Well, folks, it looks like a long-standing feud has ended!
Taylor Swift was prepping for her very first stop on her Reputation Tour when she got a special surprise from Katy Perry in her dressing room. Taylor posted a picture of Katy’s gift to her Instagram story, saying “I just got to my dressing room and found this actual olive branch…this means so much to me,” with Thank you Katy across the top.
In case you didn’t know, an olive branch is used as a symbol of peace, making this a huge step for the now-friends. Along with an olive branch, Katy sent a handwritten letter where you can partially read, “Hey old friend— I’ve been doing some reflecting on past miscommunications and hurt feelings between us.”
The two have had a lot of tension over the years, and many people aren’t even clear on the exact reason why. There were even some rumors that Taylor’s hit song “Bad Blood” was about Katy, and Katy recently shaded Taylor in an episode of “American Idol,” adding some fuel to the fire.
Regardless, with Katy’s gift of an olive branch, the feud is now over. For now, anyway.