Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on the American Idol host’s popular radio show, Gaga decided to tackle the alleged feud head on. Here’s a portion of her exact quote…
"Because look, we both just happened to want to put our singles out within a week of each other. And it's not necessarily convenient for everyone and may be a little bit awkward…But we don't need to force-feed this negativity into it until everyone explodes. I really like Katy Perry, and I like her fans."
There are few things the media likes more than a good old fashioned feud between two women. Given the incredible timing with their releases, it's only natural writers would pit them against one another, but both of these ladies have so much on their plates, I highly doubt they’re worried about what the other is doing. Deep down, I’m sure each would like to sell more albums than the other, but that’s just a normal element of competitiveness. Neither of these girls slept with the other’s boyfriend or pissed in her cereal; so, there’s really no point in everyone manufacturing some lame conflict that doesn’t exist. Besides, it’s not like there isn’t some overlap between their fans, and I’m pretty sure anyone who wants to can afford to drop $10 on one album in October and $10 on the other in November.
In a separate call for togetherness and understanding, Gaga and Perry also did a little Tweeting earlier this week to support one another and put up a united front. You can check out their exchange below…
Wanna grab some shovels and fuck up some hackers? @katyperry excited to hear your ROAR, sorry to hear about your truck!— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 11, 2013
@ladygaga what a WILD weekend so far... claws out, paws up! Looking forward to puttin my hands up & making them touch too! ????????????— Katy Perry (@katyperry) August 11, 2013
That being said, we’ll still be sure to tell you who sells more copies when their LPs become available later this year.