Rumors have been swirling about Katy Perry’s new song “1984.” Fans have been wondering if the newly registered song on the BMI management site is a diss track about Taylor Swift. Now, Katy Perry’s management is saying that the reports are “completely false.”
It was reported over the weekend that Katy Perry allegedly registered a new song called “1984” with the music-licensing site BMI. Fans on social media wondered if the “1984” song was a response to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” single or her 1989 album. Perry’s management says that these rumors are simply not true. One of Perry’s reps told Billboard that she didn’t even register the song.
“Katy Perry’s managers at Direct Management Group confirm that this story is completely false. Katy Perry was not involved in writing, singing, recording or registering this song.”
In addition, Patrick Collier, one of the song’s alleged co-writers took to Instagram to share his thoughts about the new song. He said he was one of the first to hear about the news that he was writing “1984.” Collier later removed the post on Instagram for no reason whatsoever.
BMI also confirmed to the media that “1984” was registered back in September 2014 by BMG Platinum Songs. However, the song is still listed on the BMI website, with Katy Perry listed underneath the “Artists” tag. Well, that clears those rumors up then.
What has been Katy Perry been up to these days? The singer is still performing and traveling on her Prismatic World Tour. Perry also took to Twitter on Sunday to comment about the Texas police officers who attacked black teenagers at a pool party.
IS ANYONE ELSE DISGUSTED YET?! WAKE UP AMERICA: http://t.co/WGSGpZZG30
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) June 7, 2015
The very next day, Katy Perry took to the social networking site to not only on make an announcement, but to also make a racist joke. The pop tart announced that her “Dark Horse” music video reached 1 billion views.
Perry exclaimed her excitement and made a tacky joke at the same time.
Guys. Wut. Dark Horse has reached 1 BILLION views?! I seriously ur balls & ur fingers for dem clicks…*heads back to the trap house*
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) June 9, 2015
In case you didn’t know a “trap house” is known as a crack house where a drug dealer sets up his or her illegal business. Rappers like Gucci Mane have referred to the “trap house” or “up tha way” in their music. In her tweet, Katy is also making a play on the word “trap” as in trap music, which is a genre of music that combines hip hop, dance music and dubstep. Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, and Three 6 Mafia are known for creating this type of music. Katy and Juicy J’s “Dark Horse” single shows the musicians experimenting with the trap music trend.
Even fans weren’t happy to see Katy Perry’s racist joke on Twitter. Even rapper Azealia Banks slammed the culturally insensitive singer for making a joke about the “trap house.”
@katyperry the “trap house” though?…….
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) June 9, 2015
She since deleted her tweet, but she’s obviously not cool with Katy Perry’s joke. It looks like the pop singer now has “Bad Blood” with Azealia Banks! Do you think it was wrong for Katy Perry to make a racist joke, especially after making light of racial issues just a day ago? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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