Thursday 18 January 2018

Is Katy Perry taking another pop at Taylor Swift in new track Swish Swish with Nicki Minaj?

Ruby Rose defends Swift, calls track 'purposeful poop'

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Katy Perry's new track has landed and it looks like it may taking a pop at long-time enemy Taylor Swift.

Their beef kicked off when Taylor's dancers left her tour to dance with Katy and she wrote the song Bad Blood about her former friend.

"She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour," she told Rolling Stone, "She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me."

Perry has taken to Twitter on several occasions to make statements which appear to relate to Swift, most notably in 2014 when she wrote, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing,” which everyone considered a response to the song."

Now the lyrics of Swish Swish, Katy's new track which features Nicki Minaj, have people talking.

In the first verse, Katy sings, "From a selfish or a sheep, don't you come for me" and "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.”

Some believe 'Swish swish' could mean 'Swift Swift'.

Actress Ruby Rose has come out on Swift's side, branding the track "purposeful poop".

The fact the track features Minaj is adding to speculation given Minaj was openly critical of the nominees for the MTV Video of the Year last year. 

After the nominees were released Minaj took to Twitter saying her video Anaconda should have been nominated in the category too.

She wrote: "If I was a different "kind" of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well."

Taylor took this as a swipe against her and wrote back to Nicki saying "I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot."

Nicki followed with "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."

Taylor then made this offer to her: "If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on."

Katy Perry later added her opinion to the debate, writing: "Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman..."

Here are the full lyrics of Swish Swish courtesy of genius.com:

[Verse 1: Katy Perry]

A tiger

Don't lose no sleep

Don't need opinions

From a selfish or a sheep

Don't you come for me

No, not today

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

 

[Pre-Chorus: Katy Perry]

So keep calm, honey, I'ma stick around

For more than a minute, get used to it

Funny my name keeps comin' outcho mouth

'Cause I stay winning

Lay 'em up like

 

[Chorus: Katy Perry]

Swish, swish, bish

Another one in the basket

Can't touch this

Another one in the casket

 

[Verse 2: Katy Perry]

Your game is tired

You should retire

You're 'bout cute as

An old coupon expired

And karma's not a liar

She keeps receipts

 

[Pre-Chorus: Katy Perry]

So keep calm, honey, I'ma stick around

For more than a minute, get used to it

Funny my name keeps comin' outcho mouth

'Cause I stay winning

Lay 'em up like

 

[Chorus: Katy Perry]

Swish, swish, bish

Another one in the basket

Can't touch this

Another one in the casket

Swish, swish, bish

Another one in the basket

Can't touch this

Another one in the casket

 

[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]

Pink Ferragamo sliders on deck

Silly rap beefs just get me more checks

My life is a movie, I'm never off set

Me and my amigos (no, not Offset)

Swish swish, aww I got them upset

But my shooters'll make 'em dance like dubstep

Swish, swish, aww, my haters is obsessed

'Cause I make M's, they get much less

Don't be tryna double back, I already despise you

All that fake love you showin', couldn't even disguise you

Ran? When? Nicki gettin' tan

Mirror mirror who's the fairest bitch in all the land?

Damn, man, this bitch is a Stan

Muah, muah, the generous queen will kiss a fan

Ass goodbye, I'ma be riding by

I'ma tell my nigga biggz, yeah that's tha guy

A star's a star, da ha da ha

They never thought the swish god would take it this far

Get my pimp cup, this is pimp shit, baby

I only fuck with Queens, so I'm makin' hits with Katy

 

[Chorus: Katy Perry]

Swish, swish, bish

Another one in the basket

Can't touch this

Another one in the casket

 

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