Katy Perry & John Mayer may be writing a Taylor Swift revenge song together

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry used to be friends (back around 2009 when these photos were taken). I always thought they were frenemies more than anything else. Katy seemed to overcompensate her cheery vibe in joint photos, and Taylor looked like she couldn’t stand Katy and was afraid of her too. Fast forward to today. Taylor sits at the top of the pop world. She’s even more successful than Katy. Taylor’s confidence has grown, and she recently wrote a revenge song (Bad Blood) about Katy and rallied all her friends in the video. Katy is no saint either. She’s tossed plenty of shade Taylor’s way. When she was dating Diplo, she was fine with letting the guy trash Taylor.

The fanfiction ink wells are primed. Katy may resent attending the Billboard awards (she was nominated for Top Touring Arist, Best Female Artist, and Top Artist) because of the show’s Bad Blood video premiere. Katy and John Mayer are back “on” (more about that in a minute), and he’s still tushhurt about Taylor. So maybe Katy and John will team up and trash Taylor in yet another revenge song. That’s what Heat magazine (via Cosmo Australia) writes. The source is sketchy, but this could happen:

Katy Perry was noticeably absent from the Billboards because, well, Taylor Swift. Would you want to see your frenemy and her posse as she wins the whole awards while showcasing her bitching-about-you-song?

Yeah, we’d pass too.

But apparently K-Pez was all set to go to the awards (she had an eyelash appointment and everything!), but boyfriend (and ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift) John Mayer persuaded her not to go.

“John convinced her it was a bad idea,” Katy’s friend told heat magazine. “Katy realised she couldn’t stand the idea of the cameras being on her face as she had to watch Taylor win every award with all her friends applauding her.”

“Katy thinks revenge is a dish best served cold,” the friend added. “She’s even more determined to show people what she calls ‘the real Taylor’ – she’s writing some big, anthemic-type songs that’ll feature dirt on Taylor that John’s told her from when they used to date.

“Katy’s sure that she’ll be back on top before long, and Taylor will regret ever starting this stupid row.”

[From Cosmo Australia]

I don’t think Katy would be as obvious as Taylor, and if there’s a revenge song coming, Katy won’t do it right away. But Katy and John are back together again. Shocking, I know. People has photos of them on rides at Disneyland where they wore hooded jackets in an attempt “to keep a low profile.” Supposedly, these two are just friends who hook up now.

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

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  1. perplexed says:

    I wonder if this feud is all an act on both ends. It seems too stupid to be real.

    • Zombie Shortcake says:

      I know. It’s like the cola wars.

    • nic says:

      It seems pretty genuine… not that celebrities don’t manufacture drama but these two have personalities that just wouldn’t get along. They seem like they’d be your two friends you like for different reasons who hate each other’s guts.

      • Liv says:

        Plus I realize more and more that Katy is just plain and pretty dumb. I totally believe this. Mayer and her are both assholes.

    • msw says:

      I don’t follow these two goobers, so inquiring minds want to know, is there anything to actually substantiate this “feud,” or does it exist solely as gossip fodder?

      • Angel says:

        I heard that Perry hired away some of Taylor’s roadies. Not sure if this is true or not.

  2. Lori says:

    I’m so tired of Revenge songs.

  3. PunkyMomma says:

    One can only hope that every seat these two happened to occupy in The Magic Kingdom has been thoroughly disinfected by now. Think of the children . . .

  4. InvaderTak says:

    This is stupid. Like, really really stupid. Do they have anything else to talk about?

  5. bondbabe says:

    Oh, for goodness sake, grow the F up! You’re 30 (Katy) and 37 (John) years old–time to get out of the playground.

    • Tiffany says:

      And Taylor is 25 and she should do the same. I am glad that someone is not kissing her backside.

    • Allie says:

      Right, because Taylor at 25 is so much better. She’s the one that publicized this “feud”. Taylor is the one to release this stupid revenge song as a single knowing it would get attention. Not saying Katy/john are more mature but let’s hold off on the eye rolls until it’s set in stone that she’ll reply. Right now it’s just tabloid rumors.

      Ugh and the lyrics, “now we’ve got bad blood, you know we used to be mad love”. She’s such a lyrical genius. Vom.

      • daria says:

        bad blood is a terrible song…i think thats why they went big money on the video, which is like a “LOOK AT MUH POSSE…I GOT FAMOUS FRIENDS” which means me like Taylor even less than usual.

      • bondbabe says:

        While you are correct, Taylor is 25, and I’m not giving her a pass; but in my opinion there is quite a difference between being 25 and 30, and especially 25 and 37!! I have a 25-year old daughter, and she can still be childish at times.

      • Original T.C. says:

        Don’t you know that Taylor will continue to get a pass for her “young age” until she reaches her 40’s? Nothing is ever her fault. It continues to work on the general public.

  6. Bridget says:

    It cracks me up to think that a Taylor Swift revenge song is a 2 person job.

  7. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    Kindergarten 101.

  8. kri says:

    Aside from how childish all of these people are, what really has me shaking my head is how John Mayer keeps coming back. What has this man got (insert snark response here) that these women keep going back to him? Also, the real burning question..how has JLO not hooked up with him yet?

  9. Shambles says:

    Cue the music.

    “I know we both boned the same guy, but don’t you dare think we’ll be sharin’ him.
    Grab that stained guitar and cry, cause he wants Kitty Purry, not Meredith.”

    “Dear John, you said, I loved you so, but don’t think I’ll just be your man again.
    The truth is, I think you should know, I was only rebounding from Anniston.”

  10. someone says:

    Given that John Mayer hasn’t written a hit song since around 2007 I think it’s pretty safe to say it will suck. The song “Who you love” with John and Katy was bad. But somehow it seems entirely plausible that Katy and John sat with their heads together on “It’s A Small World” and gleefully came up with ideas on how to bash Taylor in a song.

    • CG says:

      Yeah, if KP was writing this on her own, it would probably be her typical fun pop song that I would download to listen to at the gym. But “Who You Love” wasn’t great, so I don’t have high hopes if this is true.

  11. poop says:

    how is bad blood a revenge song? it sounds like a typical break up song.

    • Amy says:

      Because just like every other song she’s ever done Taylor idjoticly dropped major hints in an interview the song’s target.

  12. Amy says:

    Smh, I’d like for Katy to be above that. I know she puts on the kiddy show well for her type of music but for the most part she doesn’t seem to be hurting for the kind of attention Taylor wants.

    The whole Bad Blood thing left a bad taste in my mouth about Taylor and that BS about women working together and supporting one another (in condemnation of another woman). I’d prefer for her song/video to stand on its own and bite her in the ass the next time she gives a poor me interview.

  13. Kitten says:

    Ugh. Perry and Mayer combined? The suckiest suck-fest to ever suck on the radio.

  14. Gucci says:

    is swift more successful than Katy now?

  15. Claire says:

    Taylor is actually clever when she writes – Katy will need a team of writers to come up with something. I think it is more the public humiliation than anything.

    Katy would have loved nothing more than for 1989 to fail.

    • Meryl says:

      You think Taylor doesn’t have lots of help on her songs either? Look at the team who worked on 1989. All the producers – specifically Max Martin and Shellback – contributed waaay more than they all let on. It’s part of Taylor’s schtick to be the “mastermind” but she, just like every other major popstar, has a whole team behind them contributing to their every move.

  16. Kiddo says:

    I KNOW THE TITLE, guys, Kiddo can confirm that it’s called:

    ” ‘I hate you! Drop dead!”

  17. lili says:

    Today I found out Mayer owns one of my fave eyewear brand. Ick. Truly a WTF moment.

  18. Ana says:

    Wow, look at Taylor’s outfit! She definitely didn’t use a stylist’s help before and does now. Evolution of style.

  19. nicegirl says:

    It would be great if Katy and Taylor wrote a ‘trash the jerk’ song about Mayer. DUH. They could get Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson to sing back-up. Who else am I forgetting?


  20. Ally says:

    Don’t shoot me, but these would make a perfect terrible remake of Grease with Swift as Sandy & Perry as Rizzo. At least they can sing.

    • Helen says:

      That would work great.

      Katy would get to be bitchy to Taylor on camera and everything. John Mayer can play greasy jerk Danny no problem, with Kellan Lutz as Kenickie, Ed Sheeran as Doody and James Franco as Putzie (he’d be doing it ironically as an art piece).

      The other Pink Ladies could be Paris Hilton as Marty Maraschino (you know, like the cherry), Rihanna and Kim Kardashian as Frenchy and Jan (and the tension onscreen would be ratcheted up to the max by now with all the various rivalries) and I’d like to see Josh Groban in the Frankie Avalon role singing Beauty School Dropout, because, well, I like Josh Groban and I think he’d be good.

      Nicole Kidman in the Eve Arden role as the school principal? No no, Jane Fonda. And Peter Fonda could be an ageing hippy Coach Calhoun. Get some sibling rivalry in there, too.

      Stone cold epic, and imagine the DVD extras 😜

  21. MSat says:

    How many times does Katy have to revisit the Mayer well before she realizes it’s bone dry? Move on, honey. Nothing for you there.