Katy Perry Keen to End Bad Blood With Taylor Swift at Pre-Grammys Party
Katy Perry has reached out to pop rival Taylor Swift and invited the Bad Blood singer to her pre-Grammys party. After over a year of sniping, Perry seems keen to end her feud with the “Love Story” star, having extended an invite to Swift for her upcoming Valentine’s weekend bash.
While speaking about the theme for the party, Perry told the New York Times on Thursday she couldn’t leave her archnemesis off the guest list. “You have to be a creator,” Perry said. “It’s artists, producers and songwriters, and it’s a mixture of new and familiar artists, a combination of the past two years’ Grammy nominees and also (acts) from the Spotify Discover playlist. It’s Kacey Musgraves, Karen O, Miguel, Tove Lo, Shirley Manson, Max Martin. Then up-and-coming songwriters like Blood Pop and Bonnie McKee all under the same roof as Diane Warren. In some ways, I’m trying to start the Met Ball of music.” Revealing she had also invited Taylor and Adele, who have withheld their music from Spotify, she added, “It’s just up to their schedules.” The bash will be held at Cicada in Los Angeles on Saturday. And the hostess is going out of her way to make sure the stars who come have a good time, by banning publicists, journalists and managers. “They are not creators,” she explained. “They’re important to the creation, but it’s only artists, producers and songwriters. There’s a press opportunity in the front, like a red carpet, but if you want to be more low-key you can arrive via the garage. I’m trying to keep it as pure as possible because, in the eight years that I’ve been going to these things, I am just always so exhausted.” Perry and Swift famously fell out in September 2014, after the “Mine” singer revealed her song “Bad Blood” was inspired by her rivalry with another female artist. “For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not,” she told Rolling Stone magazine at the time. “She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'” It quickly emerged she was talking about Katy Perry.