Taylor Swift criticised for 'immature' music release alongside Katy Perry album
The singer was accused of being “immature” and “petty”.
Singer Taylor Swift has come under fire for releasing music on Spotify on the same day as her pop nemesis Katy Perry unleashed her album.
The pair have had a frosty relationship since rowing over backing dancers.
But the timing of Swift’s decision has sparked a backlash, with the singer accused of being “immature” and “petty”.
Swift, who pulled her songs from the streaming giant in 2014, said she wanted to put her back catalogue of songs on Spotify to “thank” her fans.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/kcpY03qHLp— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) June 8, 2017
Swift had been one of the most popular artists on the service when she pulled out, after saying “it’s my opinion that music should not be free”.
Some people were unimpressed with Swift’s timing – coming on the same day as Perry released new album Witness.
taylor swift's the kind of person who'd go into labor at someone else's baby shower or announce her engagement during someone else's wedding— aillah (@thranduiIien) 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
I have no loyalty with any artists on music but after what Taylor Swift just did, I'm listening to Katy perry's new album.— Marie (@Jazzdragon) June 9, 2017
But others were more impressed:
honestly Taylor Swift coming back to Spotify is the best thing that's happened to me all year— haley (@HaleyyyEvans) June 9, 2017
Taylor Swift is putting all her music back on Spotify tonight and I couldn't be more thankful #blessed— Ellie Zucker (@elzucks) June 9, 2017
Taylor Swift is putting her music back on Spotify and that's probably the best news I've gotten in a while tbh.— Shelby (@shelbymaine) June 9, 2017
Perry recently admitted that the feud between the chart stars was real.
“There is a situation. Honestly, it’s really like she started it and it’s time for her to finish it,” the Roar singer told James Corden on the Late, Late Show.
“She writes a song about me and I’m like ‘OK, cool, cool, cool. That’s how you wanna deal with it?’ Karma.
“I’m ready for that BS to be done.”