INGLEWOOD, CA – MARCH 05: Singer Katy Perry attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner’s TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

 

Katy Perry has a habit of talking about Taylor Swift. A lot.

Take her episode of Car Pool Karaoke with James Corden, when she could have easily asked Corden to steer clear of the subject – it was meant to be all about Katy, after all.

Or the countless interviews in which she’s discussed the pair’s feud at length, such as this one. Meanwhile Swift has stayed almost completely silent.

AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 22: Singer/songwiter Taylor Swift perfoms onstage during the Formula 1 USGP on October 22, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by John Shearer/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)

While still one of the most popular artists of our time, in recent years Katy has failed to reach the career highs she was once accustomed to. Her last album, Witness, received mixed reviews from critics and lacking staying power in the music charts.

So, it makes sense: a collaboration with her former frenemy could be her catapult back to relevance at a time with solo female artists like Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus and Camila Cabello threaten to knock her off her perch.

Perry made her desire painfully clear as she walked the red carpet at the iHeartRadio Music Awards this week, moments behind Swift.

When asked if a collaboration with Taylor was on the horizon, she replied:

“I’m open—open, open, open.”

Four times, just in case you missed it the first, second or third time.

Your move, Taylor.

thoughts?