There are some feuds so fiery and passionate that they never really die. One such feud is the millennia-old rivalry between The Lord of Darkness and Tilda Swinton. A more contemporary example, however, began several years ago, when pop singer who’s inching ever-closer to “too old for this shit” Katy Perry allegedly “stole” backup dancers from ex-BFF Taylor Swift’s Red tour, thereby firebombing their previously idyllic friendship in such an unforgivable way that Taylor co-wrote a song about her called “Bad Blood.”

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After the song’s release, Perry and Swift continued making vague references to their hatred of one another in several interviews and in cryptic social media posts, but neither did anything truly groundbreaking in the feud sphere until this week.

The vengeful, childish cheer that is the chorus of “Bad Blood” contains the line, “Cause baby now we got bad blood, you know it used to be mad love, so take a look what you’ve done, ‘cause baby now we got bad blood.”

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Though E! News points out that Mad Love is a follow-up to her 2015 scent, Mad Potion, it wouldn’t surprise me if Mad Potion was the first step in a long con meant to make Mad Love look like an accident. If I were famous, I would spend roughly 50 to 55 percent of my mental energy thinking of ways to begin/prolong a feud with Taylor Swift. Wouldn’t you?


Images via Getty/Katy Perry.