A source close to the pals told The New York Daily News (via Monsters and Critics), “They’re barely talking and ever since the couple reunited, there has been tension between them. Katy has been spending a lot of time with pals Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Katy fears Rihanna is making a huge mistake and doesn’t want to be part of it.”
This report conflicts with one from March, in which Perry seemed on board with the pairing. “Katy and Rihanna are best friends,” a source said at the time. “Katy will support anything that Rihanna does. Rihanna has been there for Katy through everything and they want the other to be happy.”
It’s a decision that reportedly has Perry concerned for her friend, and it’s not the first time the friendship has been strained because of Brown.
“We’ve had dinner, and that’s about it. I didn’t reach out to her after the incident,”she told MTV News in 2009 of Brown’s assault on Rihanna. “I think she is doing fine. I don’t know. Her personal life has probably already been blown out of proportion. I don’t really have to go into that. I’m sure she probably wants a break.”