Katy Perry strikes romantic poses in fiery red outfits in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, but now that the pop queen is about to turn 30, she says she has less time for “bullshit” in her life. Could that mean Taylor Swift?
The interview, of course, was conducted well before Swift revealed that one of the songs on her new album 1989 was inspired by her rivalry with an unnamed pop star.
Her comments in Rolling Stone magazine sparked intense tabloid speculation that left most fingers pointing at Perry. The connection?
Swift said something about backup dancers and it turned out that last year three of hers jumped ship from her tour to Katy’s Prism tour.
Katy’s only response so far has been a cryptic Tweet the day after the interview was published.
“Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…” she wrote.
The reference was to to Rachel McAdams’ character in “Mean Girls,” a 2004 teen comedy about catty high school girls, starring Lindsay Lohan.
Regina is the queen bee of a clique known as “The Plastics.” She appears cute and innocent outwardly, but is really spiteful and superficial.
Does that sound like Taylor? Could be, but so far that’s the only response out of the Katy camp.
Some speculation suggests that singer John Mayer is at the root of their alleged bad blood. Taylor dated him in 2010 before he unceremoniously dumped her. She wrote a song, “Dear John,” about it, which he considered “really humiliating.”
Then, Perry started dating him in 2012 after her divorce from Russell Brand . During their relationship, she reportedly sided with John and started taking subtle digs at Swift.
But that was before the notorious hoser unceremoniously dumped her earlier this year. So, who knows?
“A lot of times I’ve ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately,” she says. “They say they’re not, but it comes out in the long run. They’re threatened, or there’s resentment because they don’t know how to handle it.”
What preoccupies the “Roar” singer these days is getting her head together now that she’s approaching 30.
“I have less time for bullshit,” she tells the magazine.
“What I’ve learned is that if you don’t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away,” she explains.
“I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others. I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime.”
But she quickly adds she’s open to dating again.
“I look for the same characteristics: a sense of humor—someone who makes me laugh off the charts— someone who is sensitive, someone who loves and understands music, and who is really smart.”
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