The identities of the two people who danced as Katy Perry’s right and left sharks during her Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance have been revealed.
Out of the two sharks, it’s the left one who has probably received the most attention, thanks to its out-of-sync dancing and laissez faire attitude to the performance. The left shark went viral and prompted intense speculation as to the identity of the person who didn’t seem to rehearse enough for what was probably the biggest performance for his or her life.
As reported by Us Weekly, Bryan Gaw has stepped forward as the person who danced as Katy’s left shark. Bryan is actually a professional dancer who is currently working on Perry’s Prismatic World Tour. Right after the performance, Bryan unmasked himself as the man behind the Internet sensation.
Two days later, Bryan joked that the left is the best.
While the left shark may have received all the attention thanks to its laid-back attitude to choreography, which Katy Perry’s choreographer for the show, RJ Durell, later told The Hollywood Reporter was actually done on purpose to give a “a Tweedledee/Tweedledum-type persona,” some may find the right shark to be just as interesting, due to the fact that he plays a central role in the singer’s well-publicized feud with Taylor Swift.
As reported by Celebuzz, the person who danced as Katy’s right shark was Scott Myrick, another one of Katy’s dancers on her world tour. As it turns out, Scott worked for Katy on her previous California World Dreams Tour. After that ended, he went on to work for Taylor on her Red Tour.
In the middle of his job with Taylor, Katy’s camp reached out to Scott and asked him to leave and work with Katy again on her Prismatic World Tour. Scott and two other dancers ended up leaving Taylor for Katy, igniting the feud that continues to this day between the two singers.
In an interview with Rolling Stone for its September 2014 issue, Taylor Swift confirmed that her song “Bad Blood” was about Katy, due to Katy stealing her workers from her.
“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.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Katy recently commented on her refusal to back down in her feud with Taylor. Katy said that “if somebody is trying to defame [her] character,” people are “going to hear about it.”
On Tuesday, Katy Perry responded to all the attention that has been paid to her right and left sharks. She posted a photo that jokingly declared the dancing shark, not Tom Brady, to be the real Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl game.
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