One of the biggest pop music feuds of all time could finally have taken its course. On Tuesday, May 8, Katy Perry Taylor Swift sent a literary olive branch that Swift revealed in her Instagram Stories. "Thanks, Katy," Swift wrote in the IG story in which fans wonder if Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are friends again. Hey, if this olive branch is a sign that things are coming, Swift and Perry may be ready to play all the pre-dancer dramas on us once and for all.
Of all the flora and fauna on the planet, nothing says "Hey, let's call a truce" just like an olive branch. Unlike, say, a Snake Emoji or Regina George-themed subweets, an olive branch is a symbol of peace. To extend a metaphorical olive branch to someone is one thing, but to literally deliver a real olive branch to someone with a handwritten note. It looks like Perry is really serious about leaving her bad blood behind.
On the opening night of the Reputation Stadium Tour, Swift took a video of the olive branch and shared it with her Instagram followers. She did not show Perry's note in its entirety, but she was generous enough to show us the first lines. "Hello old friend," begins the message.
Hello. Old. Friend . Impressive. Do you remember when you were friends in 201
As People reported, the rest of the visible part reads: "I have reflected on past misunderstandings and offended feelings between us." Perry also said she was "deeply apologized" and would like to "clear the air."
What happens next? How much peace will this olive branch bring?
Will Perry and Swift simply agree to have passed by, stop pointing out their rivalry in interviews, songs and tweets, and being friendly when meeting at award ceremonies? Or will they really and truly rekindle their friendship?
Whether they become best friends or not, this olive branch is a great moment in Swift and Perry's friendship.
Of course, this is not the first time Perry has said she wants to take this feud. In an episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden of May 2017, singer "Swish Swish" said that she wished Swift the end of her drama. Perry told James Corden, "Honestly, it really is, she started it, and it's time for her to finish it." She added,
"It's about supporting dancers, it's so crazy! OK, so there are three escort dances going on tour, right?" And they asked me before they went on tour, if they could go, and I was like, "Yes, of course! I'm not on a record cycle! Get the job! She's gorgeous! … But I'll be in a record cycle in a year, so make sure you have a 30-day contingency in your contract so you can get out if you want to come with me when I say I'm leaving again. "
And in June 2017, Perry repeated this point during the livestream until the release on Arianna Huffington's Witness How Entertainment Tonight remarked when Huffington asked if she deals with Swift, Perry Said,
"I'm ready to let go. Absolutely, 100 percent. I forgive her, and I apologize for everything I've ever done, and I hope the same for her, and I think it's actually … I think it's time.
And if this olive branch really means what it seems to mean, Perry and Swift's feud could finally go to the trash.