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Taylor Swift Reveals How She Got Katy Perry to Cameo in 'You Need to Calm Down' Video

Taylor Swift Reveals How She Got Katy Perry to Cameo in 'You Need to Calm Down' Video

Taylor Swift just revealed that she’s been on good terms with Katy Perry for “a while,” and detailed how she got her to cameo on the “You Need to Calm Down” music video.

“We have been on really good terms for a while. But the first time we saw each other was at this party, and it was just very clear to both of us that everything was different. That we had grown up. That we had grown past allowing ourselves to be pitted against each other. It just was really, really clear that we remembered how much we had in common. Both of us have been in a really good place for a while, but I don’t know if either of us knew if we were gonna talk about it publicly,” Taylor explained on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Taylor continued, “When I thought of this concept for the video and I wrote the treatment, I thought, ‘I’m just gonna ask her if she’d be interested in this, but I would be totally fine if she’d rather keep it private.’ But I sent her a long synopsis of the entire video and she was like, ‘I would love for us to be a symbol of redemption and forgiveness!’”

And, Taylor only thought of the burger and fries costumes after Katy wore a burger outfit to the Met Gala after party!

Taylor said, “I didn’t think of the burger and fries costume until she wore the burger to the Met Gala after party and I was like, ‘That is amazing.’ I kept thinking…we are gonna have this moment in the video…and if it’s us wearing normal clothes and hugging, it won’t really fit…So I was like, ‘Can we do a burger and fries as metaphor for two people who belong together? And people who are a perfect pair?’ And she thought it was really funny! So we did it.”

Be sure to check out every celebrity cameo that happened in the “You Need to Calm Down” video.

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