A photo of Perry and Swift.

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name, Katy Perry, (born on October 25, 1984) is an American pop singer-songwriter and actress who had been one of Taylor Swift's friends. Perry had mentioned it during interviews, and they used to be seen hanging in public. They are now feuding. 


In addition to being a friend of Taylor's, Perry has achieved success herself with three platinum-selling albums, 2008's One of the Boys, 2010's Teenage Dream, and 2013's Prism. Her numerous hits include "I Kissed A Girl", "California Gurls", "Part of Me", "Wide Awake", and "Roar".

On April 15, 2010, at a Taylor Swift concert in Los Angeles, at the Staples Center, Taylor surprised her audience by having Perry rise from the stage to join her to sing “Hot N Cold”.

Personal Life

Perry, who was previously married to British comedian and actor Russell Brand, had been an on-off relationship with one of Taylor's ex-boyfriends, singer-songwriter John Mayer, which has attracted tabloid headlines. They even did a song together called "Who You Love" for his 2013 album, Paradise Valley. She has also dated DJ/producer Thomas "Diplo" Pentz, who has worked with artists such as M.I.A. and Usher. Diplo once tweeted a nasty comment about Taylor that caused her friend, singer Lorde, to come to her defense on Twitter.


In a Rolling Stone interview Taylor Swift commented on Katy Perry saying: "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?'"

"She did something so horrible. I was like, '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."

See Also

  • Gallery - A gallery of photos featuring Katy Perry.

External Links

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