With a new album on the horizon, Perry was asked whether she'd respond to Swift's trash-talking single with a song of her own.
"Well that's not my question to answer — if it's about me," Perry told EW. "I think [my new album is] a very empowered record. There is no one thing that's calling out any one person."
In her lengthy response, Perry then spoke generally about what her album is really about while delivering a clear message to any haters out there.
"One thing to note is: You can't mistake kindness for weakness and don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone," she said. "And that's not to any one person and don't quote me that it is, because it's not. It's not about that. Honestly, when women come together and they decide to unite, this world is going to be a better place. Period end of story."
"But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don't forget about that, okay, honey," she said with a laugh. "We got to keep it real, honey. This record is not about anyone else! This record is about me being seen and heard so that I can see and hear everyone else! It's not even about me! It's about everything that I see out there that I digest. I think there's a healing in it for me and vulnerability. If people want to connect and be healed and feel vulnerable and feel empowered and strong, God bless and here it is."
While Taylor never flat out said "Bad Blood" was about the "Bon Appetit" singer, their feud allegedly stemmed from Perry trying to hire back some of Swift's dancers. "She did something so horrible. I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.' And it wasn't even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour," Swift said of the tune in 2014.