Katy Perry Finally Apologized to Taylor Swift But Taylor’s Reaction Ruined Everything

Just when it looked like the on-going feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry was finally going to fade out, Swift ruined it. The pop-divas have been feuding for years over an incident involving some backup dancer. As a result, nasty words have been thrown around. However, years later and after Swift’s hiatus from the media, Perry was ready to put the past behind her, so she reached out to the Red singer.

Unfortunately, because Swift loves to make everything about herself, she ruined the entire thing, and it looks like the two stars are back to square one.

Trouble in paradise?

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift being friends
As you can see here, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift used to be quite close. | Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Since they were first introduced way back in 2008, Swift and Perry were super friendly with one another. The women often chatted and hugged events, and they even tweeted nice things about one another. At one point, Perry even came out on stage at a TSwift concert. All of that came to a screeching halt in 2012, when Perry began her on-again-off-again relationship with Swift’s ex, John Mayer.

Things began to spiral from there. In 2013, three of the dancers on Swift’s Red tour quit to work with Perry. Though this seems inconvenient for the 1989 songstress, it hardly should have begun a Bette Davis and Joan Crawford-like feud.

Next: The backup dancer debacle 

The big blow up

An image of Taylor Swift from her British Vogue cover
Swift held back nothing during one particular interview. | Taylor Swift via Instagram

Things really got dramatic in 2014, after an interview Swift did with Rolling Stone. The journalist asked the songstress who inspired “Bad Blood” on her 1984 album and without naming names, Swift showed all of her cards. She revealed,

For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. 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?” 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.

Girl, we’re sure there are more than three backup dancers on earth.

Next: Another absurd feud

The Nicki Minaj drama

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj on stage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
Swift really should have just stayed in her lane. | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

If the feud with Perry wasn’t bad enough, the next year Swift found herself in rapper Nicki Minaj’s crosshairs. Dismayed about black women in music not receiving the accolades they deserve, especially when it comes to award shows, Minaj tweeted about her feelings before the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Swift took it as a personal attack and tweeted, “@NICKIMINAJ I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot”

Minaj wasn’t having it. She retorted, “Nothing I said had to do with Taylor. So what jabs? White media and their tactics. So sad. That’s what they want.”

Swift was obviously chastised and tried to walk back her original tweet. She said, “@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You’re invited to any stage I’m ever on.”

Notice how she said, “If I win.”

Next: Every woman for herself 

Pitting women against one another

Singer Taylor Swift
Swift confused fans by some of her comments in the past. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Though the Reputation singer tried to accuse Minaj of pitting women against each other, she was actually doing the very same thing. One Twitter user was quick to point out that Swift was nominated for Video of the Year for “Bad Blood” which was an attack on Perry.

They said, “Aren’t you nominated for a video where you’re pitting yourself against Katy Perry?” Perry herself retorted, “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…”

Next: Reaching out 

An olive branch

Katy Perry sends Taylor Swift an olive branch
We never expected this gesture from Katy Perry. | Taylor Swift Updates via Twitter

Still, all of this drama was quite a few years ago, and both Perry and Swift seemed to be focused on other things. As a result, the “Roar” singer decided it was time to make amends.  She sent an actual olive branch to Swift along with a note that partially read, “Dear Old Friend — I’ve been doing some reflecting on past miscommunications and the feelings between us I really want to clear the air, I am deeply sorry for…”

Swift decided to share it on her Instastory with the caption, “Thank You, Katy.”

Next: Just for likes 

The wrong thing to do

Singers Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj at the 2011 American Music Awards
Perhaps Taylor Swift should have kept the apology off of the internet. | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Perry is reportedly not pleased about Swift sharing her personal apology with the world.

Insiders told The Sun, “Katy had expected Taylor to respond to the letter publicly, but she didn’t anticipate that the country music star would share the actual letter. The thing is, you can only see part of what Katy wrote, and it looks like she’s taking sole responsibility for the entire feud. Without context, it looks like she’s taking the blame for everything and obviously there’s a lot more to it than that.”

Next: All about Taylor 

Making it about her

Taylor Swift Arrives at Oscar Party
Perhaps the feud isn’t over after all. | Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images

By only sharing a section of the letter, Swift once again played the victim, something Kim Kardashian has accused her of in the past when she lied about Kardashian’s rapper husband, Kanye West.

Insiders believe “Taylor deliberately showed only the part of the letter where Katy admitted she was ‘deeply sorry.'”

After all, Swift entire Reputation tour is influenced by her public spats with West and Perry. It looks like the Red songstress is the common denominator here. So much for the Swift/Perry feud being over.

Kim K. tried to warn us.

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