Stevie Nicks Tells Katy Perry Enough With Female Rivalry In Pop Music!


Put your hands up if you are so sick of hearing about twitter feuds, celeb feuds, rivalries, who’s hating on who etc etc. Why is that even news and why does the media perpetuate such tripe and feed it to us as “newsworthy”?!?!

Well here’s a story that will restore your faith in humanity, womankind, and the knowledge that we can be nice to one another.

Legendary frontwoman for Fleetwood Mac and major solo artist in her own right Stevie Nicks, is doing what not many women in the industry are willing to do. Befriend one of today’s biggest and most successful popstars. Nicks is apparently besties with the one and only Katy Perry, after Nicks was asked to do some narration on Perry’s ‘The One That Got Away’ music video. But the two songstresses only met in person for the first time in the fall of 2013 while they were both in London performing.

They got on like a house on fire and Katy was eager to ask about her solo career and how she beat out her rivals. The year was 1981 and Stevie Nicks had just released her first solo album ‘Bella Donna’.

“She said to me, ‘So when you did Bella Dona who were your rivals?’” Nicks told ABC News Radio. “And I was, like, speechless. I was, like, ‘I didn’t have any rivals.’ And she said, ‘Really? None?’ I said, ‘No…the girls in Heart [were] friends. Pat Benatar [was a] friend.”

The same question was asked to Perry, whose answer is indicative of this generation and how rumors are perpetuated.

“Well, it’s not us. It’s the Internet.” She also told Nicks about the way that fans of various female pop stars will sometimes pit one against the other in ways the singers themselves don’t condone.

Stevie Nicks’ advice is something we should all take heed of:

“I said to her, ‘Katy, let me tell you something. You don’t have any rivals. So forget that. Never say that word again,’” Nicks told ABC News Radio. “‘You don’t have rivals. All of those girls? Friends. You’ll probably work with all of them at some point. Friends.’”

Wow. Can all of us honestly think about all the girls we have ever had beef with and imagine being friends with them? How would our lives be changed if we chose to look past our differences and accept each other as unique individual women? This advice is not just for female popstars, but for females everywhere.

If we ever want to reach a level where we don’t stop our progression due to in-fighting and bitchiness (while the men stare as we tear each other down allowing them to stay at the top dammit!) perhaps we should be kind to one another more than we are bitchy, and consider each other friends, not foes.




  1. Oh, yeah, Stevie, has it right! And Katy is smart enough to see it, I’m sure. The media is the root of a lot of the problems out there today! They thrive on negativity!

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