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After Swift’s representative confirmed to People magazine that the award-winning pop star wrote her then-boyfriend Calvin Harris’s hit “This Is What You Came For,” Harris took to Twitter.
First, he retweeted a link to the People article, adding, “And she sings on a little bit of it too ... Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual.”
But his praise was followed by apparent frustration.
I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
“Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though,” he added, in an apparent reference to Swift wanting to remain anonymous on the track.
Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
Harris didn’t stop there — and in a subsequent tweet, he invoked Perry.
“I know you’re off tour and you need someone to try and bury like Katy ETC but I’m not that guy, sorry. I won’t allow it,” he continued.
About two hours later, Perry tweeted without commentary a gif of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee looking exasperated and shrugging her shoulders.
I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
Please focus on the positive aspects of YOUR life because you've earned a great one— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) July 13, 2016
Perry also retweeted herself from 2015: “Time, the ultimate truth teller.”
Time, the ultimate truth teller.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 9, 2015
The feud with Perry allegedly inspired Swift's hit song “Bad Blood.”