which just so happened to be the date Katy's new album at the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction gala, Ed admitted that he doesn't feel the need to defend his good pal Taylor in song."I don't think she needs that at all," he said.
and even went one further."I love her, and I want the best for her," Katy said.
"And I think she's a fantastic songwriter, and I think that, you know, 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, well we can do this.'"Like, maybe I don't agree with everything she does and she doesn't agree with everything I do, but I just really truly want to come together in a place of love and forgiveness and understanding and compassion."Hear that, war-torn combat zones of the world, fighting along tribal lines and ancient enmities?
From June to September 2016, #Hiddleswift was born.
She had just dumped long time boyfriend Calvin Harris and was kissing Tom a few days later.
And could its star-studded music video (featuring Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding and Selena Gomez, to name a few of its A-list cast members) be interpreted as Taylor reinforcing who she's got in her corner? Taylor's buddy Ruby Rose was apparently so inclined and had a lot to say about it all on Twitter:"'Purposeful poop' to 'bomb a petit' to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda.trying to make 'Wit..
As for reports in July 2015 that Katy had registered a track called '1984' (in an apparent nod to Taylor's latest album , rather than the George Orwell novel), her reps told Digital Spy it's not even her track and had nothing to do with Taylor, adding: "Katy Perry was not involved in writing, singing, recording or registering this song."But in 2016, there were signs of peace between the pair when Katy put Taylor on the A-list guestlist for a private pre-Grammys party called "An Evening to Celebrate the Creators". And that's not to any one person and don't quote me that it is, because it's not. I mean 'fetch' happen," she wrote, followed shortly by: "I've always stood up for the people I love and against things I think are cheap or mean spirited. You have to follow your ♥"One of her followers replied, "HMM 'against things mean spirited' BUT WERE YOU AGAINST BAD BLOOD??It's not going to happen."She later concluded: "It's not real if someone appears to never have any issues with anyone. I have enemies."Remember that Twitter spat between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj in summer 2015?Well, Katy had something to say about that, posting the not-particularly-subtle tweet: "Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman..."The fallout between all began when Nicki mused that her 'Anaconda' promo wasn't nominated for the MTV VMA Best Video prize in 2015, as she is not "white" or "very slim".Katy and John then started dating in 2012, shortly after the disintegration of the 'Dark Horse' singer's marriage to Russell Brand, and briefly rekindled their relationship a couple of years later. One dancer, Lockhart Brownlie, claimed that during the tour with Taylor, Katy's people reached out to see if he and two other dancers (Scott Myrick and Leah Adler) would perform on the world tour for Katy's album , released in 2013 – the only drawback being that they would have to leave Swift's tour before its completion. Lockhart's account of events suggests that he had a closer relationship with Perry, and that he wasn't doing much dancing during Swift's shows.Speaking to Australian daily newspaper , Lockhart explained: "Obviously we were with Katy for two and a half years, she's like family to us. We weren't really dancing in Taylor's tour anyway, so I had got a little bored and I really wanted to do a promo tour."On what it was like to work with Taylor, he continued: "Taylor is very untouchable.Taylor Swift is low-key dating Joe Alwyn RN, but it's the first relationship that she's had that's been pretty much hidden from the public.