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Katy Perry Says 'Swish Swish' is About Bullies

Katy Perry Says 'Swish Swish' is About Bullies

Katy Perry

But it's totally not about Taylor Swift, you guys.

Mixed metaphors about animals and basketball aside, Katy Perry's "Swish Swish" is an alright pop song -- although we do sort of wish it was just Nicki Minaj's verse four times. But since the song dropped this week, everyone has been trying to figure out if the track is Perry's long-awaited response to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," which is pretty much canonically accepted to be about her rivalry with Perry.

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All the hype is good news for Perry, because it means people are talking about the track and, by extension, her new album. Does anyone else get the sense that Perry is incredibly hungry, right now? She's really trying to make Witness happen.

The pop star appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote Witness and the discussion inevitably turned to the true meaning of "Swish Swish." Katy gave a vague answer, saying the track is "a great anthem for people to use whenever someone's trying to hold you down or bully you. Perry continued that the song is, "360 degree liberation. 'Chained to the Rhythm' was this political liberation. 'Bon Appetit' was a sexual liberation and now 'Swish' represents liberation from all the negative that doesn't serve you."

Who could she possibly be talking about?

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