Taylor Swift started the music industry’s longest, dumbest middle school girl feud shortly before the release of her fifth album, 1989, by admitting to Rolling Stone that the album included a song about a certain not-nice meany-mean girl in her life. She was talking about the song Bad Blood and the alleged diabolical bitch in question was Katy Perry.
Now it’s Katy Perry’s turn to release a fifth album, her first since the whole Bad Blood debacle. That means there’s a possibility of Katy Perry extending her stupid feud with Taylor for another three years.
Katy recently told Entertainment Weekly that her new album, which she may call Witness, is about entering her 30s and embracing who she really is. Eventually EW asked Katy the question that is no doubt flashing in bright neon lights in the perpetual victim sector of Taylor Swift’s mind: Will Katy’s new album contain a response to Bad Blood? According to Katy, it won’t. But also don’t count it out?
“I think [my new album is] a very empowered record. There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person.
One thing to note is: You can’t mistake kindness for weakness and don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. And that’s not to any one person and don’t quote me that it is, because it’s not. It’s not about that. Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place. Period end of story. But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don’t forget about that, okay, honey [Laughs].
We got to keep it real, honey. This record is not about anyone else! This record is about me being seen and heard so that I can see and hear everyone else! It’s not even about me! It’s about everything that I see out there that I digest. I think there’s a healing in it for me and vulnerability. If people want to connect and be healed and feel vulnerable and feel empowered and strong, God bless and here it is.”
I want to believe that Katy is just like the rest of us and just couldn’t summon the energy needed to keep this boring feud going, especially now that she’s so woke. (Well, kinda sorta woke). So maybe there really won’t be a rebuttal to Bad Blood called Shitty Silence. In fact, I believe legend has it that the only way to defeat Taylor Swift in battle is by not giving her a reason to play the victim. I guess you’ve won, Katy? Now let’s move on to getting an answer to a far more pressing question: is there a song on the album about Katy’s juicy feud with The Los Feliz Nuns?