Taylor Swift reveals how the Katy Perry cameo in her new music video came about

Their feud is over!

Taylor Swift & Katy Perry

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Earlier this week, Taylor Swift dropped her amazing music video for 'You Need to Calm Down' and it features more than 30 cameo appearances from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, the cast of Queer Eye, Laverne Cox, Ryan Reynolds, but of course the biggest cameo of all is from pop superstar Katy Perry.

Over the years there have been many reports of Taylor and Katy not seeing eye-to-eye on a number of things, but as this latest music video shows, the pair have finally put everything behind them and made up in the best way - dressed as a burger and fries hugging.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift dressed as a burger and fries hugging
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift ©Katy Perry and Taylor Swift © YouTube/Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift recently revealed how she managed to get Katy involved with her music video, and what it was like working with her. The pop star explained, "Things with us have been on very good terms for a while, but we just have kept it private. We’ve just kept it between us, and just made sure that things were really good with us."

The 'reputation' singer went on to explain, "I wrote this potential ending of the video where it would be me and Katy and we would see each other, and basically what I based that moment on is that Katy and I actually did see each other from across the room at a party and we actually did run towards each other just like that!"

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Speaking about the two publicly reconciling, Taylor explained, "We wanted to portray an example of redemption and forgiveness and how you can grow up and you can move past things. You can actually kind of grow back together, even if there is a rift in your friendship and that was something that she was really wanting to do as well."

After Taylor came up with the idea, the pair then had a chance to work on the idea together and came up with, "The concept of the costumes together because we wanted it to be playful like the rest of the video". And we love it!

WATCH: The 'You Need To Calm' down music video:

During the interview, Taylor also reflected on her forthcoming album, which she recently announced, saying, "Now that I’m 29, you're writing about different things and learning different lessons and it’s just been a really fun summer so far getting to share this new music."

Taylor announced 'Lover' will be her next album, to be released on 23rd August, she shared the album artwork which shows Taylor with a glitter heart around her eye, in front of a pastel background.

Taylor's current single 'You Need To Calm Down' follows her successful, 'ME!', a collaboration featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco.

Now take a look at the other collabs we've had this year:

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