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Taylor Swift has caused quite a stir after releasing her discography to Spotify years after claiming she never would — and just in time to coincide with the release of Katy Perry’s new album.
Swift has had beef with Spotify’s free tier in the past, claiming that musicians didn’t work hard just to give their music away for free. Her official fan Instagram claimed that this derision had been set aside to celebrate 1989‘s 10-million worldwide sales.
But it seems that her distaste for free streaming sites was not as strong as her distaste for Katy Perry.
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s feud has been ongoing since 2014
Swift and Perry have been going at it since 2014, when Perry allegedly stole Swift’s tour dancers for her California Dreams tour. Swift retaliated by releasing the single Bad Blood, saying that the move had made them “straight-up enemies.”
Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 9, 2014
Two years after the release of Bad Blood, Perry released Swish Swish — a song about standing up to bullies that features Nicki Minaj, who has also had issues with Taylor Swift.
But when Perry’s album Witness debuted last night, it found itself competing against an unlikely competitor: Swift’s old music.
Unfortunately for Perry, it seems the sneaky move won. Taylor Swift trended on Twitter worldwide — and is still trending two spots ahead of Perry’s new music as of writing.
Naturally, Twitter weighed in on the petty drama.
‘The floor is Spotify’
— vær. (@17BLAVKSWIFT) June 9, 2017
I aspire to be as petty as taylor swift releasing her discography for streaming the weekend katy perry’s album drops
— Dominic Riccitello (@DominicScott) June 9, 2017
Katy Perry: Witness drops AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
Taylor Swift : pic.twitter.com/XsIYISdDJf
— CharismaSpot (@CharismaSpot) June 9, 2017
It’s hard to pick sides in the Katy Perry/Taylor Swift feud because they both don’t have a point.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) June 9, 2017