Katy Perry: Taylor Swift is ‘setting such a great example’

Women supporting women. Katy Perry spoke out about “liking” her former rival Taylor Swift’s recent Instagram post.

“Of course,” Perry, 33, told reporters on Thursday, October 18, at the amfAR gala in Beverly Hills. “Because she’s setting such a great example.”

After long staying mum on the issue of politics, Swift endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. Perry was one of the more than 2 million Instagram users who liked the October 7 post.

“I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee,” the 28-year-old “I Did Something Bad” singer wrote at the time. “In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”

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It was all fun and games for Perry and Swift the at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2010. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Katy Perry addresses whether she'll involve the Taylor Swift feud in her Super Bowl Halftime performance, and reveals that Missy Elliot will be joining her on stage for her performance.

The "Trouble" singer got cozy with her longtime BFF Selena Gomez and Perry at the 2011 American Music Awards. Apparently, gold was the color of the evening. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2011/Getty Images for AMA)

The pair seemed pretty cozy at the show, 2011 American Music Awards despite the fact that they were both up for awards.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2011/FilmMagic)
Talk about a pop powerhouse! Singers Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift all popped a pose together at the 2011 American Music Awards. (Photo by Lester Cohen/AMA2011/WireImage)
It's all about happy faces. (Photo by Lester Cohen/AMA2011/WireImage)
The duo's friendship stretched all the way back to the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
Back in 2009, Kelly Clarkson and Miley Cyrus were also a part of the duo's inner circle. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Smile for the cameras! Swift, Perry and Cyrus looked like they had a blast together at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Perry pulled in the "Tim McGraw" singer and the former Disney princess in for a squeeze at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Taylor Swift and Katy Perry arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2011/FilmMagic)
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Swift went on to denounce one of Tennessee’s Republican candidates and has since continued encouraging her fans to vote in November.

Perry and the “Delicate” singer engaged in a feud for years after their friendship turned sour. The drama began in 2014 when two backup dancers left Swift’s tour to join the “Roar” singer’s tour. Though she didn’t call out the American Idol judge by name, the former country crooner once suggested that the two were “straight-up enemies.” The pop stars seemingly recorded diss tracks — “Bad Blood” and “Swish Swish” — about each other, too.

However, the former pals appeared to put their squabble behind them when Perry sent Swift an olive branch in May. “So I just got to my dressing room and found this actual olive branch,” Swift said in a clip on her Instagram Story at the time. “This means so much to me.”

The “Look What You Made Me Do” singer captioned the post, “Thank you Katy,” adding a pink heart emoji.

Perry first signaled she was ready to make amends in June 2017. “I am ready to let it go. I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her,” she told Arianna Huffington in an interview. “I love her, and I want the best for her. And I think she’s a fantastic songwriter, and I think that if we, both her and I, can be representatives of strong women that come together despite their differences, I think the whole world is going to go like, ‘Yeah, well we can do this.’”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Katy Perry attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Katy Perry attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Carmen Electra attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Carmen Electra arrives at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Rumer Willis attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Rumer Willis attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Heidi Klum attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Heidi Klum arrives at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Sarah Hyland attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Sarah Hyland attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Leslie Mann (L) and Judd Apatow attend the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Orlando Bloom attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Abla Sofy attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Robin Thicke and April Love Geary attend the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Robert Pattinson attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Robert Pattinson attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Lydia Hearst arrives at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Andy Garcia arrives at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Eve attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Victoria Justice attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2018 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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