Katy Perry on Taylor Swift: 'I forgive her and I'm sorry'
When it comes to her feud with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry is “ready to let it go.”
In a conversation with Arianna Huffington for The Thrive Global Podcast, the “Swish Swish” singer addressed her relationship with Swift and expressed her desire to move past their differences. “I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her,” Perry said.
On a recent episode of James Corden’s The Late Late Show, Perry confirmed her “situation” with Swift all traces back to backing dancers.
“Okay, so there are three backing dancers that went on tour with her tour, right? And they asked me before they went on tour if they could go, and I was like, ‘Yeah, of course. I’m not on a record cycle and get the work, and she’s great and all that. But I will be on a record cycle probably in about a year. So be sure to put a 30-day contingency in your contract so you can get out if you want to join me when I say I’m going back on,'” Perry explained. “That year came up, right? And I texted all of them because I’m very close with them and I said, ‘Look, just FYI, I’m about to start. I want to put the word out there. They said, ‘Okay, we’re going to go and talk to management about it.’ And they did, and they got fired.”
“But what I want to say is that I’m ready for that BS to be done,” she continued. “Now, there is the law of cause and effect. You do something, there’s going to be a reaction, and trust me daddy, there’s going to be a reaction. It’s all about karma, right? I think personally that women together — not divided, and none of this petty bulls— — women together will heal the world.”
Perry echoed that sentiment in her chat with Huffington, where she said “there are bigger fish to fry.” “And I love her, and I want the best for her,” she said. “And I think she’s a fantastic songwriter, and I think that, you know, if we, both her and I, can be representatives of strong women that come together despite their differences, I think the whole world is going to go like, ‘Yeah, well we can do this.’ I don’t know. Like maybe I don’t agree with everything she does and she doesn’t agree with everything I do, but I just really truly want to come together in a place of love and forgiveness and understanding and compassion.”
Although Perry has answered questions about Swift multiple times while doing press for her new album, Witness, Swift has yet to say anything publicly about Perry — although she did begin streaming her entire catalog on Spotify and other streaming services the same day Witness came out, a move many interpreted as a dig at Perry. Check out a timeline of their feud here.