Katy Perry is finally experiencing a senior slump (she managed to make it past sophomore and junior), and her latest singles aren’t capturing the world’s imagination like she’s come to expect. Hillary Clinton couldn’t guarantee sales and neither could that bizarro video which only a cannibal cop could love.
So, she’s using the past to push the third song from her upcoming record, Witness, HARD. And by HARD, I mean she’s doing everything but calling the song “Taylor Swift Is An Evil, Fake-Ass Bitch Bully And We’re Still Fighting.” E! tells us that Katy went on The Tonight Show to promote her song Swish Swish, and Jimmy Fallon made sure to go with the one giant talking point her publicist gave him:
TAYLOR SWIFT TAYLOR SWIFT TAYLOR SWIFT TAYLOR SWIFT TAYLOR SWIFT
Jimmy did his job and asked if the track was about “anyone we know?” before launching into whatever insipid nursery school game he had planned as a hoop for celebrities to jump through. Why Jimmy, whateva could you mean?
I’m assuming the audience must have exchanged quizzical looks and wondered what Chained to the Rhythm and Bon Appétit were. Katy says:
“I think it’s a great anthem for people to use whenever someone’s trying to hold you down or bully you. That’s kind of what this record is about, it’s just like [a] 360-degree liberation.” If “Chained to the Rhythm” was about “political liberation” and “Bon Appétit” was a “sexual liberation,” then Perry calls “Swish Swish” “the liberation from all the negative that doesn’t serve you.”
Katy tweeted her Jimmy Fallon appearance with a reference to spilling tea. I guess this exchange will stand as Katy’s official explanation as to what Swish Swish is about. Until her next talk show stop on the “Using Taylor Swift To Land A Single Because I Don’t Need An ArtPop On My Hands” tour 2017.
And as and added bonus, check out Katy as a butch lesbian Beetlejuice being upstaged by drag queens, one of Madonna’s old dancers, and a dynamo in a backpack on Saturday Night Live, below.