Katy Perry appears to have FINALLY dropped her diss track in response to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” and it’s pretty scathing.
Katy unveiled her new single “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj today and it definitely looks like she’s firing back at Taylor.
We’re taking a look at Katy’s biggest swipes in the song and breaking them down for your viewing pleasure.
Lyric: “From a selfish or a sheep”
As fans will remember, Katy famously referred to Taylor as “the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…” on Twitter back in 2014 after Swift first divulged about their feud in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, which has us guessing this is a direct reference to the “Bad Blood” singer.
Lyric: “Don’t you come for me”
When revealing to Entertainment Weekly earlier this month if she was planning to hit back at Taylor on her new album, Katy played coy but revealed that she wasn’t going to take Swift’s diss lying down.
“One thing to note is: You can’t mistake kindness for weakness,” Perry said when asked directly about Swift, then quoting the lyric by adding “Don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone.”
Lyric: “Another one in the basket”
Ever since Katy and Taylor’s feud boiled over, Swift has been referred to by haters as a “snake.” Perry could very well be referencing the not so kind analogy here by hinting at snake charmers who would often keep the slithery creatures in a wicker basket.
Lyric: “Mirror mirror who’s the fairest b***h in all the land?”
Nicki raps these lyrics in the song, which could be referencing Taylor’s All-American fairytale princess persona by borrowing the infamous phrase from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Though Perry hasn’t yet officially confirmed “Swish Swish” is about Taylor, Ruby Rose pretty much did all the talking for her.
Ruby, who’s famously friendly with Taylor, hit back at Katy on Twitter by pretty much confirming that “Swish Swish” is all about their feud.
“‘Purposeful poop’ to ‘bomb a petit’ to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda,” Rose tweeted of Katy and her new song, referring to her most recent singles “Chained To The Rhythm” and “Bon Apetit.”
“Stop trying to make ‘Wit..I mean ‘fetch’ happen,” she then added. Ouch!
“I’ve always stood up for the people I love and against things I think are cheap or mean spirited. That’s not new,” she then continued – seemingly referring to Swift. “You have to follow your [heart].”
Take a listen to “Swish Swish” below;