From songwriting to singing, Taylor Swift has many talents — and it appears that holding a grudge is one of them. Although Taylor has yet to publicly respond to Katy Perry’s recent claim that she’s the one at the root of their feud, friends of Taylor say she’s livid and refusing to bury the hatchet.
“That is so not going to happen,” a friend of Taylor explained. “Taylor believes that Katy is using their rivalry for press, just like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian did.”
According to Katy, it’s Taylor who’s keeping the drama alive — not her. “She started it, and it’s time for her to finish it,” Katy told late-night host James Corden of the fiasco, which began when Taylor accused Katy of “stealing” her backup dancers. “I tried to talk to [Swift] about it, and she wouldn’t speak to me. It was a full shutdown, and then she writes a song about me. And I’m like, ‘OK, cool, that’s how you wanna deal with it?’”
But petty is par for the course, admit those in Taylor’s inner circle. “She has been like this since high school. She is sort of a gaslight bully, playing the victim when in fact she is the one who likes making others look bad, instead of having a private conversation with them,” a close friend divulges. “And as Taylor became better known, she became super paranoid that everyone wants to ruin her and exploit her, but it’s all about her ego. Taylor will never let this go.”