Back in 2013, prior to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s long feud and during an iHeartRadio listening party for “Prism,” a fan innocently asked Perry what she kept in her purse (via E! News). Certainly, they didn’t expect Perry’s answer to be “locks of hair of two fellow pop stars,” but, alas, that was the answer Perry gave.
“One of the first times I went to the Grammys, I got to share a dressing room with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift,” Perry explained, “and I asked them for a lock of their hair from each one of them, which is totally creepy, but awesome.” Perry took things one step further, finding a way to differentiate between the two locks of hair. “I put little bows on them individually and put them in my purse. And that was my little secret and I’m a freak!” Perry added.
As for Perry and Cyrus, the pair’s friendship appears to be going strong. “She’s been a friend of mine for a really long time,” Cyrus said in 2017 (via Vanity Fair). “We were actually just realizing the other day that next year, we’ll have been friends for 10 years.” According to Cyrus, Perry even wrote her breakthrough hit “I Kissed A Girl” about her.
Given the number of songs Perry, Swift, and Cyrus have inspired in each other, we can only hope the three will collaborate on a track — and that Perry will reveal where those locks of hair are now.