Bubbles Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are out for blood.
What could the two be fighting over? Airstrikes in Gaza? What to do about the Islamic State? Who will get the iPhone 6 first?
Nope. It’s because someone stole someone’s back-up dancers, John Mayer, probably Pumpkin Spice Lattes, etc.
The fight became widespread after Taylor Swift’s interview with Rolling Stone appeared online Tuesday. In it, Swift revealed her feud with a certain young pop star, but only alluded to her name without explicitly confirming it. From the interview:
For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not,” she says. “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?'” Then last year, the other star crossed a line. “She did something so horrible,” Swift says. “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.”
After the profile appeared online, Katy Perry tweeted out a “Mean Girls” reference.
Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 9, 2014
This girl-on-girl argument comes after several of Swift’s back-up dancers left her tour to join Perry’s. TMZ reports that the dancers notified Swift they would be leaving after 30 days, but the 24-year-old shawl-wearer was so mad she fired them immediately and unfollowed them on Twitter.
And now the battle is being attributed to one terrible singer-songwriter: John Mayer.
Sources told Page Six that it started after Swift and Mayer dated in 2010. He later dumped her, she wrote a song about him (“Dear John”), etc. Then two years later Perry began dating him, who was embarrassed by the song thing, and since then has “made digs at Swift.”
The rest is pop history.