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Katy Perry on Taylor Swift Beef: ‘I’m Ready to Let It Go’

TAP | Updated: June 12, 2017

London, Jun 12: Katy Perry admitted that she hopes to finally end her long-simmering beef with Taylor Swift. “I’m ready to let it go. Absolutely, 100 percent,” Perry said.
The singer’s comments came during a conversation Saturday with Arianna Huffington that featured on Perry’s weekend-long YouTube live stream session in support of her new album Witness.
“I forgive [Swift], 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,” Perry said of the feud (via Entertainment Tonight).
“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.’”
The singer’s long feud which reportedly began in 2012 when Perry poached Swift’s backup dancers to join her own tour resulted in songs like “Bad Blood” and Witness’ “Swish Swish,” but neither artist spoke about the beef until Perry recently opened up about the Swift rift.
“I’m not Buddha things irritate me,” Perry said in a recent interview. “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. That’s so messed up!”
The latest chapter in the feud came when Swift ended her years-long streaming service embargo the moment Perry’s Witness was released digitally, a move that Swift’s reps said was purely coincidence.
However, on Saturday, Perry seemed determined to end the pop stars’ beef. “Maybe I don’t agree with everything she does, and maybe she doesn’t agree with everything I do, but like... I really, truly, want to come together, and in a place of love and forgiveness, and understanding and compassion,” Perry said. PTI