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LISTEN: Katy Perry Releases 'Swish Swish' Featuring Nicki Minaj

By: Joe Hyer

May 19, 2017

Katy Perry just made this Friday a little better.  She just dropped another track from her upcoming album, Witness. Plus, today’s release, which is titled "Swish Swish," features Nicki Minaj

So is this a song a swipe at Taylor Swift? Swift’s 2014 hit “Bad Blood” is believed to have been a jab at Perry.  Katy’s comments last week to Entertainment Weekly suggest it’s probably not exclusively about Taylor. Perry has called the album “empowered,” but she made it clear that nothing on the album calls out one specific person. 

While we're not exactly sure who the new song is about, we do know that Nicki Minaj is a great collaborator for Perry. So we're excited that this may not be the last time we’ll hear from this pair. They’re expected to appear on a new Calvin Harris track, which will be titled “Soft Lips," later this month. 

“Swish Swish” is the third single released fromWitness. The album will drop on June 9. 

Katy will have a very busy weekend. She will be a guest on Friday's episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (May 19). Perry will also be the musical guest on NBC’s season finale of Saturday Night Live tomorrow (May 20), and you can catch her onThe Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special on CBS this Monday (May 22) at 10 pm.