Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Kesha/Katy Perry Feud Nobody's Talking About

Just two broke girls tryna make a name for themselves.

There's nothing I love more than a celebrity feud, especially between two pop stars, neither of whom I feel a particular allegiance to, thus allowing myself to enjoy the war without any true emotional investment. So imagine the sheer anger I felt when I stumbled upon evidence that points to a Kesha/Katy Perry feud AND IT'S NEVER BEEN REPORTED ON.

Let's backtrack a little bit, shall we? In 2005, Kesha signed to producer Dr. Luke's record label, but when he became too preoccupied with his own successes. So in the five years between she nabbed the deal and her debut album Animal actually saw the light of day in 2010, Kesha slummed it as a waitress, tried to score deals with other record labels, and became BFFs with Dr. Luke's newest toy, Katy Perry.

Dr. Luke never signed Katy to his label, but he did pen her 2008 smasher "I Kissed a Girl", the first in a long line of collaborations between the two. For the song's music video, Katy featured many of her close friends, including a then-unknown Kesha. In fact, if you watch Katy's 3D concert documentary Part of Me, you'll spot Kesha in a lot of the archive photographers from Katy's pre-fame days. The two spent a lot of time together.

A glitterless Kesha in Katy's "I Kissed a Girl" video.

So what went wrong? Well, while it's never been confirmed, Kesha is rumored to have dated Gym Class Heroes front man Travie McCoy. They even teamed up for the song "Want U Bad", which never saw an official release but has been making the rounds on the Internet for several years now.

Flashforward to 2010, when Kesha revealed on her official website that her song "Kiss N Tell", off her debut Animal, is "about finding out her boyfriend was cheating on her with a famous pop starlet who shall remain nameless."

Flashforward again to later that year, when Katy released her second album Teenage Dream after a split from her longtime beau Travie McCoy, whose crippling drug problem is reportedly the subject of "Circle the Drain".

The fact that there is no credible report to back this up could mean that it's all just a coincidence. After all, with how often the media makes things up, how could it fail to pick up on something so juicy? Still, you don't see these former gal pals hitting the town together anymore, now do you?


Taylor said...

Why do I need Perez Hilton, when I have Tommy Time!

Anonymous said...

Problem is Katy and Kesha hung out at awards shows after Animal and Teenage Dream. Kesha said in a radio interview in early 2013 that Katy was a good friend of hers. So, whatever went wrong happened just last year. I have a feeling Kesha's fued with Dr. Luke over lack of creative freedom and his bullying caused the problems between them. It's possible Katy has taken Luke's side and Kesha feels betrayed.