However, as Perry's "live" performance of her song Swish Swish was shown on TV screens across Australia, she was actually preparing to fly out of Sydney, according to photos released online.
This time Katy is calling Niall a "stage five clinger" and putting him on blast for appearing in nearly all the same places as she. Meanwhile, Horan also replied to the singer and added that he is just around everywhere. "He's always trying to like, get my number, to like, maybe flirt with me but I'm like, 'I could babysit you". Have you seen the movie The Graduate?
"Not going to lie, when she held my hand that was a highlight", the 20-year-old Queenslander said.
The 23-year-old British singer responded in an interview Friday with Australia's Daily Telegraph to Perry's claim this week that he is "always trying" to get her phone number. That's kinda what this feels like.
All kidding aside, Perry later gushed about the former One Direction singer, 23, saying, "Niall's wonderful, I love him, and I think we feel very connected in a way because I, like, helped him get through The X Factor to join his group".
During an appearance on Australian television show The Project, he said after being asked if he had a message to pass on to the United States singer: "Katy, please stop being mean to me!"
"I don't know what [Katy's] talking about, by the way". He added that Perry was just finding an excuse to patronize him and spread rumors about him when all he wanted was to be friends with her.
I mean, there was some smooching in the good ole "X-Factor" days.