Taylor Swift’s simmering feud with Katy Perry is set to explode in November after it was announced that both singers would compete for the Best Female gong at the MTV EMAs.
Perry was awarded with seven MTV EMA nominations earlier this week, more than any other artist, but it was the revelation that she would contest the best female category with Taylor Swift that instantly provoked intrigue. Swift, who only received two nominations for the event that is set to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, will be going up against her mortal enemy as well as Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Beyonce for the gong.
But all eyes will be on Swift and Perry, even though Beyonce will probably beat them both to the award, after the country singer started a media battle with her peer.
To the uninitiated, Swift’s interview with Rolling Stone last month sparked the dispute. During her discussion with the publication, Swift revealed that only one song on her upcoming album, 1989, was a diss-track. The song in question, “Bad Blood,” wasn’t directed to the myriad of ex-boyfriends that she has supposedly had, but was actually aimed at another female artist who did her wrong.
“For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’ [Then last year] 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. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I’m surprisingly non-confrontational — you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.”
People soon started to scratch their heads and speculate who the song was about, but as some people began to suggest that it might have been about Miley Cyrus, Perry then sent out a tweet that basically confirmed it was her.
Perry told her 56 million followers, “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…” and then various backing singers went on to reveal that Swift was actually speaking about the “Peacock” singer. Will it all kick off between the two at the MTV VMAs in November, then? Probably not, but it promises to be immensely awkward none-the-less.
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