Uh-oh, did Rihanna totally just break girl code by working with Calvin Harris — the boyfriend of her BFF, Katy Perry’s, nemesis, Taylor Swift? HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on whether or not Ri and Katy are fighting over this awesome collaboration!
We can’t get enough of Rihanna, 28, and Calvin Harris‘ new song “This Is What You Came For,” but did the song totally take a toll on Rih’s friendship with Katy Perry!? After all, the “Roar” singer isn’t exactly besties with Calvin’s girlfriend, Taylor Swift, 26, which could make things a liiiittle awkward.
Luckily, Katy is all for the collaboration if it’s a boost for her BFFs career. “If it helps Rihanna and she isn’t dissing her, then Katy is totally cool with Rihanna working with anyone she wants to, even if it was Calvin or Taylor or John Mayer,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Katy can separate things because she knows you have to in the music industry.”
Katy and Taylor’s relationship has been on thin ice ever since Tay publicly called her nemesis out on the song “Bad Blood” in 2014 — she’s never flat-out admitted Katy is the subject, but we know. However, Calvin and Rihanna were pals and collaborators long before he started dating the 26-year-old in March 2015, so it makes sense that there’s a level of understanding on all cylinders here.
In fact, Taylor herself couldn’t be more excited about her man’s work with RiRi — she totally freaked out when the singer surprised the crowd during Calvin’s set at Coachella, and has been proudly promoting “This Is What We Came For” all week long. Maybe Rihanna can be the one who helps patch things up between Katy and Taylor?
Do you think Katy should be pissed at Rihanna for working with Calvin, HollywoodLifers?