It's no secret that, over the last few years, princesses of pop Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have been involved in a massive and seemingly ever-lasting feud.
It all started back in 2014, when Taylor gave an interview with Rolling Stone all about her ~new album~, 1989.
During the interview, Taylor said this of the ~unnamed female artist~ who was the inspiration behind "Bad Blood":
For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. 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?" ... She did something so horrible. 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.
It was basically assumed by everyone in the entire world that Taylor was referring to Katy. And that was that. A feud was born.
And in the last few months, since "Bad Blood" was released as a single, the feud between the two ladies has been widely accepted as cold, hard fact.
So when Taylor suggested in a recent interview with GQ that the song isn't actually about Katy at all, everyone was more than a little confused.
Because it looks like she's doing some serious backtracking. Talking about the interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor said this:
You're in a Rolling Stone interview, and the writer says, "Who is that song about? That sounds like a really intense moment from your life." And you sit there, and you know you're on good terms with your ex-boyfriend, and you don't want him – or his family – to think you're firing shots at him. So you say, "That was about losing a friend." And that's basically all you say. But then people cryptically tweet about what you meant.
Was "Bad Blood" ever about Katy? Is it actually about an ex-boyfriend? Is it all a ruse to teach the media a lesson, like "Blank Space"? What does all of this really mean?
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What do you think? Has the feud been a fake from the beginning, or is Taylor just covering her tracks?
vote votes"Bad Blood" is definitely about Katy. Taylor's just backtracking.
vote votesThe song is about Taylor's ex, and she was trying to cover for him by saying it's about someone else.
vote votesIt's about a combination of the two.
vote votesIt doesn't have a story behind it – it's just about the general feeling of losing someone you're close to.
vote votesI don't know. I'm just really hoping the "Bad Blood" puns will stop.
vote votesI have no idea what the song is about and I don't know why I'm taking this poll. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯