Katy Perry Lands Her Third ‘Elle’ Cover, Calls Taylor Swift a ‘Sweetheart’

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Pop Star Shade War
More details on Katy Perry's feud with Taylor Swift.
Hot on the heels of her record-breaking halftime performance at the Super Bowl, Katy Perry has landed herself another esteemed gig.

Gracing the front of Elle‘s March 2015 issue, the “Dark Horse’ singer has landed her third cover for the fashion magazine. With her signature dark locks in a sleek ballerina bun, the 30-year-old sits pretty — quite literally — in a Giambattista Valli number with Chanel earrings.

In the accompanying cover story, the songstress spills the beans on some of her pop contemporaries, including alleged musical rivalTaylor Swift.

“You’ve got to name someone the villain, someone the princess, someone the mom-, the dad-type—you know there always have to be characters,” she says, when asked what roles her fellow singers would play if they were cast in a soap opera. “As pop figures, we’re all characters. And the media uses that. Who is the sweetheart, who is the villain? You know. Taylor’s the sweetheart. Kanye [West]‘s the villain. That’s the narrative.”

Perry also couldn’t help but to gush about Grammy winners Beyoncé and Adele.

“Oh my God. I’m such a big Beyoncé fan,” she says. “Adele is so real and couldn’t care less about the trappings of fame. She came to a show at the Hammersmith Apollo in England and stole my after-show burrito. She’s like [heavy British accent],’How the fuck did you get a burrito in England?'”