Is Katy Perry’s feud with Taylor Swift finally over? The “Dark Horse” singer isn’t attending this year’s Grammy Awards, but that’s not stopping her from planning a party for it.
The reported party will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Los Angeles, ahead of the Grammys live ceremony on Monday, Feb. 15. Perry will be hosting the “Evening to Celebrate the Creators,” which is a fancy party for her fellow artists, producers, and songwriters. Spotify has signed on to sponsor the event, according to the New York Times.
Katy has also made some interesting choices when it comes to her guest list. She has reportedly invited Adele and Taylor Swift, both women who have withheld their music from Spotify. It’s all a matter of figuring out their schedules, Katy nonchalantly said during her interview.
This comes after it was reported that it was Taylor Swift who was the one who tried to bury the hatchet with her “Bad Blood” nemesis. According to a previous report inside the pages of OK! Magazine, via Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Taylor and Katy are having a hard time setting their differences aside.
Swift tried to clear the air about her feud with Perry after she was labeled a “mean girl” and “a bully” in the tabloids. In her interview with GQ, Swift backtracked on the original meaning behind the “Bad Blood” single and said that it was really about an ex-boyfriend, not a friend like she told Rolling Stone in her September, 2014, cover story. The reason why she said it was “about a friend” was that she didn’t want to upset the guy it was about because she was good friends with him.
No one has bought Taylor Swift’s new story about “Bad Blood” — and neither has Katy Perry. Inside sources revealed to OK! Magazine that their feud is still very much on. Katy’s team will not mention Taylor’s name, nor do they acknowledge her existence. Taylor’s denial in her latest interview was not enough to win over Katy’s forgiveness.
Maybe Katy Perry had a change a heart and decided to invite Taylor Swift to her pre-Grammys party, after all. On the other hand, she is probably aware that Swift is anti-Spotify, and that’s probably why she invited her anyway. Maybe this is Perry’s way of throwing shade or sticking it to Swift.
In the interview, the pop star said that she’s not on team Spotify. In fact, she supports all streaming services.
“I just hadn’t sat down with Tidal or Apple, even though I’m going to be partners with them in the future. It just so happened that six months ago I sat down with Spotify and had this idea.”
The singer-songwriter also revealed that she’s working on her new album. Don’t expect it to come out anytime soon, though. Perry admitted that she’s only on the “research and development phase,” which means it could take a while.
“I’ve been going at it for eight or nine years in the spotlight, and then before that there’ that decade of hustle that never gets recognized but still shows up in your wrinkles. So right now I’m taking a little time. I just don’t want to jump on any trends. I just need to evolve.”
The singer has dished about some of her favorite artists. Perry has been recently inspired by indie artists such as Caribou, Jamie xx, Purity Ring, Rationale, and Years and Years. Hopefully, those musicians will spark some much-needed inspiration into Perry’s own music again.
Even though Katy Perry won’t be attending the 2016 Grammys, she says she will be happily watching it at home while “eating matzo ball soup” and wearing “Vicks cream” on her face.
What are your thoughts on Katy Perry and Taylor Swift? Do you think that they buried that hatchet? Or do you think this her attempt to shade her enemy? Sound off below in the comments section.
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