Burying the hatchet? Demi Lovato praised Taylor Swift‘s new song “Cruel Summer” and called it “a jam,” despite the ladies having a history of not always getting along. However, it looks like the brunette beauty is ready to put any saltiness behind them.
“Life’s too short for women to not support other women,” the 27-year-old “Confident” singer wrote on her Instagram Story on September 2. “Especially when women release great music. Great job, [Taylor Swift].” Demi also added a clapping emoji and pink hearts.
Taylor, 29, has previously feuded with some heavy hitters in Hollywood — including Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Scooter Braun — but what’s the beef with the former Disney kid? The “Daddy Issues” songstress has repeatedly called Taylor out over the years, which led fans to believe that they simply don’t like each other.
After the blonde pop star donated $250,000 to Kesha during her legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke in 2016, Demi tweeted, “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.” She later commented on a fan page, captured by Just Jared, and allegedly wrote, “At least I’m talking about it. Not everyone has 250K to just give to people. Would love to but I didn’t grow up with money and def haven’t made as much as her … At least I speak up about s—t that’s uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7.”
Demi later seemingly addressed their feud the same year during an interview with Refinery29. “Listen, there’s nothing positive that comes from pitting women against each other … There are women that I don’t get along with, and that’s fine,” she admitted.
When Taylor released her “Bad Blood” music video, which was supposedly directed at Katy Perry, the former Sonny With a Chance star confessed that the concept of “the squad” didn’t really sit well with her. “I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment … We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, ‘Am I content with calling myself a feminist?’ Yes, because I speak out,” she told Glamour in their November 2016 issue, while noting that Taylor’s friend group — which included Gigi Hadid, Zendaya and Lily Aldridge — promoted a “not realistic” body image.
However, it seems like the past is in the past. Taylor and Demi may have a very non-shady future ahead of them!