Is Katy Perry’s new song 1984 a MASSIVE revenge dig at Taylor Swift’s 1989 album?

The war continues!

by Emmeline Saunders |
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Taylor Swift may have had the upper hand ever since her new single Bad Blood broke mega world records to get the most views in one week, but her sparring partner Katy Perry could be set to regain the moral high ground.

Because Katy has recorded a new song called 1984 – the year she was born – which to us sounds like a massive dig at Tay’s album 1989.

The pair are conducting a very slow-burning public spat ever since Tay let on that Bad Blood was about a fellow female singer in the music industry who once double-crossed her by trying to poach her backing dancers ahead of a tour.

She told Rolling Stone: “For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’”

Taylor never confirmed it was Katy by name, but when the news broke, Katy tweeted: “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing...”

She’s also hinted that we’ll get her side of the story, after telling an interviewer: “If somebody is trying to defame my character, you're going to hear about it.”


The pair actually used to be really close – Katy even guest performed at one of Taylor’s shows – but their friendship hit a rocky patch when Katy started dating Tay-Tay’s ex John Mayer.

We’ve still got a while to wait until we can hear what Katy’s track is about, but we would bet some serious money that Tay’s team are having an emergency meeting this morning…

Taylor Swifts' music videos


Taylor Swifts Music Videos

Stephen Colletti - White Horse Music Video1 of 18

Stephen Colletti - White Horse Music Video

Stephen Colletti (y'know, the really hot one on Laguna Beach!) starred in Taylor Swift's White Horse video back in 2009. The video got everyone talking that the two were dating but it was never a fully-fledged romance.

Stephen Colletti - Now2 of 18

Stephen Colletti - Now

After a four year stint on One Tree Hill, Stephen has most recently been promoting his short film Celluloid Dreams and appearing in TV show Hit The Floor.

Tyler Hilton - Teardrops On My Guitar Music Video3 of 18

Tyler Hilton - Teardrops On My Guitar Music Video

Tyler has forged a big musical career stateside, and acted in Walk the Line (he was Elvis Presley) and One Tree Hill. He featured in Taylor's music video in 2007.

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Tyler Hilton - Now

Tyler released an album called Indian Summer in 2014.

Justin Gaston - Love Story Music Video5 of 18

Justin Gaston - Love Story Music Video

Justin appeared in Love Story in 2008, around the time he was a smokin' hot underwear model, and dating Miley Cyrus. Taylor, you have great taste.

Justin Gaston - Now6 of 18

Justin Gaston - Now

Justin was signed up for American soap Days of Our Lives last year, but is no longer on the show.

Lucas Til - You Belong With Me Music Video7 of 18

Lucas Til - You Belong With Me Music Video

Texan hunk Lucas was in Hannah Montana: The Movie around the time he melted our hearts in the 2009 video for You Belong With Me.

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Lucas Til - Now

Lucas is still doing well as an actor, appearing in films like The Spy Next Door and X Men: Days Of Future Past after his music video debut.

Noah Mills - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Music Video9 of 18

Noah Mills - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Music Video

Canadian model and actor Noah was a successful runway model (and had also appeared in Sex and the City 2) before he appeared in Taylor's 2012 video for We Are Never Getting Back Together.

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Noah Mills - Now

Noah is still modelling (he has worked with Dolce & Gabbana for over ten years), and is still incredibly hot.

Sean O'Pry - Blank Space Music Video11 of 18

Sean O'Pry - Blank Space Music Video

Before even appearing in Taylor Swift's 2014 video for Blank Space, Sean was a highly-successful model, posing for everyone from Calvin Klein to Givenchy.In 2009 he was named the world's most successful model by Forbes, an accolade he's won from too. Only the best for Taylor.

Sean O'Pry - Now12 of 18

Sean O'Pry - Now

He's still modelling, and reportedly dating Aussie actress Jessica McNamee.

Dom Sherwood - Style Music Video13 of 18

Dom Sherwood - Style Music Video

BEFORE being known as "the hot one" from Taylor Swift's Style video, Dom (who is a Brit!) appeared in the popular teen film Vampire Academy. He also was rumoured to have dated Sarah Hyland at the beginning of this year.

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Dom Sherwood - Now

Dom has literally just become a T-Swizzle video star, but you can next see his beautiful face in filmsThe Other and Take Down.

Reeve Carney - I Knew You Were Trouble Music Video15 of 18

Reeve Carney - I Knew You Were Trouble Music Video

Reeve is a singer-songwriter and actor, who played the "trouble" in Taylor's video for I Knew You Were Trouble. He studied jazz guitar at University, which is pretty damn impressive.

Reeve Carney - Now16 of 18

Reeve Carney - Now

Mr Trouble has been focusing on his acting, appearing in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark as the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and was cast as Dorian Gray in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.

Toby Hemingway - Now17 of 18

Toby Hemingway - Now

Toby has since appeared in movies Black Swan and In Time. Before appearing in Taylor's vid, he was also in film The Covenant, and is still mates with fellow hottie and co-star Chace Crawford. He's still acting, with a couple of films in post-production.

Toby Hemingway - Mine Music Video18 of 18

Toby Hemingway - Mine Music Video

In 2010, English actor Toby Hemingway appeared in the video for Mine - and the pair were be rumoured to be seeing each other after being spotted on a "date".

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