Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have years of pettiness and chicanery between them, but even after one last sly little jab from Taylor it appears that Kay is eager to have the beef over. Hot on the promotional trail for her new album Witness, a promo run that has been filled with controversy, mishaps and downright inspiring performances, Katy is trying to bury the hatchet and put the feud behind her.
Katy appeared on an episode of The Thrive Global Podcast with Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington, and when asked if she was ready to let the grudge go, Katy — to the surprise of many — said yeah, it was time. “I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her,” she said in response to the question.
She continued with a length explanation and even broke into song, singing the hit “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen:
“I think it’s time. There are bigger fish to fry, and there are real problems in the world. You know what I’m saying? And I love her, and I want the best for her. And I think she’s a fantastic songwriter, and I think that, you know, 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, well we can do this.’ I don’t know. Like maybe I don’t agree with everything she does and she doesn’t agree with everything I do, but I just really truly want to come together in a place of love and forgiveness and understanding and compassion.”
Katy had expressed some willingness to end things recently, but we’ll see if this is reciprocated. The podcast hasn’t been released just yet but can be heard on Thrive Global’s website or iTunes when it is released soon.