Though fans of both singers noticed a striking resemblance between Katy Perry’s “Roar” and “Brave” by Sarah Bareilles, there’s no feud on the horizon or any beef to speak of. This is according to Bareilles herself, who doesn’t think “Roar” rips her song off.
“I don’t feel like anything was taken from me artistically,” she tells HuffPo. “I wasn’t the one having any problems with it.” However, that doesn’t mean she wasn’t glad for the bit of controversy, adding, “I was like, ‘You guys want to go get (mad) about something and buy my music, that’s great.'” Whatever sells those records.
There were some that took it a bit far though, Sarah thinks. “To be totally honest, I was sort of disappointed in how aggressive fans were being about it. I don’t promote drama in my life and competition and stuff like that.” Bareilles even says she and Perry have tossed around the idea of burying the supposed “feud” once and for all, joking, “We actually talked about it. We’re like, ‘Should we just work on a mash-up and let everybody know we’re not mad at each other?'”
It would definitely sell more records.