Sara Bareilles and Katy Perry aren't rivals, despite rumors to the contrary. Earlier this year, music critics argued that Perry's "Roar" sounded like a ripoff of Bareilles' previously released hit "Brave." While the controversy died down quickly, the feud was fun in theory, Bareilles joked on the Thursday, Dec. 19, episode of E!'s Chelsea Lately.
"Honestly, it's so funny when that all came up. I mean, I was getting phone calls and there was just this barrage of chatter online," Bareilles recalled. "I've known Katy a really long time—we both came up here in L.A. together and played a hotel café together. We shared a hotel room at Sundance when we were on one of these hotel café trips. So she's been a friend of mine for a really long time."