• Newsfeed
  • celebrities

Here’s How Katy Perry Responded to a Taylor Swift Superfan on American Idol

1 minute read

Katy Perry found herself addressing her seeming feud with Taylor Swift yet again during Sunday night’s episode of American Idol after a contestant confessed that his musical idol was not Perry, but Swift.

“I’m sorry for this, Katy,” he said. “Taylor Swift. I love Taylor Swift.”

Perry took it in stride, tactly telling the contestant that she appreciated Swift’s musical talent.

“Oh, you don’t have to be sorry,” Perry said. “I love her as a songwriter as well.”

Perry, a celebrity judge on the singing television show, has spoken out often about her alleged feud with fellow pop princess Taylor Swift, including telling Ariana Huffington last year on the Thrive Global Podcast that she was “ready to let it go” and “forgive” Swift.

Perry’s time on American Idol has already been eventful; she notably gave one contestant his first kiss during his audition, an experience he said was “uncomfortable.”

More Must-Reads From TIME

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com