Kendrick Lamar Would Very Much Like to Be Excluded from the Narrative of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's Feud

He doesn't have bad blood, despite being in the video.

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Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's feud is basically the Little Engine That Could of celebrity drama, and Kendrick Lamar wants no part of it. And while the rapper appeared in Swift's video for "Bad Blood," a song that is highly speculated to be about Perry, that doesn't mean he's Team Swift.

"No, I wasn't aware of that, bro," Lamar told Rolling Stone (opens in new tab) when asked whether or not he was "aware" that he seemed to be taking sides. "That's a great question. No! On the record, no. Which makes it even more funny now, for sure. That's far beyond my concern. I have to stay away from that, for sure. That's some real beef."

You probably know this feud like the back of your hand, but just in case you need a primer: it all started (opens in new tab) because Perry's backup dancer joined Swift's tour and then left. But Perry recently apologized (opens in new tab) and mused (opens in new tab) "I love her, I always have," so apparently everyone's letting bygones be bygones.


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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.