Perhaps we should’ve known it was too good to be true.
Earlier today, we reported that Katy Perry might be prepping a Taylor Swift "revenge song," which would serve as the latest salvo in the ongoing war between the two pop queens.
The song was to be titled "1984" – an apparent reference to Perry’s birth year, Swift’s album 1989, and maybe even George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel. Who knows!
Anyway, the song appeared on the website for the music publishing group BMI today, and social media immediately began buzzing with anticipation for an old-school musical throwdown.
There was a time when it looked like this thing was shaping up to be the next Biggie vs. Tupac, but with passive-aggressive Emojis instead of Glocks.
Fans had been waiting for this ever since it was confirmed that Swift’s "Bad Blood" was a diss song targeted at Perry. There were even rumors that Perry teamed up with John Mayer to help her write a response track that would tear Taylor down.
Unfortunately, it now looks like Katy won’t be firing back in song form. Not yet, anyway.
Reps for Perry issued a statement today saying that the news about "1984" is "completely false."
“Katy Perry was not involved in writing, singing, recording or registering this song," the statement said.
Bummer. This might be the most disappointing thing Katy has been involved with since she let that damn Left Shark go rogue with the choreography.