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Backup Dancer Basically Confirms Katy Perry/Taylor Swift Feud!

2011 American Music Awards Red Carpet

Credit: Photo by Lester Cohen/AMA2011/WireImage

An interview with a backup dancer from Dec. 2013 has basically just confirmed that Katy Perry is the woman Taylor Swift’s singing about in her new song “Bad Blood!”

Over the last two days, speculation began that the former friends were feuding based on the 24-year-old’s interview with Rolling Stone and the “Dark Horse” singer’s cryptic tweet that followed. When discussing the “angriest” song off her new album, Taylor explained that she had some beef with a fellow artist. “It had to do with business,” she told the mag. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”

Now, an old interview with backup dancer Lockhart Brownlie, confirms that that’s exactly what happened between the Grammy winners. Lockhart was part of Katy’s Part of Me tour in 2011, and then auditioned for Taylor’s Red tour.

“I was with Taylor for the first six months,” he told The Examiner. “It was a great experience and she’s a great person to work with, but then Katy contacted us. Obviously we were with Katy for 2 and a half years, she’s like family to us. So we were like, ‘Absolutely.’ We weren’t really dancing in Taylor’s tour anyway, so I had got a little bored and really wanted to do a promo tour.”

Said tour was a preview of Katy’s Prism tour, so Lockhart and two of his colleagues had to leave Taylor in the middle of her tour. “The experiences were completely different,” he said. “Taylor is very untouchable. When we did see her, we had so much fun with her, but she’s a lot more protected than Katy. Katy’s 28 now and can do her own thing. Her team are so lovely, so we have such a good connection. And this time around, she is a lot more in control.”

Come on, Taylor — did you really think you were going to give that much detail and we wouldn’t figure it out?! (Also important to note: the “Shake It Off” singer made it clear this feud wasn’t over a guy, but both gals did both date John Mayer, too…. Just saying).


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