Celebrities Who Can't Stand Katy Perry

Katy Perry might be a teenage dream, but to some of her colleagues in Hollywood she's become more of a nightmare. In a world where feuds develop practically overnight, and something as small as a misunderstood tweet can start a media frenzy pinning two celebs against each other, it's understandable that most major celebrities would rack up more than a few haters. Perry is no exception, and has certainly made some enemies along her journey toward fame. These are just a few celebrities who can't stand this California gurl.

Taylor Swift

We all know Taylor Swift isn't exactly begging Perry to rejoin her girl squad, but perhaps it's about time the two squashed their beef. It seems to have all fallen apart when Perry infamously stole Swift's dancers mid-tour. According to Lockhart Brownlie, who did an interview with The Examiner, he and two other dancers were working with Perry for more than two years on her California Dream world tour. When the tour came to an end, he and the others auditioned to dance on Swift's tour and were soon working with another pop princess. After just six months, Perry called up her former dancers inviting them to join her on another tour for her new album "Prism," which they all quickly agreed to. Brownlie even stated he wasn't dancing much on Swift's tour and grew bored. It was this occurrence that ultimately caused a rift in Perry and Swift's friendship.

From there things seemed to spiral out of control, as Swift spoke out in interviews about how she felt Perry was out to sabotage her tour by hiring people out from under her and may have even wrote "Bad Blood" about her ex-friend. Perry shot back with her own song, "Swish Swish," which she continues to claim isn't about anyone in particular but seems to tell her side of the story. Swift continues her sales method with her most recent single, "Look What You Made Me Do," where she takes several blows at others in Hollywood she has feuded with.  


In the world of pop music, Swift and Perry are certainly on top of their game, but before their songs were sitting pretty in the top spots of the biggest music charts in the industry, everyone was getting the party started with Pink's biggest hits playing in the background. So, it only makes sense for an interviewer to ask Pink to weigh in on the Perry-Swift drama, since her opinion on all things pop is so important. At least that's what one of London's radio personalities at KISS FM Studio (via Daily Mail) felt when interviewing the punky pop star recently, when he decided to ask her to choose a side.

Pink responded saying, "Taylor, is that okay? You can't win no matter what you say, anyway. Everyone wakes up offended." That certainly is true, and while Pink didn't come straight out to say that she isn't a fan of Perry's, she has certainly made her choice in regards to the seemingly never ending feud between Swift and Perry.

Miley Cyrus

They smile for the cameras but are quick to trash one another in the media. Miley Cyrus and Perry's relationship is the classic representation of what frenemies look like, and it has only gotten worse over the years. The friendship began in 2008 when Cyrus was just 15, and Perry, who is 8 years her senior, claimed her hit song "I Kissed a Girl" was about the underage Hannah Montana star and even invited her to attend the VMAs with her. Since then, the two can't seem to avoid the controversial headlines.

Recently, Perry went to get a glimpse of Cyrus in concert — who decided to take advantage of the situation and make some waves in the media. With Perry in the front row, Cyrus came over for a kiss during one of her songs, seemingly playful, according to E! News. When the two locked lips however, Cyrus slipped her the tongue and Perry wasn't having it. "God knows where that tongue has been. We don't know! That tongue is so infamous," Perry explained on the Australian talk show Sunrise. Cyrus quickly took to Twitter to throw shade back writing, "Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT..been." Of course she was referring to Perry's ex John Mayer, who has bedded practically every gorgeous woman in Hollywood.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris was all set to open for Perry back in 2011 on her California Dreams Tour when he dropped out at the last minute blaming the tours production. Harris took to Twitter to let his fans down writing, "... her team suddenly moved the goalposts, and I was to appear on stage with no production." Even though his tweet seemed to throw more shade at Perry's crew than herself, she certainly took it personally and shot back at the DJ.

Perry replied to his tweet with a few of her own, listing all of the artists opening up for her on her tour who apparently had no problem performing regardless of these changes. She ended one of her tweets with, "... it's fine, I'm used to you canceling on me, it's become ur staple!" She also tweeted a slightly obnoxious announcement in regards to Harris' last minute cancelation to her Ireland and UK fans, to which many of them replied angrily, irrationally telling Harris to kill himself.

The feud has since been put to rest, for now at least. Perry recently collaborated with Harris, creating rumors that the two were bonding over their shared enemy, Swift. Perry cleared up these rumors on On Air With Ryan Seacrest, where she explained that she and Harris simply bumped into each other and he invited her to listen to some songs he was working on. "We'd had little falling outs here and there," Perry explained."... Eight years or so had passed. It was time to put all that behind us." 

Chief Keef

Hip hop artist Chief Keef released his breakout hit "I Hate Being Sober" in 2012, featuring Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent at just 17-years-old. Perry made it a point to let her fans know that she wasn't into the song by taking to Twitter to let everyone know that the lyrics made her "have serious doubt for the world." Reported by Billboard, Keef took some serious offense to the tweet, replying with threatened violence and profanities. Keef tweeted, "Dat b**** Katy Perry Can Suck Skin Off my D***. I'll smack The S*** out her." The rapper also said Perry would be targeted in his music in the near future.

Perry quickly made an attempt to take back her thoughtless tweet, claiming she hadn't known it was Keef's song and that she's actually a fan of his. She also tweeted, "I was really just having a general opinion on our generation's desire to be constantly intoxicated." Keef retweeted Perry's apology, but neglected to respond to it. He did end up referring to the pop star in his song "HaHa," however the lyrics were significantly less aggressive than his tweets were, hardly making it a diss song.

Lady Gaga

When Perry whipped out a mechanical horse and rocked green hair on her Prismatic World Tour, Lady Gaga couldn't help but notice the similarities. She even went as far as to take to Twitter writing, "It looks like green hair and mechanical horses are the thing now." Gaga is referring to the mechanical horse she rode on the red carpet of the American Music Awards a year prior to Perry's tour.

It seems that Gaga was having hard time being compared to the pop star after the two released singles on the same day, Gaga releasing "Applause" and Perry releasing "Roar." She spoke out about the comparisons at South By Southwest that year according to Billboard saying, "I don't know what the f***-all I have to do with Katy Perry. Our music is so completely different. I couldn't be more different, really. I really don't fit in pop music in a way, but I came through it and I'd like to think I changed it in some way so you can feel like you don't have to fit into a mold."

Maybe to prove her point, Gaga's SXSW performance was over-the-top and beyond controversial according to Us Weekly. During her performance, she had a vomit artist puke all over her and continued to sing covered in vomit. While this is certainly not something you'd see Perry doing on stage, the feud seems to have been one-sided as Perry never responded to Gaga's comments.

Ruby Rose

When Perry released "Swish Swish," she was quick to say the song wasn't about anyone in particular, however fans are convinced it's a response to Swift's diss song, "Bad Blood." It seems that Ruby Rose, who you might recognize from her role in Orange is the New Black as well as a member of Swift's girl squad, had forgotten about Swift's diss song when she took to Twitter to defend her bestie saying, "'Purposeful Poop' to 'bomb a petit' to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda..stop trying to make 'Wit..I mean 'fetch' happen."

Those who aren't Perry likely find this tweet more confusing than feud worthy, but here's the breakdown according to News. When Perry released her single "Chained to the Rhythm" she was quoted saying she hoped it would start a trend of "purposeful pop," which Rose twisted to "purposeful poop." The second part of her tweet refers to Perry's single "Bon Appetit," which wasn't received well by fans and critics. Sounds like Rose has been following Perry's career quite closely for a member of Swift's girl squad. She went on to take back what she said, claiming to always want to stick up for her friends but in this case she admits it wasn't her place to say anything.

Lily Allen

British pop star Lily Allen was far from pleased when she heard that Perry described herself as a skinnier version of Allen, calling their first meeting "frosty" on Capital FM (via Daily Mail). Allen also shot back at Perry for fat shaming her by taking digs at her music claiming Perry was discovered because of her. "She was signed by my label in America as, 'We need to find something controversial and kooky like Lily Allen.'" Allen went on to call Perry out for not writing her own music and called her lyrics "crass."

Perry addressed the feud in an interview with Us Weekly (via NME), where she sort-of apologizes by making light of her comment. "Yeah, I made a joke about [that] earlier this year," she told the magazine. "I was just kind of joking and trying to be funny. I didn't mean anything by it. Comedians are not necessarily to be taken super seriously." It may have been a joke to her, but it clearly wasn't taken that way by Allen.  

Bo Burnham

Comedian Bo Burnham goes beyond stand up by using his musical talents to sing his comedic acts. In a recent Netflix special Burnham refers to Perry several times in his song titled "Kill Yourself," where his hatred toward the pop star is vague at first. The comedian first refers to Perry's song "Roar" saying, "I'm just trying to make a simple point ... that life's toughest problems don't have simple answers. You shouldn't just be brave, you shouldn't just roar." If that's not clear enough, Perry makes her way into his lyrics again later in the song where he sings, "... if you search for moral wisdom in Katy Perry's lyrics, then kill yourself."

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Burnham explains why celebrities are often the inspiration behind his comedy saying, "In this weird way, it's me trying to advocate on behalf of the audience ... These people that we deify to be better than human, and then we're so happy when they get on late-night shows and act like human beings. Like, who gives a f***?" 

Travie McCoy

It's safe to say that Travie McCoy and Perry didn't exactly have the best breakup. The Gym Class Heros singer was smitten with Perry, even buying her a promise ring back in 2008 according to People. It seems that McCoy's drug addiction contributed to the couple's split, a problem he was open about after going to rehab. Perry made the reason behind their split even clearer in her song "Drain," which is said to be about her ex. The lyrics are cruel with lines like, "You fall asleep during foreplay/ 'Cause the pills you take are more your forte," and "You think you're so rock and roll, but you're really just a joke/ Had the world in the palm of your hands/ But you f***ing choked." Ouch! McCoy claimed to not have heard the song when speaking to MTV News, but made sure to say, "I'm just stoked that she finally has a song with some substance on her record. Good job."

His response might sound harsh, however after coming clean regarding the details of their break up on Behind the Music (via Contact Music), it's clear that McCoy has earned the right to be bitter. According to him, Perry ended their relationship in an email. "It started off with 'I love you so much I hate to do this...' Someone that you are ready to spend the rest of your life with sends you a f***ing email just s**ting on your whole parade. It destroyed me." He also talks about how Perry's career blew up while they were together, making him feel like a stepping ladder for her career.

Linda Perry

Singer, song writer, and record producer Linda Perry is sick of crappy music, and in her opinion that means anything released by Perry. In an interview with Heath Daniels (via E! News), she discussed how much the music industry has changed over the years and how many artists, including Perry, focus on releasing quantity over quality songs which results in fewer record sales. "It's going to sound like s*** and who cares about buying that record? So people download the single and then that's it."

Linda has written hit songs for dozens of pop stars including Pink, Christina Aguilera, and Gwen Stefani, so her opinion isn't one to simply dismiss. She went on to make it clear that she doesn't hate Perry's music, she just doesn't feel like it holds any substance. "She's just giving, you know, microwave popcorn for you to feast on right at this moment. You know, that's it. And that's what she wants to do obviously. She's not looking to change the world musically." Lisa blames Perry and artists like her for the turmoil of the business side of the music industry. Perry seems to have taken to Twitter to respond, claiming the lyrics to her songs require detective work.

Ryn Weaver

Rising songstress, Ryn Weaver, took to Twitter to describe Perry bullying her after her performance at Coachella. The series of now deleted tweets were instigated by Perry's tweet in support of Hillary Clinton, to which Weaver called "ignorant" and "funded." She then went on to describe meeting the pop star, and enduring some seriously immature moves on Perry's end. The tweets describe a disturbing meeting between the two where their separate groups of friends were introduced to each other after Weaver performed. "Anytime I spoke she started turning her head around pretending she heard something... Then said '[do] u hear something?' While staring at me.."

That's strange, but it actually gets far worse as her tweets continue. "Then came w us to drake and stared at me the WHOLE SHOW.. Then any time I caught her eye out of my periphery she proceeded to alert her entire posse saying 'that ryn weaver girl is soooo obsessed with me' loud enough for my entire group of friends to hear... While talking why the WHOLE NIGHT loud enough for me to hear.. After pretending I didn't even exist." Perry never officially responded to Weaver's tweets, but Daily Mail reported that she posted a cryptic quote on Twitter that could be related to the incident.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand was caught directing insults toward his then wife Perry in the documentary, Brand: A Second Comingwhich was filmed during he and Perry's brief marriage according to Daily Mail. In the film he often spoke about how unhappy he was saying, 'I'm associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity. That's the very sea we're swimming in, 'Oh, who's he?' ... 'He's married to Katy Perry.'"

After they split, Perry often wound up in Brand's comedy. At a show at London's Soho Theatre Daily Mail reported he said in his act, "When you're a monk, you're not allowed to have sex with anyone. When you're married, it's one person. That's one more than a monk. It's not that different." Then later, referring to Perry, he said "I'd be having sex thinking, 'Think of anyone, anyone else.'"

When asked by Howard Stern about his sex life with his ex, Brand responded rather harshly saying, "She was very willing to do wheelchair porn," according to Daily Mail. He also spoke to Stern about what it was like for him after splitting from his wife comparing his sex life to food. "Like if you've been on a diet of rice for awhile and then suddenly Willy Wonka said, 'I need you to run my chocolate factory.'" As for Perry, she told the Daily Telegraph that she hadn't spoken to Brand since he texted her about their divorce, nor does she feel the need to talk to him.