Fans have called shade on Taylor Swift after she announced she was re-releasing her entire music catalogue on Spotify – which comes with some ‘suspicious’ timing.
That’s because her rumoured nemesis Katy Perry has released her fifth album ‘Witness’ today as well.
Katy and Taylor have allegedly been wrapped up in a feud for some years now, stemming from a disagreement over backup dancers. According to the rumours, Katy accused Taylor of mistreating the dancers, who’d worked for both stars.
Yesterday, Taylor’s management announced on Twitter that she would be releasing her back catalogue to streaming services ‘at midnight’.
While some fans were excited to see Taylor’s music back on streaming sites, the move appeared to be considered ‘contrived’ by others because of the high-profile release of Katy’s album which was announced nearly a year ago, according to Daily Mail.
Katy also ran a promotional collaboration with Spotify in February.
Taylor’s withdrawal from the Spotify came in 2014 when she refused to release her 2012 album Red on the streaming service, criticising the fact artists received just $0.006 and $0.0084 per song.
In other news: Taylor Swift putting all her music back on Spotify on Katy Perry release day? SHAAAAAADE.
— Juno Dawson (@junodawson) June 9, 2017
Taylor Swift: "My team and I don't work our butts off for our music to be free"
*Katy Perry releases #WITNESS*
Taylor Swift: pic.twitter.com/OmenrH9fe0
— francisco (@mystifiedcisco) June 9, 2017
taylor swift putting her music back on spotify because katy perry is releasing her album tonight is the level of petty i aspire to be
— jaz (@jasmynexvi) June 9, 2017
katy perry: the countdown starts now make sure to stream my album on spotify toni…
taylor swift: pic.twitter.com/Y0LTw9CObH
— esquizobruno (@tudobombruno) June 9, 2017
I aspire to be as petty as taylor swift releasing her discography for streaming the weekend katy perry's album drops
— Dominic Riccitello (@DominicScott) June 9, 2017
Taylor’s last album, titled ‘1989’ was released back in 2014. It included the song ‘Bad Blood’ which was rumoured to be all about her feud with Katy, although this has never been confirmed.
And on the flipside, Katy’s new album includes the song ‘Swish Swish’, which is understood to be a track against Taylor.
Why can’t everybody just get along?