Is Taylor Swift's Spotify return part of Katy Perry feud?

KHOU 11's Doug Delony reports

The Bad Blood continues.

Taylor Swift made her music available to stream once again late Thursday night as pop rival Katy Perry was releasing her new album Witness. Coincidence? We think not.

Although Swift cited her album 1989 selling over 10 million copies worldwide as the reason for returning to the streaming services (after famously boycotting said services in 2015), fans speculated that the divas had some drama for years, especially after Swift released Bad Blood in 2015 and told Rolling Stone it was about another female artist.

Perry’s new single Swish Swish is also believed to be a diss track directed towards the Blank Space singer.

Swift previously pulled her music from streaming service Spotify, publicly protesting the way the service compensated artists in an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal:

"Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is."

Swift allowed Apple Music to feature her music, but only after successfully petitioning for a change in the service's pay structure. 

Swift's management team announced on social media Thursday evening that the singer will bring her entire collection back online in honor of her album 1989 selling over 10 million albums and earning the Recording Industry Association of America's "100 Million Song" certification. 

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/kcpY03qHLp

— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) June 8, 2017

The prestigious certification recognizes artists who have sold 100 million song units. 

💯 Million Song Awards @taylorswift13! Congratulations🍾! pic.twitter.com/F800dIQObP

— RIAA (@RIAA) June 8, 2017

Taylor Swift has officially been certified for moving 100 million song units https://t.co/rvnLAsVP5j pic.twitter.com/6eIiUw4mQk

— billboard (@billboard) June 8, 2017

A representative for Swift told Billboard her songs would be available on Tidal, Amazon and Pandora. 

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