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Katy Perry Says Taylor Swift Tried to 'Assassinate Her Character'

Katy Perry Says Taylor Swift Tried to 'Assassinate Her Character'

Katy Perry has opened up about the Taylor Swift feud once again.

The 32-year-old entertainer was asked about it for her new NME magazine cover story.

“No one has asked me about my side of the story, and there are three sides of every story: one, two, and the truth,” Katy said (via EW). “I mean, I’m not Buddha – things irritate me. I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I’m also not a pushover, you know? Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girls [her fans]. That’s so messed up!”

Taylor wrote “Bad Blood” (which is rumored to be about their feud) with Katy‘s longtime collaborator, songwriter Max Martin.

“I can’t speak for [Max], but he didn’t know [who 'Bad Blood' was about],” Katy said. “I’m not supposed to tell him what he can and can’t do. I’m very fair; I’m super-duper fair and I’m not one of those people who’s like, ‘You can’t do that because I don’t like that person’. Just, like, you do you, make your own choices… I’m not his mother.”

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  • VanityInsecurity

    She keeps yapping her gums but Swift hasn’t even said a word.. she keeps this thing alive & its obvious she is doing it for attention.

  • SquidBillie

    Swift has done alot, she behaved like a high school mean girl with her stupid posse following her around. She’s now taking a break from the limelight and many people don’t miss her.

  • Just Saying

    She’s making fun of what Swift said when Kim Kardashian dragged her all over snapchat and twitter after she lied about Kanye having permission to mention her in “Famous”

  • RayonLight

    I wonder how all the women who participated in ” Bad Blood” feel they participated in a song bashing another female. Wasn’t Swift sch-tick for her last album about Woman Power!

    hypocrites; all of them, every single one of them should be embarrassed they came out in that ridiculous video.

  • Emmy Snow

    Singles are doing so well huh

  • plez

    What else is Katy going to talk about certainly not her new music which is failing.

  • Casey C

    Someone’s music isn’t selling so she’s not shutting up about this ‘feud’. needs the publicity.

  • Suz

    MMMMmmmmm, we all know Lying Katy the Conniving Perry started this feud when she deliberately and with malice tried to “TAKE FOOD” away from Ms. Swift’s and not to talk of others by trying to hire Ms. Swift’s Dancers and Key Managers under her in the middle of Ms. Swift’s Tour!!! And in so doing, she did not care about the ramifications on Ms. Swift’s fans and well being!!! Everyone knows that Ms. Swift had not in any time mentioned this person’s name in over five (5) years or in connection with the Bad Blood Video and song nor did Ms. Swift “EVER” said this was about her!!! Everyone only knows about this when this person took ownership upon herself that the song was about her!!! Which most people think “That was so VAIN!!!” Everyone also know that this person interject herself on Ms. Swift feud with Kanye West and others!!! Some of which was a simple misunderstanding among friends like Niki Minaj which Ms. Swift and Ms. Minaj later cleared up!!! Everyone also know that, this person tried in several occasions to infiltrate Ms. Swift’s inner circle, not to talk of Ms. Swift’s Ex-boyfriends!!! As for character assassination, everyone also knows that this person had been going around every tabloid news media to “SOIL” Ms. Swift’s name by “CRYING FOWL!!!” Like a “BULLY” which everyone had come to conclude she is!!! And now, since that futile attempt fail on the way side the first time, this person is going around again in the manner that “BULLIES” do, to accuse Ms. Swift of something that she and only she herself orchestrated!!! Now, if this person’s album is “NOT MOVING A NEEDLE!!” , this person should really “STOP AND TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT HERSELF!!!” without blaming another!!!

  • Caitlin Logan

    ~ bitches pleeeease!!

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Katy keeps forgetting she hired a bunch of dancers from Taylor’s tour in the MIDDLE of Taylor’s tour. That’s some shady shit. So Katy can keep on crying. Her new music sucks and she’s rocking Miley’s look from a few years ago. I know people who have worked with both of these women. They have much nicer things to say about Katy. I mean she ripped off her song “Roar.” She stole from The Art of Noise for her awful Dark Horse song. And her new music is awful. She was completely upstaged by a kid with a back pack on SNL. Now that her new music is bombing, she’s trying to get some attention. Just keep hush hush Taylor, you got this.

  • HG

    Whether you’re on Katy’s side, Taylor’s side, or you find both of them irritating like I do, can we at least all agree that this petty feud isn’t helping either of them? It’s making both of them seem like immature high schoolers.

  • Eyes Wide Open

    I wonder how Taylor felt when she had to hire all new dancers in the middle of her tour. I hate when women are pitted against one another, but if you’re going to be shady, you get shady in return.

  • Eyes Wide Open

    EXACTLY. Preach the truth!

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  • Steven Holbrook

    I love how people say feud, Taylor has not said the name Katy Perry in over six years, kinda hard to have a one sided feud.

  • Steven Holbrook

    Mention her? Try not telling Taylor the whole lyric was “I made that bitch famous”.

  • Femalefan

    From what I’ve heard Perry accused Taylor of taking one of her back up dancers. Beyond Bad Blood which is a better song than Perry’s recent three, Swift has mentioned nothing of the feud.

  • Shell

    Katy needs to get a grip. In Taylor’s defence, she never once mentioned Katy by name. It was Katy who implicated herself with the sheep’s clothing tweet and Calvin Harris confirmed it with his. If what she said she did was true then Taylor has every right to be pissed. Katy has been asked about this before and continually denied it but now she is struggling to get attention for her new work, she is admitting everything and playing the victim, something she slated Taylor for doing many times. Then there’s her bringing other people in to it all but saying Max screwed her but she doesn’t blame him because he didn’t know…please, you are one of many ppl he works with, I doubt he’ll care what the song is about.

    And as for that tag line…the world’s most famous woman..please.

  • Suz

    Ms. Swift NEVER mentioned this person EVER!!! She just took ownership of whom the song was about!!! She is “SO VAIN AND A BULLY!!!”

  • Suz

    Got that backwards!!!

  • Fred1259

    Great job Katy to call out this nasty slut Sniff.

  • Kaytee

    Katy needs some therapy, she can’t seem to let this ‘feud’ go…. at all

  • persononhere

    enough. be an adult woman and move on.

  • millerz

    I actually think while taylor bashed publicly katy for trying to “sabotage her whole tour” LOL, katy kept her mouth shut while bad blood became an anthem. Now its her turn to talk. Who cares!

  • Shenanigans

    listen to yourself. you cant be that dense.

  • suzybel

    I wish these two twits would just get on with their own sh*t and stop the bickering.

  • Amy

    It’s time for her to stop talking about this… Right now. She’s the one who keeps talking about their feud, Taylor never said a thing or at least in for a few years. It’s time to move on, Katy… Your music is floping so you should focus on that.

  • SaraJ

    Katy’s been the worst for about 3-4 years.

  • SaraJ

    She talked about it all the time and never said nor denied when people straight out asked her if it was about Katy. She’s petty too.

  • Kris

    I agree. And when Bad Blood came out no one said anything about Katy getting her feelings hurt. Everyone went along with the BS that girls come together. it’s about time someone put taylor in her place cause all she talks about is breakups and false hope. Well if it wasn’t for her attitude and shadiness towards people and putting that into songs for people to hear and recognize you wouldn’t get the hate today.

    Also i agree that it it stupid for two grown people to bicker about something so ridiculous as backup dancers. like move on with yourself and stop complaining. it’s done and over with.

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  • Steven Holbrook

    Just the dancer part

  • RayonLight

    Perry and Swift are one in the same, both childish and petty AF. Not one is better than the other.

  • Casey C

    Gotta admit though, se’s really upped her game recently.

  • Casey C

    Perry desperately needs this ‘feud’. Swift says nothing about it, its hardly a feud, but Perry NEEDS to fuel it for press. she goes on aboujt letting stuff go and then just clings

  • VanityInsecurity

    just saying its time to let it go.. its been years & the only reason she keeps this alive is for sales to her album.

  • Attila Gajdán

    Perry is just jealous, and oh so ridiculously stupid. Tiring. She still never made a good song! Meanwhile, Taylor simply reigns onward. Cause she’s Queen!

  • J Stone

    What do you expect from the psychotic lying tramp???

  • JT

    You’re being too hard on Katy

  • JT

    Katy is flopping hard and is desperate for attention.

  • J Stone

    If I was talking about Perry you’re right, that would be a bit hard, but I’m not so if anything I’m being too kind.