Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Katy Perry would somehow diss Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, and in her recent cover story with Billboard, she addresses the claims with subtlety.
When asked about her beef with Swift, Perry responded, "If somebody is trying to defame my character, you're going to hear about it."
The drama has been going on since last year, when Swift described a female musician as her "straight-up enemy" in a Rolling Stone profile. She said that the star tried to "sabotage" Swift's arena tour. "She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me," Swift said. "And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational –- you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it." After the story came out Perry tweeted, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing," which many fans took as a subtweet in reference to Swift.
There's no evidence that Perry will actually take a swing at Swift on national television in front of millions of people, but her halftime show will definitely include Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott, so that's a plus.
Head over to Billboard for more on Perry's Super Bowl halftime show.