It’s been four years since pop star Katy Perry released an album. Prism was a smash hit, but fans want something more. And in the last four years, a lot of things have happened for her. She had a blossoming relationship with Orlando Bloom, but now that’s over. And she was also embroiled in a feud with fellow pop star, Taylor Swift. There were reports that Perry had hired some of Swift’s backup dancers without clearing it first with the I Knew You Were Trouble singer. After plenty of public shade was thrown, Taylor Swift released one of her most successful tracks, Bad Blood, that was said to be aimed at Katy Perry.
Now, years have gone by and each of the stars continue to forge ahead with their careers. But the media won’t let them be, and still keep dragging a feud that happened ages ago. Perry’s new upcoming studio album is in the works and about to be released. Already, two singles have dropped that have met with lukewarm response – Chained To The Rhythm and Bon Appetit. She was asked in an interview if upcoming songs had anything to do with Taylor Swift, and the singer responded –
“I think [my new album] is a very empowered record. There is no one thing that is calling out any one person. One thing to note is: You can’t mistake kindness for weakness. And don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. And that’s not to one person, and don’t quote me that it is, because it’s not. It’s not about that. Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place. Period. End of story. But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don’t forget about that, okay, honey? We got to keep it real, honey. This record is not about anyone else! This record is about me being seen and heard so that I can see and hear everyone else! It’s not even about me! It’s about everything that I see out there that I digest. I think there’s a healing in it for me and a vulnerability. If people want to connect and be healed and feel vulnerable and feel empowered and strong, God bless and here it is.”