In a new interview with GQ, Taylor Swift once again addressed the true target of "Bad Blood," long believed to be about Katy Perry. Though Taylor has never actually named names, conspiracy theorists settled on Katy last year when Taylor told Rolling Stone that the song's perpetrator tried to "sabotage an entire arena tour" by hiring away her crew. Katy indirectly confirmed this when she tweeted, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing," but still, Taylor remained silent. Now, Taylor implies that she just wanted to make it clear it was about a friend so that her ex wouldn't get the wrong idea.
"You're in a Rolling Stone interview, and the writer says, 'Who is that song about? That sounds like a really intense moment from your life.' And you sit there, and you know you're on good terms with your ex-boyfriend, and you don't want him—or his family—to think you're firing shots at him. So you say, 'That was about losing a friend.' And that's basically all you say. But then people cryptically tweet about what you meant. I never said anything that would point a finger in the specific direction of one specific person, and I can sleep at night knowing that. I knew the song would be assigned to a person, and the easiest mark was someone who I didn't want to be labeled with this song. It was not a song about heartbreak. It was about the loss of friendship."
But as GQ's writer points out, nobody ever thought that song was about a guy, because Taylor specifically said it was about someone who interfered with her business dealings and very few people are powerful enough to interfere with Taylor Swift's business dealings. Taylor held fast, though, asserting that people would have made the guy assumption had she not steered them in a different direction. "So I don't necessarily care who people think it's about," she explained. "I just needed to divert them away from the easiest target. Listen to the song. It doesn't point to any one person or any one situation ... It was important to show that losing friendships can be just as damaging to a person as losing a romantic relationship."
In conclusion, she's still not talking. New working theory: The song is written from the perspective of Meredith Grey on the day Taylor got Olivia Benson. Meredith tried to get Taylor to call it "Cat Blood," but Taylor said no. In revenge, Meredith will sit on Taylor's head at night until the end of time.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.