Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015.
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. Reuters/L.E. Baskow

While Taylor Swift, 25, is dominating the charts with “Bad Blood,” a photo of her friends Lorde, 18, and Ellie Goulding, 28, hanging out with Katy Perry, 30, was released online. The song was reportedly about the bad blood between Swift and Perry, which the former has neither denied nor confirmed.

The photo was said to be posted by Lorde herself but the New Zealand singer and songwriter eventually deleted it. She and Goulding reportedly attended a recent girls’ night out, which was also attended by Perry, at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.

A source told E! News that Lorde posted the photo taken at the party in Los Angeles on Instagram but later on took it down. The source did not give further details about the photo while Swift has yet to comment on the issue.

In her previous interviews, Swift has refused to confirm whether or not “Bad Blood” is really about her and Perry, who are not on good terms. The country-singer-turned-pop-star recently told The Telegraph that she will never reveal who her collaboration song with Kendrick Lamar was about.

“I'm not giving them anything to write about,” Swift explained. “I'm not walking up the street with boys. I'm not stumbling out of clubs drunk. But I'm never going to talk about her in my interview. It's not going to happen.”

The “Bad Blood” music video stars Swift as Catastrophe and Goulding as Destructa X. Lamar, who plays Welvin Da Great, is the only male member of the predominantly female cast, which includes other artists such as Selena Gomez and Zendaya.

Meanwhile, “Bad Blood” is currently the number one song not only in the United States but also in Australia. The ARIA singles chart was previously dominated by “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace featuring G-Eazy. Now, the song is at number three after Swift and Lamar’s collaboration song nabbed the top spot and Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth ranked number two.

Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” is also in the ARIA singles chart at number four followed by Jessie J’s “Flashlight” at number five and David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” featuring Nicki Minaj and Afrojack at number six.

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