But now, we have something even juicier than that — Katy may be taking action through music to hit back at T-Swift!
Here’s what we know: Perry has legally and officially registered a song called 1984 with BMI, a major music publisher.
What’s so notable about that, though, besides the obvious reference to Tay Tay’s massive success with 1989?
Well, it’s who Katy is — or rather, isn’t — working with on this one; neither Max Martin nor Dr. Luke show up in the song’s production credits on BMI.
That might indicate that Katy is going a different artistic direction with her new album, trying to give her fans something different!
…But that also might mean she purposely chose to go elsewhere, especially after those two worked so heavily with Ke$ha (Dr. Luke), and Taylor (Martin) on recent albums. Martin, of course, was heavily involved in producing Bad Blood, Swift’s shot at Perry.
Is this Katy’s way of getting back at those producers, and in turn, T-Swift — especially with a song title so similar to the country-turned-pop star’s latest album?!
We’ll all find out about that soon enough, but we do know this for certain: 1984 legally exists, it is a registered, copyrighted piece of music, and it may show up on Perry’s next album.
Let the speculation begin!
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