Katy Perry ‘I Want the Best For Her’
During a conversation with Arianna Huffington, live streamed to promote her new album Witness, on Saturday, the 32-year-old singer opened up about her feud with Taylor Swift, revealing that she thinks “it’s time” for the two to make amends.
“I’m ready to let it go. Absolutely, 100 percent,” Perry expressed. “I forgive her, 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.”
“There are bigger fish to fry, and there are bigger problems in the world,” she continued. “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.'”
“Maybe I don’t agree with everything she does, and maybe she doesn’t agree with everything I do, but like, I just… I really, truly, want to come together, and in a place of love and forgiveness, and understanding and compassion,” Perry said.
Though Perry dated Swift’s ex-boyfriend, John Mayer, in 2012, their feud supposedly started when Perry hired backup dancers from Swift’s tour years ago. Swift then hired Perry’s longtime songwriter, Max Martin, to help write her 2014 hit, “Bad Blood.”
During the “Roar” singer’s live stream on Saturday, she shared that she doesn’t “want to be held” to her feud with Swift anymore.
“God bless her on her journey,” Perry stated. “I want to operate in a positive, kind space. I want to be an example of kindness, compassion, love, and I forgive and forget.”
“That wasn’t easy for me. I think everybody knows that wasn’t easy for me. But it’s fine,” the singer confessed. “I want to let it go. I really want the best for every person.”