Katy Perry Shuts Down Rumors About Fictional Taylor Swift Diss Track “1984”

Mike Wass | June 9, 2015 3:50 pm
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Yesterday (June 8), a blogger noticed that there was a song registered on music-licensing site BMI called “1984.” Nothing newsworthy there, right? Well, they also listed Katy Perry as the intended artist, and internet theorists immediately decided it was a response to Taylor Swift’s chart-topping diss track “Bad Blood.” Based solely on the title being similar to the former country queen’s 1989 LP. It was a total reach, but legitimate news sites picked up the story and it kind of became a thing.

Katy’s management quashed the viral fan-fiction today, however, by confirming that she has nothing to do with the song. “Katy Perry’s managers at Direct Management Group confirm that this story is completely false,” a representative told Billboard. “Katy Perry was not involved in writing, singing, recording or registering this song.” That’s that, then. In other (you know, factual) news, the hitmaker’s “Dark Horse” video has just passed one billion cumulative views. See her celebratory tweet below.

Should Katy still write a diss track? Have your say in the comments below.

[Via Billboard].

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