"Swish Swish" unexpectedly dropped on Friday (May 19) and hears the pop star clearly coming for someone over a '90s-tinged house beat. Produced by PJ "Promnite" Sledge, Noah "Mailbox" Passovoy and Duke Dumont, the track hears the star tossing out several disses, admitting that said enemy is calculated, as cute as an old coupon and should retire. The WITNESS cut also samples Fatboy Slim's 2000 hit, "Star 69."
"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," Perry sings during the pre-chorus.
Minaj shows up for some guest bars, but they aren't particularly thrilling, especially after contributing to recent releases to almost everyone under the sun, including Major Lazer, Jason Derulo, David Guetta and DNCE. You get where we're going here.
Neither Perry nor Minaj have confirmed if the song is indeed about Taylor, but the pop titan's close friend Ruby Rose appears to think so. After the track hit the blogosphere, the DJ-turned-actress took to Twitter to share a string of fiery tweets, dissing Perry. Things are getting messy around here. Just take a look below!
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"Purposeful poop" to "bomb a petit" to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda..stop trying to make 'Wit..I mean "fetch" happen.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017
@ROMANZOLANZSKI Not gonna lie Nicki is great on it and basically the only part that doesn't sound a mess— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017
I just think with everything going on in the world to go from rebranding as political activist only to ditch it and go low.. is.. a bummer.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017
You are her fans you should buy all her songs so the songs will finally chart. If as many as tweeted me bought her last 3 .. the'd be hits https://t.co/lrnBNP3S1E— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017
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