Singers Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are both in the midst of a well-known feud. Or perhaps they were in the midst of a feud, as Perry sent Swift an olive branch, hopefully signifying the two will make amends and become friends again.


Swift is preparing for her forthcoming Reputation tour, though she took the time to head to Instagram to share the contents of a package she just received. Inside the package was an authentic olive branch, which is symbolic of a gesture of peace, and a letter written by Perry that’s addressed to her “old friend.” Although the entirety of the letter cannot be seen, it begins with Perry expressing her desire to “clear the air” regarding any “past miscommunications and feelings” that exist between the two singers.

Taylor appeared receptive to her peer’s sentiments, adorning her video with the caption “Thank you Katy” followed by two hearts. In the video, Taylor explains how she discovered Perry’s package as she walked into her dressing room, expressing how the gesture means “so much” to her.

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Taylor and Perry haven’t been on speaking terms since 2014, when Taylor discussed the nature of her then-new song “Bad Blood.” In her interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor explains how the song was written about a fellow singer, although she refused to namedrop who. Instead, Taylor explained how the female artist “basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour” of hers. “She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me,” Taylor explained. “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.”

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Last year, Perry discussed her side of the story with James Corden on his program. “I love her and I want the best for her, and I think she’s a fantastic songwriter,” Perry added. “I am ready to let it go, forgive her, and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her.” Perry continued, explaining she hopes they can make amends with each other and stand together as empowering symbols for women.

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