Buzzing: Perry tries to end feud with Swift

Katy Perry (left) is ready to bury the hatchet with pop rival Taylor Swift.
Katy Perry (left) is ready to bury the hatchet with pop rival Taylor Swift. PHOTOS: REUTERS

Perry tries to end feud with Swift

Katy Perry is ready to bury the hatchet with pop rival Taylor Swift, calling her a "fantastic songwriter" and saying she thinks they can both be examples of strong women in the music industry.

"I am ready to let it go," Perry, 32, said in a global podcast last Saturday to promote her new album, Witness. "I forgive her and I'm sorry for anything I ever did and I hope the same from her. I love her and I want the best for her."

The feud started as a dispute over back-up dancers. Swift, 27, released her back catalogue to streaming services last Friday, on the same day that Perry released Witness.


Super Junior fans want Sungmin out

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Some fans have long criticised him for not being more forthcoming about his personal life and spurning fans via social media, preferring instead to talk to the media.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe