Katy Perry's New Song Title Has Taylor Swift Fans Up In Arms (Update)

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Update June 9, 4:50 p.m.: Katy Perry's representative tells Billboard, "Katy Perry’s managers at Direct Management Group confirm that this story is completely false... Katy Perry was not involved in writing, singing, recording or registering this song."

Alas, the disappointing "girl fight" continues. Once upon a time Katy Perry and Taylor Swift were pop-star pals. But once Perry started dating Swift's ex-boyfriend, leader of the charming bad boy crew John Mayer, everything changed. Now, Perry has reportedly registered the title of a new tune called "1984," according to BMI. The track title has many speculating that it's Perry's latest dig at Swift, considering the latter's latest album is titled 1989 (after the year she was born).

It all started with an interview Swift gave to Rolling Stone about her song "Bad Blood." She explained that the song is about a girl in the music industry who "basically tried to sabotage [her] an entire arena tour." The day after the interview was released, Perry tweeted, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing." Talk about mean girls. Then, there was talk about Perry wanting to get back at Swift in her Super Bowl performance. As we all know, that didn't happen — Missy Elliott stole the show. Soon afterward, Swift shared that she had no desire to discuss their feud, and rightfully so.

Perry, on the other hand, seems to have no problem talking about it, or rather very visibly alluding to it. We have yet to hear "1984" or what its lyrics are about. It could very well be a cheery throwback track in which Perry reminisces about her childhood. We certainly wouldn't hate a "Teenage Dream" Part Two. The song could also be about all the dirty secrets Perry learned about a fellow chart-topper while dating a certain somebody. We're hoping it isn't the latter. This rivalry needs to be put to rest at some point — but from the title of the track, it doesn't seem like Perry is ready to do that just yet.
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