Katy Perry Says She Doesn't Have 'Close Relationship' With Taylor Swift After Ending Feud

Ash Percival
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Katy Perry and Taylor Swift might have buried the hatchet, but they don’t seem to be besties just yet.

Katy has admitted she doesn’t have a “close” friendship with her fellow pop star, after calling time on their long-running feud last year.

Since 2014, the pair had been involved in one of the most prolific pop feuds of recent times, as documented in their songs Bad Blood and Swish Swish.

It ended when Katy sent a literal an olive branch to Taylor, along with a letter of apology.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift (Photo: Kevin Mazur via Getty Images)
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift (Photo: Kevin Mazur via Getty Images)

Asked about what their friendship is like now in an interview with Australian magazine Stellar, Katy said: “Well, we don’t have a very close relationship because we are very busy, but we text a lot.”

Praising her former rival, she continued: “I was impressed by her documentary [Miss Americana] because I saw some self-awareness starting to happen and I saw a lot of vulnerability.

“I was really excited for her to be able to show that to the world: that things aren’t perfect, they don’t have to be and it’s more beautiful when they aren’t.”

Katy and Taylor proved their feud was officially over when Katy made an appearance in Taylor’s video for single for You Need To Calm Down in 2019.

Katy appeared in Taylor's video for You Need To Calm Down (Photo: Vevo/Taylor Swift)
Katy appeared in Taylor's video for You Need To Calm Down (Photo: Vevo/Taylor Swift)

Speaking about the cameo, Katy said: “Even though it was difficult, it was important to make that appearance in the music video because people want people to look up to.

“We wanted it to be an example of unity. Forgiveness is important. It’s so powerful. If you can forgive your enemy, that’s amazing. As difficult as it is!”

Of their reconciliation, Taylor told BBC Radio in June that “it was just very clear to both of us that everything was different, that we had grown up”, before adding: “Both of us have been in a really good place for a while.”

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Katy Perry

Quite famous pop singer. Did the Super Bowl a few years ago. Once went paddle boarding with Orlando Bloom. Kissed a girl. Liked it.
Quite famous pop singer. Did the Super Bowl a few years ago. Once went paddle boarding with Orlando Bloom. Kissed a girl. Liked it.

Dave Meyers

Dave doesn't actually appear in the video, but he does get a credit right at the beginning.<br /><br />Some of his recent music video triumphs include Kendrick Lamar's stunning 'HUMBLE.' and 'LOYALTY.', SZA's 'Drew Barrymore' and Missy Elliott's 'WTF'.
Dave doesn't actually appear in the video, but he does get a credit right at the beginning.

Some of his recent music video triumphs include Kendrick Lamar's stunning 'HUMBLE.' and 'LOYALTY.', SZA's 'Drew Barrymore' and Missy Elliott's 'WTF'.

Carter Wilkerson

Carter went viral earlier this year thanks to a tweet he sent to Wendy's, asking how many retweets he would need to get a lifetime supply of chicken nuggets.<br /><br />The teenager appears in the video eating nuggets while wearing a #NugsForCarter t-shirt. And that pooch on his lap? It's Katy's dog... Nugget.
Carter went viral earlier this year thanks to a tweet he sent to Wendy's, asking how many retweets he would need to get a lifetime supply of chicken nuggets.

The teenager appears in the video eating nuggets while wearing a #NugsForCarter t-shirt. And that pooch on his lap? It's Katy's dog... Nugget.

Bill Walton and Rich Eisen

Both Bill and Rich are sports reporters, so they're appropriate choices to play commentators in Katy's 'Tigers vs. Sheep' basketball game.
Both Bill and Rich are sports reporters, so they're appropriate choices to play commentators in Katy's 'Tigers vs. Sheep' basketball game.

Joey Chestnut

Joey is the reigning world champion in the field of competitive eating. Here he is in the bleachers, chowing down on some hot dogs.
Joey is the reigning world champion in the field of competitive eating. Here he is in the bleachers, chowing down on some hot dogs.

Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten is the 14-year-old actor best known for playing Dustin in the award-winning Netflix drama 'Stranger Things'.<br /><br />His hometown being listed as 'Hawkins, Indiana' is a reference to the fictional town in which the hit sci-fi series is set.
Gaten is the 14-year-old actor best known for playing Dustin in the award-winning Netflix drama 'Stranger Things'.

His hometown being listed as 'Hawkins, Indiana' is a reference to the fictional town in which the hit sci-fi series is set.

Jenna Ushkowitz

Although she's a successful Broadway star, most people probably recognise Jenna for her portrayal of Tina Cohen-Chang in 'Glee'.
Although she's a successful Broadway star, most people probably recognise Jenna for her portrayal of Tina Cohen-Chang in 'Glee'.

Christine Sydelko

Another of Katy's 'Tigers', Christine is a YouTuber, Vine star and comedian known for her collaborations with Elijah Daniel.
Another of Katy's 'Tigers', Christine is a YouTuber, Vine star and comedian known for her collaborations with Elijah Daniel.

Dexter Mayfield

A plus-sized model and dancer who has become an advocate for representation of all body types in the media.<br /><br />In 2015, he made his LA Fashion Week debut in a Marco Marco show, and has since appeared in a number of other fashion campaigns.
A plus-sized model and dancer who has become an advocate for representation of all body types in the media.

In 2015, he made his LA Fashion Week debut in a Marco Marco show, and has since appeared in a number of other fashion campaigns.

Backpack Kid

He has got a name, by the way, it's Russel Horning, and his energetic dance moves have helped garner him plenty of attention online.<br /><br />Russel previously starred alongside Katy when she performed 'Swish Swish' on 'SNL', and completely stole the show in the process.
He has got a name, by the way, it's Russel Horning, and his energetic dance moves have helped garner him plenty of attention online.

Russel previously starred alongside Katy when she performed 'Swish Swish' on 'SNL', and completely stole the show in the process.

Terry Crews

A former American football player, in more recent years Terry has turned his attention to showbiz, starring in 'Everybody Hates Chris' and presenting the US version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'.<br /><br />In 2017, he fronted the Netflix original series 'Ultimate Beastmaster', which pits contestants against each other in an intense obstacle course.
A former American football player, in more recent years Terry has turned his attention to showbiz, starring in 'Everybody Hates Chris' and presenting the US version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'.

In 2017, he fronted the Netflix original series 'Ultimate Beastmaster', which pits contestants against each other in an intense obstacle course.

Molly Shannon

Although she's best known in the US for her six-year stint as a cast member of 'Saturday Night Live', you may know Molly for her recurring roles in shows like 'Sex And The City', 'Divorce' and 'Will And Grace'.<br /><br />In 2016, she won acclaim for her role in the drama 'Other People', though her comedy work is what has brought her the most success.
Although she's best known in the US for her six-year stint as a cast member of 'Saturday Night Live', you may know Molly for her recurring roles in shows like 'Sex And The City', 'Divorce' and 'Will And Grace'.

In 2016, she won acclaim for her role in the drama 'Other People', though her comedy work is what has brought her the most success.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Also known as 'Thor', Hafþór has competed in the World's Strongest Man competition on six separate occasions, and at the time of filming, was the reigning runner-up.<br /><br />He also plays The Mountain in 'Game Of Thrones'.
Also known as 'Thor', Hafþór has competed in the World's Strongest Man competition on six separate occasions, and at the time of filming, was the reigning runner-up.

He also plays The Mountain in 'Game Of Thrones'.

West Hollywood Cheerleaders

A group of drag performers <a href="http://wehocheer.org/" target="_blank">who bill themselves</a> as "a diverse and colorful group of LGBTQI and LGBT-allied volunteers" whose main aims are "addressing social stereotypes", "promoting self-acceptance" and "ending the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS".
A group of drag performers who bill themselves as "a diverse and colorful group of LGBTQI and LGBT-allied volunteers" whose main aims are "addressing social stereotypes", "promoting self-acceptance" and "ending the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS".

Iris Kyle

One of Katy's rivals on the Sheep team, Iris is a professional bodybuilder, currently ranked as the best female in the IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List.
One of Katy's rivals on the Sheep team, Iris is a professional bodybuilder, currently ranked as the best female in the IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List.

The stars of 'Glow'

Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kia Stevens and Jackie Tohn all star in Netflix's latest hit series about a group of female wrestlers, bringing their colourful attire courtside in 'Swish Swish'.
Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kia Stevens and Jackie Tohn all star in Netflix's latest hit series about a group of female wrestlers, bringing their colourful attire courtside in 'Swish Swish'.

Rob Gronkowski

An American football star, Rob is one of the most prolific players on the New England Patriots, having previously played himself in the 'Entourage' film and one episode of 'Family Guy'.<br /><br />It seems he's not a fan of fictionalised basketball games.
An American football star, Rob is one of the most prolific players on the New England Patriots, having previously played himself in the 'Entourage' film and one episode of 'Family Guy'.

It seems he's not a fan of fictionalised basketball games.

Katy Perry's Crying Face

You may remember during her 'Witness World Wide' live-stream, Katy got rather emotional during a session with Viceland's 'The Therapist'.<br /><br />Katy <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2017/06/12/katy-perry-witness-world-wide-live-stream_n_17052664.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-katy-perry">won plaudits at the time for being so open and honest about her mental health</a>, and has made light of it with these signs in the 'Swish Swish' audience.
You may remember during her 'Witness World Wide' live-stream, Katy got rather emotional during a session with Viceland's 'The Therapist'.

Katy won plaudits at the time for being so open and honest about her mental health, and has made light of it with these signs in the 'Swish Swish' audience.

Doug The Pug

Arguably the most adorable dog on the Internet, Doug has become a viral star thanks to his videos, which see him dressing up as a variety of pop culture icons.
Arguably the most adorable dog on the Internet, Doug has become a viral star thanks to his videos, which see him dressing up as a variety of pop culture icons.

Nicki Minaj

The self-professed "fairest bitch in all the land". The generous queen, ask Miss Ellen. She is not Jasmine, she is Aladdin.
The self-professed "fairest bitch in all the land". The generous queen, ask Miss Ellen. She is not Jasmine, she is Aladdin.

Amanda LaCount

A professional dancer who has become celebrated online for her #BreakingTheStereotype movement, which encourages everyone to express themselves through dance regardless of body type, gender, race or sexual orientation.
A professional dancer who has become celebrated online for her #BreakingTheStereotype movement, which encourages everyone to express themselves through dance regardless of body type, gender, race or sexual orientation.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony started his career in professional basketball early, being picked for the Dominican Republic's national Olympic team when he was just 16 (although the team didn't actually qualify for the Games that year).<br /><br />He's since gone from strength to strength, and was named Rookie Of The Year for the 2015-6 basketball season.
Karl-Anthony started his career in professional basketball early, being picked for the Dominican Republic's national Olympic team when he was just 16 (although the team didn't actually qualify for the Games that year).

He's since gone from strength to strength, and was named Rookie Of The Year for the 2015-6 basketball season.

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