No more bad blood: Katy Perry buries her feud with Taylor Swift with a literal olive branch
The differences between Swift and Perry began after Perry reportedly poached the backup dancers from Swift's Red tour for her own Prismatic tour
The world can now breathe a collective sigh of happiness since Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have decided to make up for all the time lost between them, and to ensure their feud is as good as over, Perry even sent a literal olive branch to Swift as a mark of apology.
Right ahead of her ongoing Reputation Tour, Swift received an olive branch which also had a note from Perry, a clear indication that the two stars would be now putting aside their bad blood and pave the path for a rejuvenated friendship to take its place.
“So I just got to my dressing room and found this actual olive branch,” Swift said in her Instagram story, where she thanked Perry and showed off the branch, which also carried a note and an envelope decorated with a puppy sticker. “This means so much to me.”
Swift's Reputation Tour kicked off on Tuesday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, which was where the package from Perry was delivered to her. Swift's new world tour features six dates in the UK and Ireland beginning 8 June in Manchester and has her performing live with fellow musicians Camila Cabello and Charlie XCX.
The differences between Swift and Perry began after Perry reportedly poached the backup dancers from Swift's Red tour for her own Prismatic tour. What started out as a vicious rumor was later confirmed by one of the dancers themselves, who went on record to say that, “We weren’t really dancing on Taylor’s tour anyway, so I got a little bored.”
The whole incident inspired Swift to pen down her hit song 'Bad Blood', which she said was about an unnamed pop star who “basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour”. At this, Perry fired back with a tweet that read as “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing,” in reference to the villain in the movie Mean Girls.
Perry discussed the incident in a 2017 interview with James Corden, where she said “I tried to talk to her about it and she wouldn’t speak to me. She started it, and it’s time for her to finish it.”
However, she never said that there was any love lost between the two, at least according to Perry. In August last year, when asked about Swift in an interview, Perry said, “I mean, I love her, I always have. We’ve had our differences but I’m ready to let it go. Absolutely, 100 per cent. I forgive her, and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her, and I think it’s actually… I think it’s time."
She later added, “I love her and I want the best for her, and I think she’s a fantastic songwriter. I think that 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, we can do this’.”
Although the video was extremely blurry, a little can still be deciphered from the note as to what it actually says. It reads something along the lines of "Hey old friend, I’ve been doing some reflecting on past miscommunications and the hurt feelings between us," and has the phrase “deeply sorry” appearing a couple lines below.
Over the years, Perry has spoken about putting an end to her differences with Swift multiple times and said that she's ready to let things go and move on. But her move of sending an actual branch to Swift before her tour seems to have done the trick pretty much.