One of music's most famous feuds reached a fever pitch last week. In a move that many observers thought was a bit passive-aggressive, Taylor Swift released her entire library to streaming services like iHeartRadio on Friday. That's the exact same day that Katy Perry released her new album Witness.
Coincidence? Yeah, right....
Meanwhile, Katy Perry told NME that her nemesis had enaged in a bit of character assassination.
Absolutely, 100 percent. 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.
There are bigger fish to fry, and there are bigger problems in the world. I love her and I want the best for her, and I think she’s a fantastic songwriter, and like, 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.’
Maybe I don’t agree with everything she does, and maybe she doesn’t agree with everything I do, but like, I just ― I really, truly, want to come together, and in a place of love and forgiveness, and understanding and compassion.
I guess the next move belongs to Taylor Swift.
You'll soon be able to hear the full conversation on the Thrive Global Podcast, which is available on iHeartRadio. Just use the keyword "thrive" to find it. And while you wait for the Katy Perry interview, check out episodes with Jennifer Aniston, Mark Cuban, and Andre Iguodala.