish" ditty, Perry claims that she doesn't have beef with anyone. And I'm like, 'Oh, cool, cool, cool.

"The internet can be a little ruthless as far as fan bases go, but I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other, like no barriers, no borders". That's how you wanna deal with it?

Perry even said that she's "ready for that B.S.to be done".

Like Perry, I am ready for this feud to be done. James Corden asked as they drove along in the vehicle.

"I think that women together and not divided and without any of this petty [stuff] - women together will heal the world", Perry concluded. Maybe if the two actually sat down and explained their sides of the situation, everything could be resolved.

"I teach them to agree to disagree how to be around people, and maybe not like them, but to like yourself for how you treat them", she says.

This may or may not be where Swift and Perry's narratives diverge.

  • Salvatore Jensen