The Venn of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry

When the stars align, they gravitate towards either Taylor or Katy

Venn diagram of Taylor swift  and Katy perry

Illustration: Michael Li Preti

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s segregated circles only perpetuate the rumours of their rivalry. The message: either you’re with Taylor or you’re with Katy. Here’s who comes down where:


When Kanye crashed Taylor’s VMA speech, Bey relinquished her own winning moment to Taylor.

Ed Sheeran
Platonic manfriend known to join Taylor for jam sessions both musical and edible.

Karlie Kloss
The Marc Jacobs face has her own room in Swift’s New York apartment.

When Diplo tweeted, “Someone should start a Kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty,” Lorde zinged back “@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we’re at it.”

Selena Gomez
Despite some rough patches (that dark April when Selena unfollowed Taylor on Instagram), Selena is Taylor’s reigning Queen Bestie.


Miley Cyrus
“Miley is competitive with Taylor,” a source told Us Weekly.

Katy’s ex cryptically told GQ that “Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies and I know lots of secrets.” Tell it to your diary, snitch!

Historically tight with Katy.

Kanye West
He took “E.T.” from meh to magic and still has lots of thinly veiled disdain love for Katy.

Where worlds collide…

Cara Delevingne
Equally at home spontaneously harmonizing with Taylor as she is posing with Perry at the Chanel show.

John Mayer
Obviously Taylor’s evisceration of her ex, now Katy’s on/off boyfriend, in the epic “Dear John” doesn’t help.

Max Martin
The Swedish pop songwriter behind most of Katy’s hits most recently executive produced Taylor’s 1989.

Perry is reportedly being asked to perform at the Grammys this Sunday. Will the frenemies kiss and make up? Watch the 57TH Annual GRAMMY Awards, Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on City.