The release of Lover, Taylor Swift’s new album, is imminent, and the rumors are flying. After turning bad blood into cookies and fast food with former nemesis Katy Perry, Swifties are wondering if the famously collaboration-happy Swift invited other pop stars to appear on Lover.
Rumors first began about an Ariana Grande-Swift duet and were later summarily dismissed, but the chatter persists. Words on the tweets have it that Perry and Selena Gomez are featured guests on Lover.
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More power to you
The rumor started, as many do these days, on a Swift fan account. According to Twitter user @blessedswifty, an alleged attendee at Swift’s secret listening party in London leaked the alleged gossip.
“There will be a Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Katy Perry collaboration,” says the account. Coming from these strong women, it is no surprise that the song is all about women’s empowerment.
Friends back together
Let’s examine the veracity of this rumor. Swift’s raison d’etre is all about empowering women, so the unknown song’s subject matter wouldn’t be a surprise.
Gomez and Swift have been close friends for a long time, and have never performed on a song together.
Gomez is also reportedly back in the studio, after attending to physical and mental health issues. It’s entirely possible that she might have recorded a guest bit for Swift while at the mic.
It’s in the wait
As far as Perry goes, we already know that the two had problems, and they appear to have solved them.
Their reunion was met with fanfare, and Swift and Perry hugged it out in the music video for You Need To Calm Down, while dressed as French fries and a hamburger, respectively. Was Perry’s appearance in the video a clue about a bigger collaboration? I guess we have no other option but to wait to find out for ourselves.