Katy Perry responds to Taylor Swift’s ‘capitalizing’ on feudal ‘Bad Blood’

07.22.15 2 years ago

Yes, Katy Perry has heard the rumors that Taylor Swift's “Bad Blood” is about her.

Perry's been mostly quiet about “Bad Blood” and their alleged rift — which sprung in part from Swift's interview with Rolling Stone from September last year — but now she's using Swift's own words to publicly respond to the song.

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The “pit women against other women argument” refers to Taylor Swift's Tweet last night, which itself was a response to Nicki Minaj's Tweet about the MTV VMAs nominations.

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It is worth noting that Swift's song “Bad Blood” garnered a Video Of The Year MTV VMA nomination, while Nicki Minaj's “Anaconda” did not. This may be the source of Swift's misunderstanding that Minaj's Tweet wasn't specifically about “Bad Blood” or any other particular video.

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It is this notion of “capitalizing” and “speaking” from positions of power that may have rubbed Perry in the “Bad” direction, because her subtweet appears to be calling Swift hypocritical. In September, she also seemed to call Swift a mean girl in “sheep's clothing” on the heels of the RS interview. According to the cover story, part of the pop performers' disagreements had origins in a business move involving backup dancers.

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Swift has never publicly confirmed that “Bad Blood,” one of the biggest hits of this summer, was about Perry. The song's lyrics are about former friends and broken trust.

But don't call it a catfight. Or a “dig.” A lot goes into making pop music, and each woman's had to earn their own respect.

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