Taylor Swift On Ending Beef With Katy Perry: ‘We’d Grown Past Allowing Ourselves to Be Pitted Against Each Other’

Taylor Swift gave details on how she and Katy Perry made peace in new interviews with Capital FM and BBC Radio 1. 

"She and I have been on good terms for a while," Swift told Capital in a clip shared on Monday (June 17). "She sent me a really nice note and an olive branch to my tour when it started a while ago. From that point on, we've been on good terms. Then we saw each other at a party and walked up to each other and hugged it out and talked about things." 

The "You Need To Calm Down" singer explained how ending the feud with Perry changed her life for the better. "Something felt so much lighter about my life when things became really good between us, and we've been fine for a while," Swift said.

Swift went on to say that even when they were fine, they weren't sure if they were going to tell people about it: "We wanted to make sure that was solid between us, before we made the public aware."

"We'd grown past allowing ourselves to be pitted against each other," Swift also told BBC Radio 1, explaining that it felt clear that the two had grown up when they talked. 

Swift then shared how the idea for the two to dress up as a burger and fries in her new video came about. She had the idea after seeing Perry dress as the Jeremy Scott burger at the Met Gala, which Swift thought was very "punk," and after she presented the idea, Perry said, "I would love for us to be a symbol redemption and forgiveness." 

"I was like, 'Can we do a burger and fries as a metaphor for two people that belong together?'" Swift went on to say. Cue "You Belong With Me" by Swift!

Listen to the interview clips below.