Katy Petty is officially back in action and this time around, none other than Calvin Harris is joining her.
While Katy Perry denied any rumors that a retaliation to Taylor Swift's diss track "Bad Blood" would be on her soon-to-be-released fourth album in a recent interview, the “Bon Appétit" singer conveniently left out her upcoming collaboration with the 1989 singer's ex-boyfriend.
Calvin announced the arrival of his upcoming new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 that is slated for a June 30 release. The DJ shared a video announcing which artists will be featured on his project, and while some of the biggest names in music are mentioned, it is hard to miss the irony of seeing Katy's name flash through the screen.
When Entertainment Weekly asked Katy about the Taylor song, she assured them she would not be having any response in her new LP saying, "I think [my new album is] a very empowered record. There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person."
But she warned that she was not one to mess with: "One thing to note is: You can’t mistake kindness for weakness and don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. And that’s not to any one person and don’t quote me that it is, because it’s not. It’s not about that. Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place. Period end of story."
"But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don’t forget about that, okay, honey. [Laughs] We got to keep it real, honey. This record is not about anyone else! This record is about me being seen and heard so that I can see and hear everyone else! It’s not even about me! It’s about everything that I see out there that I digest. I think there’s a healing in it for me and vulnerability. If people want to connect and be healed and feel vulnerable and feel empowered and strong, God bless and here it is."
Since the release of the collab news and the interview, Katy has been sending cryptic tweets perhaps signaling that though she denied a song about Taylor would be on her album, there was something in the works with Calvin that was a consequence of the "Wildest Dreams" singer's actions.
intention is everything 👁— Katy Perry (@katyperry) May 8, 2017
I don't know is a great answer 👁— Katy Perry (@katyperry) May 8, 2017
context is 🔑👁— Katy Perry (@katyperry) May 9, 2017
Calvin and Katy have had some beef in the past, but they seemed to squash their issues once Calvin admitted that Taylor had purposely tried to "bury" the "Firework" singer during a rant on Twitter.
We really cannot wait to hear what this song is about or if it even alludes to anything related to this drama. Perhaps them working together will cause enough of a sting that the lyrics won't address Taylor in any way. We know she is the queen of firing back at her exes via song, so she might have just gotten a bit more inspiration for her next album.
Others on Calvin's album include Nicki Minaj, Future, Travis Scott, Future, Big Sean, Migos, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Kehlani, Khalid, PARTYNEXTDOOR and more, and we cannot wait to hear the collabs when it drops on June 30.