Katy Perry Finally Released Her T Swift Diss Track
Last night, Katy Perry decided it was time to drop yet ANOTHER track from “Witness,” her new album that nobody seems super excited about besides her.
And since she just announced her album was available for pre-order, she knew whatever song she released had to get people really excited. So she sat down and asked herself, “Gee, what’s the one thing people really care about when it comes to me?”
After searching her soul long and hard, she realized the answer was right in front of her all along. Taylor Swift.
So she released a Taylor Swift diss track.
Swish swish, bitch.
Katy Perry isn’t exactly known for her subtlety, and unsurprisingly, nothing about “Swish Swish” is subtle.
Not the lyrics, which include lines like “you’re calculated,” “you should retire,” and “don’t you come for me.”
Not the album artwork, which features a manicured hand holding a series of receipts from “Karma coffee & tea.”
Not the fact that the song features Nicki Minaj, who’s clearly not going to stop shading her own personal Taylor Swift — Remy Ma — anytime soon.
And not the fact that the title of the song sort of sounds like Taylor Swift’s last name.
There’s even a direct reference to Taylor in the first verse when Katy sings, “don’t need opinions from a shellfish or a sheep.”
Back in 2014 when Taylor told Rolling Stone that “Bad Blood” was about a female pop star, Katy just so happened to tweet, “watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…”
Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 9, 2014
And we’re not the only ones to notice.
Because “Swish Swish” wasn’t trying to hide anything.
And Ruby Rose for one feels very butt hurt about it.
The known member of Taylor’s squad tweeted, “‘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.”
“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
TBH, Ruby Rose really knows how to be rude.
She gets the names of Katy’s songs wrong, she insults their quality, and she calls Katy out for being so extra.
It’s incredibly impressive and deserves to be immortalized in the hall of insults right next to “I don’t know her.”
Ruby Rose then continued by saying, “I just think with everything going on n the world to go from rebranding as political activist only to ditch it and go low..is..a bummer.”
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
Once again, she’s not wrong.
We’ve been saying this for weeks now.
Katy Perry’s woke persona has one million holes in it by now and it does kind of seem like now that she’s in full-out pop star mode again, she’s mostly much tossed it aside.
Although to pull out the receipts on Katy for just a second, she did just tell Entertainment Weekly she thinks women are stronger when they stand together instead of tearing each other down, which low key makes her a hypocrite for releasing this song.
And if we really want to get technical about it, “Swish Swish” shouldn’t really count as a clap back track.
By definition clap backs need to be timely and “Bad Blood” come out YEARS ago.
If she would have come out with this song two years ago, it would have been fire. It would have been like Nicki Minaj’s “No Frauds.”
Plus these days everybody shades Taylor so much that she doesn’t really need to be taken down a few pegs.
She’s already at the bottom of the ladder.
But what can you do?
Either way, the song is a banger, even if it is a relatively toothless one.
Bon appetite, bitches.