Katy said at the time she received an email — probably from an agent or manager — about Billie. “[The person] sent me an email one time that was like, ‘Hey, check out this new artist,'” Katy said in a video posted by 102.7 KIIS FM.
“I’d really like us to work with her because she was working with me for Unsub [record label].'”
Katy then checked out the song and video, which at the time blew up overnight. “It was a song called ‘Ocean Eyes,’ and it was just a blonde girl,” she said.
“I was like, ‘Meh, boring.'”
But then Katy made this face, mocking her own decision.
“Big mistake. Huge mistake,” Katy said, straining her voice. “Don’t let this hit the internet.”
I personally love how Katy can joke about the missed opportunity. And it looks like it all worked out — the two met at Coachella in 2019:
There ya have it — love them both!
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