To many, Taylor Swift appeared to have regained her wits today when she apologized for inserting herself into Nicki Minaj’s Twitter beef with the powers that be at the VMAs. And for the most part, Nicki did appear to let the “Bad Blood” singer off relatively lightly by accepting her apology, professing her love and suggesting that fans move on
But ever since Katy Perry joined the conversation yesterday afternoon, this Twitter feud has no longer been just about Taylor and Nicki, let alone the Video of the Year nominations process. Katy’s tweet was the opening of a new and very direct front in a personal war between two of the world’s best-known popstars. And in this particular war, Katy received her own unexpected vote of support today, when actress Camilla Belle tweeted an unsolicited response to Katy’s jab at Taylor.
Taylor and Joe Jonas fans will remember that Camilla was the woman who Joe allegedly dropped Taylor for during their younger and more formative years. In turn, Taylor is widely believed to have transformed that situation into her song, “Better than Revenge,” which contains some of the most scathing lines that Taylor’s ever written about a romantic rival: