On Friday night, Gaga responded to the release of historic texts between herself and Kesha, in which she called Perry "mean".
Gaga tweeted: ".@katyperry & I have grown up in the industry together. We’ve gone through both celebrations & differences w/ each other. These are old texts. We’ve matured, gotten over the past, love each other & share deep respect. Katy is my friend and is truly a kind soul. End of story. <3"
A few minutes later, Perry replied: "Love you too friend <3￼ Onward and upward".
The text messages were disclosed as part of court documents for the legal battle between Kesha and Dr Luke that started in 2014.
Kesha believed that Dr Luke had also sexually assaulted Katy Perry and that Perry was choosing not to speak about it.
"I was crying a lot today and needed my mom. I’m really upset with Katy Perry,” a text to Gaga obtained by Us Weekly read. “She could bring the whole thing to a head but she won’t.”
“She is probably really afraid to lose everything,” Gaga responded. “U are really strong standing up to him, she’s not as strong as u yet.”
“Your [sic] right. I need to find sympathy and empathy for her. she’s so mean. it’s hard,” Kesha replied. Gaga: “Do u want me to see if I can talk to her. I know she’s mean. … She makes me angry about sh*t [but] I just try to have empathy for her.”
Kesha declined Gaga’s offer, saying, “it’s not my battle.”
A spokesperson for Gaga commented: “These text messages paint a picture of one friend trying to help another through an extraordinary difficult time. They are several years old and in no way reflect Lady Gaga’s relationship with Katy Perry.
"These are private texts that — along with personal information from other high-profile individuals — have been publicly filed to generate media attention for this case.”
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