Katy Perry Says She's 'Open' to Collaborating with Taylor Swift on New Music
The pop stars attended the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday night
The pop stars attended the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Earlier in the evening, Perry hit the red carpet alongside producer Zedd, wearing an outfit reminiscent of her A.I. character from the music video for their song “365”.
But while speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the newly engaged singer opened up about a potential collaboration with Swift. Though she wouldn’t confirm or deny, she smiled as she told the outlet: “I mean, I’m making music with Zedd, [so] I’m open.”
While Swift and Perry once had “Bad Blood” reportedly over a backup dancer situation, they reconciled last year. Ahead of her first Reputation Stadium Tour show, Swift received an actual olive branch from Perry, and the friends seemingly put their complicated past behind them.
Speaking to Elvis Duran ahead of the iHeartRadio Music Awards broadcast, Perry, 34, called Zedd “a fantastic producer” — but had a little fun at his expense as well.
“I’ve been around people who are very diligent — he’s one of the strictest producers. He does not let me rest on all of my No. 1s!” she joked. “He is a bit of a drill sergeant.”
“With good intentions!” Zedd, 29, interjected.
Unfortunately for Swifties, they’re going to have to wait for any new music from their idol. Accepting the award for iHeartRadio tour of the year for her smash Reputation Stadium tour, the 29-year-old gently shut down any theories that her followup to her 2017 smash Reputation was immanent.
However, she promised to bring everyone up to speed once it’s ready.
“I love your passion, I love your attention to detail, I love how much you care. I love seeing all the things you’re posting online. I just wanted to let you know that when there is new music, you will be the first to know,” she cheekily told the crowd.
Following an introduction by pal Maren Morris, Swift was quick to acknowledge the role her fans played in the success of her tour.
“One of the most wonderful things about the way that this whole tour turned out is that for like, the entire six months leading up to the first show of this tour, every headline that I read was — ‘This is going to be a massive failure’ [or] ‘This is going to be a flop tour.’ And it really did wonders for my self-esteem,” she deadpanned. “It was really great to hear people saying that I was going to be playing to nearly empty stadiums.”
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Swift continued: “I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned a lot. And one of the things I’ve learned is that life is really unpredictable and people can make forecasts and they can make predictions, but those predictions and forecasts may not come true if there is an unforeseeable factor involved, and that unforeseeable factor, in this case, was my fans.”
The “….Ready for It?” singer’s record-breaking 2018 tour ultimately became the highest-grossing tour by a woman, with two million tickets sold in the United States and $266 million in sales.
“I honestly owe everything, everything in my life to you. I want to thank you if you came out and saw the show in perfect weather, or if you came to one of our many rain shows that we had. And also if you just watched the show on Netflix on your couch with your dog! You guys were the reason why this tour — you’re the only reason why this tour — wasn’t a massive failure and why it ended up being the highest-selling tour in U.S. history — that’s you.”