In March 2018, OK!, asserted producers of American Idol told Katy Perry to stop being raunchy on the show. The tabloid insisted Perry was “already getting complaints” about her “awkward judging comments” and the show’s producers were “keeping Katy on a tight leash.”
An alleged insider further claimed the producers “flip out” if Perry shows any sort of “diva behavior.” For example, Perry flirting with some of the male contestants. But Perry did not have a “diva” attitude nor was she “kept on a short lease.”
Later, NaughtyGossip.com purported the producers of the show were going to replace Perry with Taylor Swift. The unreliable website claimed the show wasn’t happy with Perry and planned to fire her after the first season was done.