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Katy Perry-Taylor Swift beef ends: Here's what Eminem, Mariah Carey and other feuding celebs can learn from it

Katy and Swift's reunion could be a learning curve for feuding celebrities to wave their white flags and mend broken friendships
UPDATED MAR 19, 2020
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift (Getty Images)
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift (Getty Images)

There was a time for feuds between pop music's greatest stars but now it's time for a truce. It seems like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have finally buried the hatchet for good. The 'Dark Horse' singer, in an interview with Stellar, revealed the status of her long-standing feud with Swift saying that they are on pretty good terms.

In Swift's video 'You Need to Calm Down', they had implied that they were as close as burgers and fries and this clearly just seals the deal.  Well, if these two can call it quits on the fighting, we are sure there is so much that other feuding celebrities can learn from these two.

Earlier last year, Katy made a cameo in Swift's music video for her single 'You Need to Calm Down' as a juicy burger while the latter dressed up like a pack of fries. The costumes were a sign that they had indeed calmed down, six years after their fall out.

The start of the feud still remains unknown, but it can be traced back to 2014 when it was alleged that Katy had hired a bunch of people from under Taylor Swift and tried to sabotage the latter's arena tour.

Rumors of their fallout began to fly around, but Swift penning 'Bad Blood' confirmed that all was not good between them. Katy's response to that was her a song of her own, 'Swish Swish'. But they've definitely made up since it all went down.

Speaking with Bree Player of Stellar Magazine, Katy said: "Well, we don’t have a very close relationship because we are very busy, but we text a lot." The two pop stars have a demanding schedule at the moment as both have been jet-setting around the world for performances and preparing for a world tour.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in the video for 'You Need to Calm Down' (Republic)

Katy also went on to applaud Swift's Netflix autobiographical-documentary 'Miss Americana' for its vulnerability. "I was impressed by her documentary because I saw some self-awareness starting to happen and I saw a lot of vulnerability. I was really excited for her to be able to show that to the world: that things aren't perfect, they don't have to be and it's more beautiful when they aren't," she said.

Quite so, Katy and Swift haven't been the only ones to make headlines with their feud.

There are many celebrities that can take notes from this reconciliation, even those engaged in feuds spanning over a decade.

Eminem and Mariah Carey (Getty Images)

The longest-reigning celebrity feud in the media to date is the Eminem versus Mariah Carey. The spark that started this fire was Eminem's 2002 album 'The Eminem Show' that featured details about their relationship. Mariah rejected any claims of being in a relationship with the rapper saying she'd only met him a handful of times. What followed was a series of clapbacks from both parties in the form of alleged lyrics in their respective future albums and a whole diss-track. 

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj (Getty Images)

Similarly,  after months of beating around the bush, tweeting ambiguously and denying claims of dissing each other, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj got into a  brawl at the New York Fashion Week after-party in 2018. The altercation turned physical with some elbowing and shoe-throwing involved. Although they've called it a truce since, there's still some animosity there that has frequented itself in the form of tweets.

Actors Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the premiere of "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" after-party at The Oak Room on December 14, 2009, in New York City (Getty Images)

Things turned nasty between Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker on the sets of 'Sex and the City' in 2004 and it has stayed that way since. Rumors of faction among the cast had plagued the series for a long time especially where money was concerned, which eventually led to the show ending.

But tensions arose when Parker was made executive producer with a hiked salary, causing Cattrall to negotiate for a higher salary. It seemed that things had calmed down in the later years, and they had sought through their differences to produce two movie adaptations of the famed show.

But when talks surrounded a third sequel, Cattrall was among the first ones to say no and also took a dig at Parker. Cattrall also slammed Parker for "exploiting" her brother's death "in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona."

As far as feuding celebrities are concerned, they can learn a thing or two from Katy and Swift's renewed friendship. Bad blood doesn't have to stain mad love forever, as Katy and  Swift will vouch for.

"We wanted it to be an example of unity. Forgiveness is important. It’s so powerful. If you can forgive your enemy, that’s amazing. As difficult as it is!", Katy commented on reconciling amicably with the 'Shake it Off' singer.

Days before the 'You Need to Calm Down' video premiered, Katy took to Instagram to post a picture of a plate of cookies with the words 'peace at last' scrawled across the plate. She captioned the picture 'feels good', to which Swift responded with 13 heart emojis.

Many keen Swifties also pointed out that the tabletop in the picture resembled Swift's kitchen, insinuating that the two pop stars must have finally put their differences aside.

But this wasn't the only attempt at an offer for peace. In 2018, Swift posted a video of her opening a package sent to her by Katy.  Encased in the package was an olive branch, a symbol for peace, and a note containing the words "miscommunications" and "deeply sorry". Essentially, the feud had been called off long before Katy's appearance in Swift's music video.