Are Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande really feuding? That's the bogus claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the supposed battle, and we can set the record straight.
"Ariana vs. Taylor: Secret Catfight" reads a headline in the latest issue of Life & Style. The accompanying article quotes a "source" as saying, "Taylor has been watching Ariana's massive success over the past year, and she can't help but feel jealous. Now she's plotting to get back on top." Swift released the new song "ME!" this past Thursday at midnight, and according to the outlet, part of her reason for making new music is to outshine Grande.
The alleged insider further contends that Swift had been "lying low" to please her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, but now "she's worried people have forgotten about her." The questionable tipster adds, "She sees other likes Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato stepping back from their careers for health reasons and losing fans in the process, and that scares her."
The seemingly phony source goes on to say that Swift is now determined to get back into the spotlight seeing how Grande's popularity is on the rise. "Ariana's really connecting on social media, which irks Taylor because she feels like that's her thing," adds the suspicious insider. "They share many of the same fans, so Taylor considers her direct competition."
The magazine's article is very dramatic, and it's also entirely untrue. Swift released new music this week because she's a musician, not because she's trying to dethrone another pop star. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the singer, who laughed off the tabloid's ridiculous tale. We're assured there's no animosity or jealousy between Swift and Grande, nor are the two in any sort of feud.
Unfortunately, we're not surprised by the magazine's false report. Gossip Cop busted Life & Style last year for wrongly maintaining Swift was secretly engaged to Alwyn and planning a wedding. That's not the case. That inaccurate story came on the heels of another one about Swift and Alwyn having a summer wedding in Nashville. As time has proven, the couple didn't tie the knot last summer.
Meanwhile, Gossip Cop also called out the tabloid last year for insisting Grande and Pete Davidson were having a baby together. The ex-couple broke up shortly after we debunked the story. It's clear the unreliable magazine doesn't have any insight into either singer's life. This latest report about Swift and Grande being in a showdown is nonsense.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.