Katy Perry Releases "Swish Swish" With Nicki Minaj–Is It approximately Taylor Swift? – eonline
Is this what a catfight sounds like?
Katy Perry‘s strange album, Witness, is now available for pre-order ahead of its June 9 release. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj, plus the “Chained to the Rhythm” (featuring Skip Marley) and “Bon Appétit” (featuring Migos).
The song was released at midnight, and fans are already speculating that it’s approximately Perry’s nemesis Taylor Swift . final week, Perry danced around the notion of responding to Swift’s “nasty Blood” via song, insisting in an Entertainment Weekly interview it’s “a very empowered record.”
Perry added, “There is no one thing that’s calling out any one person.”
“One thing to note is: You can’t mistake kindness for weakness and don’t approach for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. And that’s not to any one person and don’t quote me that it is, because it’s not. It’s not approximately that,” she continued. “Honestly, when women approach together and they settle to unite, this world is going to be a better site. Period terminate of memoir. But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don’t forget approximately that, OK, honey.”
Perry, who vowed to “preserve it real,” assured the magazine that Witness “is not approximately anyone else! This record is approximately me being seen and heard so that I can see and hear everyone else!” Plus, she said, “It’s not even approximately me! It’s approximately everything that I see out there that I digest.”
And yet, the possible Swift references in “Swish Swish” are tough to disregard.
In September 2014, Perry referenced Mean Girls and tweeted, “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing.” The tweet was written just after Swift told Rolling Stone another pop star—and former friend—had allegedly stolen one of her backup dancers. In the first verse of “Swish Swish,” Perry sings, “A tiger / Don’t lose no sleep / Don’t need opinions / From a shellfish or a sheep / Don’t you approach for me / No, not nowadays / You’re calculated / I got your number / ‘Cause you’re a joker / And I’m a courtside killer queen / And you will kiss the ring / You best believe.” Some Twitter users assume that “Swish, Swish” could stand for “Swift, Swift.”
Perry later confirmed the tweet was written approximately Swift. In a February 2015 Billboard article, she explained, “whether somebody is trying to defame my character, you’re going to hear approximately it.”
Perry has not said the song is approximately Swift, and the former country artist has not commented.
“Swish Swish” was produced by Duke Dumont.