Katy gushed about her gal pal in an Elle interview later that year, saying, "I love her, and every time I see her, I'm reminded of the light that she has." She went on to say: "I know a lot of people out there with the most detrimental entourages — they are the root of their demise. It's really unfortunate but you can't save these people. My days of celebrity saving are over."
The two pop stars buried the hatchet, as Rihanna shared a photo via Instagram of the two hanging out in August 2013, and we last saw them together at the Grammys in 2015. That same year, Katy came to Rihanna's defense after her "B*tch Better Have My Money" video was snubbed at the VMAs, and after Rih's ANTI album dropped in January 2016, Katy took to Twitter to praise her pal's project.