Katy Perry has been pretty darned determined to stay on top of her feud with Taylor Swift, spilling the deets around the years-long sitch and even claiming that the “Bad Blood” singer tried to “assassinate” her character. But now, after Swift popped her entire back catalogue onto streaming services the same day that Perry released her new album (ouch!), she’s decided to try to finally quell the feud by offering an apology… but it’s not what you’d expect.

Katy Perry

“I am ready to let it go,” the 32-year-old told The Thrive Global Podcast. “I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did… I think it’s actually like, I think it’s time. There are bigger fish to fry, and there are real problems in the world. You know what I’m saying?” 100 percent valid. There are definitely larger issues that these two superstars could be putting their effort toward right now.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift

She continued, “I love her, and I want the best for her. And I think she’s a fantastic songwriter, and I think that if we, both her and I, can be representatives of strong women that come together despite their differences, I think the whole world is going to go like, ‘Yeah, well we can do this.’ I don’t know. Maybe I don’t agree with everything she does and she doesn’t agree with everything I do, but I just really, truly want to come together in a place of love and forgiveness and understanding and compassion.”

However, her apology included something that you might not expect. While saying that she’s sorry for anything she may have done in the past to upset Swift, she added, “and I hope the same from her.” Hmm. Not all apologies ask for an apology in return, so it will be interesting to see if Taylor Swift is ready and willing to reciprocate.

What do you think about Katy Perry’s apology? Do you think it’s appropriate for her to ask for an apology in return? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Cosmopolitan; photos via Handout + Larry Busacca/Getty)