"I mean, I can't say that I think that they don't sound similar," Bareilles told CBS Sunday Morning. "I've known Katy a really long time and we're friends. And at the end of the day, it was really only good for my song. So, thank you, Katy Perry for that!"
Bareilles brushed off the controversy earlier this year, saying that she only benefitted from the similarities.
"I was stoked. I was like, 'Great,'" she said. "I was like, 'You guys want to go get [mad] about something and buy my music, that's great.'"
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