Band-aids don't fix bullet holes: Katy Perry wants to be Taylor Swift's friend again, but Tay's not ready to give up the bad blood

Katy recently went on live television to say that she loved Taylor as a songwriter

In a shocking turn of events, Katy Perry, for the very first time since their fallout in 2009, admitted to having an issue with Taylor Swift, but she had some nice words to say, "You don't have to worry. I love her as a songwriter, as well," calming a fan who said he loved Taylor Swift more. 

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 30, 2010. (Source: Getty Images)

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have been frenemies for quite some time now. But before that, their friendship used to be mad love - they frequently tweeted about how much they adored each other and were all smiles when they ran into each other at red carpets.

Singers Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011. (Source: Getty Images)

But, as we all know there was trouble in paradise. It started off with a little friction when Katy started dating Tay Tay's ex (who seemed to have really burned her) singer John Mayer. It was well after 2 years of their split, but as Gretchen Weiners put it in Mean Girls, "Ex-boyfriends are just off-limits to friends. I mean, that's just, like, the Rules of Feminism!" Taylor, though she didn't show it, was definitely feeling a little hurt.

Singers Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus arrive at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on September 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Getty Images)

Then came the ultimate crack in their wholesome friendship - three of Taylor's dancers left her to join Katy's world tour when she was in the middle of her Red tour, leaving her in a small crisis, the same year.

One dancer, Lockhart Brownlie, reportedly said that Katy's team reached out to them and said if they'd like to come on board but the only condition put forth was that they would have to quit before the Red tour completed. Not cool, Katy. 

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Taylor wasn't the type to stay quiet - she wrote the chart-topper 'Bad Blood,' inspired by the feud. In an interview in 2014, Taylor said that the song was in fact about a certain pop star who backstabbed her. 

"For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not," Tay said, "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?'"

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She also clarified that it wasn't an ex that caused this deep cut. "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."

It was like Katy had been shaken by this statement. She tweeted, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing..." referencing the Mean Girls character who played the victim, portrayed by Rachel McAdams. 

Katy fired back with a single too - 'Swish Swish.' We can only imagine how much that must've pissed Taylor off. 

Now she wants to get back into the friendship, an insider close to Katy tells us exclusively. "Katy regrets her actions. She feels like she's lost a genuine friend over stupid decisions and has been trying hard with the olive branch," the source said. 

Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift pose in the audience during the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011. (Source: Getty Images)

Katy has also realized that Taylor isn't a doe-eyed country singer but a force to be reckoned with.

"Katy can see how many benefits you get if you hang out with Taylor Swift - the fame, the favors, the social media presence - and she's lost it over a silly mistake. She would love to make up with Taylor," the insider revealed. 

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But does Taylor want a backstabbing friend? As she famously sang, "World goes on another day another drama drama.. but not for me not for me... All I think about it Karma"

Tay Tay doesn't give a damn about her cryptic apologies. The source said, "It is sad but the damage is already done. Friendship is very important to Taylor, especially trust," says the source amidst rumors that Taylor isn't spending enough time with her girls after she met Joe Alwyn.

"Taylor doesn't want anything to do with her anymore." It's too late for your White Horse to come around, Katherine.

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