"Claws Out, Paws Up!" With that and just a handful of tweets, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry established that they support each other musically and they have nothing but respect for each other's passionate fans.
The nonexistent feud brewing between the pop stars came from the fact that the singers' new singles were scheduled to be released just days apart. Due to a leak, however, Gaga's "Applause" and Katy's "Roar" both debuted Monday, and boy, did the catty headlines pop up quickly.
But really, there was no truth to any ill will between the vocalists. But Mother Monster didn't want to just ignore the B.S. and let the dust settle on its own—she wanted to clear things up! She explained to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM show Tuesday this was because she was "really bothered" by the media pitting her against Katy.
"Because look, we both just happened to want to put our singles out within a week of each other," she said. "And it's not necessarily convenient for everyone and may be a little bit awkward…But we don't need to force-feed this negativity into it until everyone explodes."
"I really like Katy Perry," Gaga added, "and I like her fans."
So before any battles could break out between the Little Monsters and the KatyCats, Gaga made sure to "put an end to [conflict] before it started."
That's a smart lady looking out for her Monsters. It was Gaga's devoted fans, too, who helped inspired her to write "Applause."
"When I was finishing the tour, I was physically breaking," she explained. "I was in a lot of pain, but didn't know where really. Anyone that's a performer and does these world tours, will tell you your body goes through a tremendous amount of stress, and I didn't know what was wrong … I have a strong threshold for pain, so I kept slapping myself saying, 'Get it together'…and I was going crazy cause my moves didn't feel the same and…the only thing that kept me going was the applause…and I was able to drown out the pain and finish the show."