Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun’s conflict is getting political. Scooter held a “fireside chat” at his home for presidential candidate Kamala Harris over the weekend with attendees including notable Braun allies like Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, but also Katy Perry, who you may recall literally squashed her beef with Taylor Swift in the “You Need to Calm Down” music video. Was she getting intel from the inside? Playing double agent? Or is she — gasp! — a genuine Harris supporter who won’t let industry drama keep her from expressing her political preference? Fans can’t decide on the truth. What they did decide on, however, is that Kamala Harris cannot be president.
The political turmoil comes after Taylor Swift revealed she was “grossed out” by the news that Scooter Braun now owned all of her masters (except those from her new album, Lover). The Tumblr post drew a line in the sand for pop stars and fans, with many choosing whose side they were on: Scooter’s or Taylor’s. Katy Perry is apparently Sweden. Now that Braun has publicly endorsed Kamala Harris in the Democratic primary, Swifties might just go all-in on Cory Booker, whom Swift personally thanked after he supported the Equality Act. Electoral college, schmectoral schmollege. The fate of the United States is in the hands of the Swifties.