Katy Perry Changed Lyrics To "Swish Swish"
Over two years after Swift released "Bad Blood," aka her Katy Perry diss track (although never explicitly confirmed), nearly a month after Perry released "Swish Swish," largely thought to be her response to "Bad Blood," and after weeks of Perry talking openly about the feud in the media, it's looking like the Witness singer has a different kind of messages for her longtime nemesis and former friend.
In fact, Perry might be ready to forgive and forget.
Speaking about Swift on the Today Show on Monday morning, the 32-year-old said,
All I need to say to her is I love her, and God bless her on her journey. And that's it.
Then, she went on to deny "Swish Swish" is even about Swift specifically, saying,
That might be your story, but my story, which I know is true for me, is that I've had not just one person bully me or one person hold me down or met one troll.
If you thought that was the end of this saga, you're underestimating Perry. During her concert Monday night, which was also livestreamed, Perry took things a step further and changed one of the lyrics on "Swish Swish."
Instead of singing, "Don't you come for me," in the first verse, she reportedly sang, "God bless you on your journey, oh baby girl."
Considering she wanted to bless Swift on her journey earlier that morning, it seems likely that change was a direct message fired across enemy lines to Swift.
It did not go unnoticed, Katy.
This recent olive branch? (Or is it a trick? A way to make Swift respond?) comes on the heels of even more positive thoughts from the "Roar" singer.
Over the weekend, as part of a live-stream for the release of her new album, Perry told Arianna Huffington,
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.
Going on to say "there are bigger fish to fry, and there are bigger problems in the world,” Perry seems to be taking the high road after, just months ago, calling on Swift to apologize first.
The timing of all this is peculiar, considering Swift appears to be standing her ground in the fight.
Last week, Swift decided to -- finally -- re-release her entire discography on Spotify at the exact same time Perry released her much-anticipated album Witness, a fact that did not go unnoticed by fans.
If you feel like this fight has been going on all too long, you aren't alone.
I hate to say it, but it looks like it's your move, Taylor.