Katy Perry On Taylor Swift: ‘We Don’t Have A Very Close Relationship’

But the pair have definitely forgiven each other.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Taylor Swift and Katy Perry may have publicly made up - dressing up as a hamburger and fries in the You Need To Calm Down video - but it sounds like they’re still not the bestest of friends, as the popstar has said she ‘isn’t very close’ with Taylor{ =nofollow}, adding that it was difficult to star in the video last year.

‘Well, we don’t have a very close relationship because we are very busy, but we text a lot,’ Katy told Stellar, talking about their relationship. Also speaking about appearing the music video - which also guest starred Ellen, Adam Levine and the Queer Eye Fab Five - she said it was ‘important’ to take part as an ‘example of unity’, but that she did have a bit of trouble with her starring role.

‘Even though it was difficult, it was important to make that appearance in the music video because people want people to look up to,’ she told the magazine. ‘We wanted it to be an example of unity. Forgiveness is important. It’s so powerful. If you can forgive your enemy, that’s amazing. As difficult as it is!’

If you’ve forgotten why the pair fell out, then let us remind you with a quick Swift-Perry pop-culture history lesson. Some believe that the mighty fall-out began when Katy started to date John Mayer in summer 2012, after it was rumoured that Taylor and John were together.

But the feud wasn't thanks to a man. The real nail in the coffin was thanks to three dancers apparently derailing Taylor’s Red world tour in 2013. When Taylor embarked on the dates, she hired some backing dancers who had previously worked for Katy. All was well and good, until those dancers asked Katy halfway through the tour if they could dance for Perry instead, when she started to tour her fourth album Prism. She said yes - and one of the dancers even telling an Australian newspaper that they had got a ‘little bored’ on Swift’s tour. Ouch.

It’s safe to say Swift was less-than-impressed, giving this burn in Rolling Stone in 2014. ‘For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not,’ she told the magazine. ‘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. And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational – you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it.’

Well, we're glad they've made up - even if they aren't that close.

READ MORE: Peace At Last: But Let Us Remind You How Katy Perry And Taylor Swift Fell Out In The First Place

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