These Katy Perry & Taylor Swift Memes From The 2017 VMAs Caught All The Drama You Missed
The Hatfields and the McCoys. Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey. These feuds are nothing when compared to the biggest feud in music today — Katy Perry in one corner, and Taylor Swift in the other. It all started when Perry allegedly stole some of Swift's dancers off her tour, and it culminated in a few possibly pointed songs ("Swish, Swish" for Perry and "Bad Blood" for Swift) and plenty of talk in the press. This feud even made it to the 2017 MTV VMAs, where the Katy Perry/Taylor Swift jokes were plentiful and the memes took over the Internet.
I personally think that this feud is silly and possibly manufactured, but hey, that's just one music fan's opinion. These two talented women would be better off building each other up and working together rather than feuding and taking each other down, especially in the public court of opinion. We don't need that stuff. But I guess controversy is good for album sales and social media engagement (you'll see why in a minute), so fight on in the press, I guess? And fight on at the 2017 VMAs, because Swift debuted the video for her new single, "Look What You Made Me Do," and Perry did not introduce it. Here are what some people on the internet thought about that (and more).
That video introduction didn't go unnoticed...
Notice Katy didn't introduce Taylor's video. Swift must have demanded that! #VMAs— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) August 28, 2017
And Swift's video maybe made references to Perry.
Taylor holding up her Grammy when she knows damn well Katy has never won one is MAYBE the most petty thing I've ever seen?? #VMAs— michael brown (@boyinquestion) August 28, 2017
And a few fans thought that Swift wasn't brave enough.
"Taylor couldn't be here" well no, she just didn't have the balls to come and face Katy ... #VMAs— Camille® (@HerWonkEye) August 28, 2017
"Taylor couldn't be here tonight because Katy Perry." #vmas— Christian Zamora (@Christian_Zamo) August 28, 2017
Some thought that Swift was the winner here.
And many noticed that Perry ignored Swift's video.
Did Katy just refer to Taylor as Ed Sheeran's friend? #VMAs— 🦄 Sara Taylor🦄 (@TNCoverGirl) August 28, 2017
"Ed Sheeran's friend? Dead." Am I problematic or was that clearly Katy Perry shading Taylor Swift? #VMAs— Taylor Banks (@MsTaylorBanks) August 28, 2017
But there was mass agreement Perry wasn't a great host.
#VMAs I'm pretty sure Taylor is behind all of this katy being unfunny— Angel (@angelswilldream) August 28, 2017
Katy trying to shade Taylor after watching that Mv with that wig thing but Girl don't please u already ruined the whole #VMAs— lxxma1 (@lxxma1) August 28, 2017
Fucking Katy Perry ruined the #VMAs for me. Not because I love Taylor but because somebody played her with the script they gave her— C-3PO (@Ceeepm) August 28, 2017
I think at this point I'd prefer zombie Taylor Swift to Katy Perry as a host #VMAs— Chelsea Russo (@chelchelrusso) August 28, 2017
In case youre not eatching #VMAs -Katy Perry isn't funny, music in 2017 sucks, politics front and center, Taylor Swift video cool/ gaga-ish— Jason Wyckoff (@JRWYCKOFF) August 28, 2017
C'mon everyone, can't we all just get along?