Complete this sentence: Fighting over John Mayer’s love is like fighting over _______.
As we discussed yesterday, in her Rolling Stone interview, Taylor Swift gifted us with a blind item about a music industry Mean Girl. Given the specifications of the blind, I thought it was someone like Demi Lovato or Rihanna, but most people thought it was Katy Perry and those people were probably right. Shortly after Swifty’s RS interview dropped, Katy tweeted this:
Which seems to imply that Swifty is the real Mean Girl, in Katy’s opinion. Personally, I think they’re both probably Mean Girls and neither of them has the higher moral ground in this particular situation, but whatever. Page Six breaks down the feud and sources claim that this is all about John Mayer. Ugh.
Taylor Swift’s feud with Katy Perry did start over a guy — and sources tell Page Six it was John Mayer. After Swift mentioned a “straight-up enemy” about whom she’s written a new song, “Bad Blood,” in an interview with Rolling Stone, Perry tweeted to call out a mystery mean girl, “Watch out for Regina George in sheep’s clothing.”
Swift said in the interview, “Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies. And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me . . . I don’t think there would be any personal problem if she weren’t competitive.”
Taylor and Mayer had a love affair in 2010 before he dumped her. She released the song “Dear John” with lyrics, “Don’t you think 19’s too young to be played by/Your dark twisted games.”
In 2012, Perry started dating Mayer, who said he was “really humiliated” by Swift’s song. Music sources told Page Six, “Perry started making digs at Taylor from then on.”
While it was reported that several dancers left Swift’s tour for Perry’s last year, Swift appeared to confirm earlier tensions between them, telling Rolling Stone, “For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’ ”
Reps for the two singers, who were seated in different sections at the recent VMAs, didn’t get back to us.
[From Page Six]
For a little backstory (and I’m pulling this just from memory), John Mayer was dating Taylor Swift undercover soon after he and Jennifer Aniston were broken up. Swifty was still a teenager (she was like 19, I think). Mayer didn’t talk Taylor into anything and I remember hearing rumors that she was the one going after him. I also heard that he dumped her because he felt squeamish about the age difference and just how YOUNG Taylor seemed. Then, at some point later, he began dating Katy Perry and their relationship was screwed up in its own unique way. Around this time, Taylor wrote “Dear John” about him and everyone was like, “God, this girl and her stupid blind-item songs.”
What I’m saying is that Mayer is probably part of this but both women should be deeply ashamed with themselves because of it.
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Taylor Swift & Katy Perry’s Mean Girl feud was/is all about John Mayer