A dancer appears to have confirmed reports suggesting Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are feuding by revealing the singer allegedly swiped Swift’s touring team.
Swift hit headlines on Monday when she opened up about the lyrics to new song “Bad Blood” and revealed the track is about a mystery pop rival, who pretended to be her friend and then “tried to sabotage an entire arena tour”.
The country star told Rolling Stone, “Last year she did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies’… It had to do with business… She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
Swift refused to name names, but revealed she now has to avoid her rival.
Perry fuelled gossip that she was the subject of Swift’s song by posting a cryptic message about a bully on her Twitter page. The singer referenced Rachel McAdams’ bully character Regina George from 2004 teen movie Mean Girls, writing, “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…”
Now dancer Lockhart Brownlie has amped up the story by revealing he had to give up a spot on Swift’s Red Tour to reteam with his former boss Perry on her Part of Me Tour.
He tells the Examiner, “I was with Taylor for the first six months (of 2013). It was a great experience and she’s a great person to work with, but then Katy contacted us.
“We were with Katy for two-and-a-half (years), she’s like family to us, so we were, like, ‘Absolutely’.”
A fellow dancer, named Dominic, who also switched camps mid-way through 2013, adds, “We weren’t really dancing in Taylor’s tour anyway so I had got a little bored and I really wanted to do a promo tour.
“The experiences were completely different. Taylor is very untouchable. When we did see her, we had so much fun with her, but she’s a lot more protected than Katy. Katy’s 28 now and can do her own thing. Her team are so lovely, so we have such a good connection. And this time around she is a lot more in control.”