Katy Perry Blames The Media
For a few years, Katy Perry versus Taylor Swift was the hot rivalry. There was drama involving back-up dancers oscillating between Perry and Swift which led to a legitimate rivalry between the two stars. The two later squashed the beef, and Perry told Howard Stern about how the media played a role in blowing the conflict out of proportion. She said:
“Gossip in life can take the elevator but the truth takes the stairs. It just takes time”
Perry also added that there was a double standard for women in the music industry, for “You never see, like, articles about Ed Sheehan and Justin Bieber in a fight or Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan in a fight.” There was real tension between Perry and Swift which lingered for years, but now only friendship remains.