It was announced on Thursday that Taylor Swift would re-release her catalogue of music on Spotify, three years after boycotting the music sharing service.
While fans rejoiced at the news, others were quick to spot the 26-year-old songstress' choice to release her music from midnight on 9th June coincided with the release of her long-time nemesis Katy Perry's fifth album, Witness.
According to mailonline.com, critics and fans weighed in on the scenario with many blasting Taylor on Twitter for being 'petty and immature' while others lauded the move - made shortly after Katy insisted the songstress was trying to 'assassinate her character'.
On Thursday, June 8th Taylor Swift's management announced via Twitter that she was releasing her entire back catalogue of songs to all streaming services at midnight, having previously launched a smear campaign against the service.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/kcpY03qHLp— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) June 8, 2017
The move appeared to be considered contrived by many due to the high-profile release scheduled for the slot, for Katy's album Witness was first announced nearly a year ago before running a promotional collaboration with Spotify in February.
Billboard reports Swift removed her music from Spotify in 2014 around the release of 1989, a Grammy-winning multi-hit pop album. No streaming service besides Apple Music was able to stream it. Swift allowed Apple to stream it after the music platform decided to pay artists royalties during its free three-month trial.
Swift's hits include "Shake It Off," ''We Are Never Getting Back Together" and "You Belong With Me."