“Rise”-ing to the occasion? Katy Perry picked an opportune moment to promote her new single “Rise” on Sunday night. The GRAMMY nominee took to Twitter amid some intense drama between her music industry nemesis, Taylor Swift, and power couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
“#RISE above it all,” the singer tweeted along with a link to her new single on iTunes.
The tweet happened shortly after Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired. In the episode the famous family focused on Kanye’s controversial single “Famous,” specifically Taylor’s knowledge of the song and the lyric about her.
Kim took to Snapchat shortly after the episode aired, posting videos of a phone conversation between Taylor and Kanye in which the “Blank Space” singer seemingly gushed about the tune. But soon after, Taylor clapped back on social media, posting a response of her own.
Katy and Taylor have been at odds since Taylor released her single “Bad Blood” and told Rolling Stone that it was about another female in the industry who allegedly stole dancers from her before a tour. The song has since been linked to the “Roar” singer.
Recently, Taylor’s ex, Calvin Harris, also got in on the beef, calling out Taylor for taking credit for writing his new hit song, “This Is What You Came Here For.”
Katy isn’t the only celeb weighing in on Sunday night’s drama. Selena Gomez took to Twitter, saying, “There are more important things to talk about… Why can’t people use their voice for something that f**king matters?” And Chloe Grace Moretz and Khloe Kardashian got into an ugly, NSFW back and forth.
Other stars took a more subtle approach. For instance, many fans pointed to Demi Lovato liking a tweet that read, “I LOVE KIM KARDASHIAN” as a slight toward Taylor.