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Swish Swish
Katy Perry (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Written by Katy Perry
Duke Dumont
Sarah Hudson
Brittany Hazzard
Produced by Duke Dumont
Noah Passovoy
PJ Sledge
Background
vocals by
Katy Perry
Length 4:02
from the album Witness-Logo
Singles "Chained to the Rhythm"
"Bon Appétit"
"Swish Swish"
Katy Perry - Swish Swish (Audio) ft04:03

Katy Perry - Swish Swish (Audio) ft. Nicki Minaj

"Swish Swish" is a song from Katy Perry's fifth studio album, Witness. Perry confirmed the song title during an exclusive with Entertainment Weekly.[1] The track features the rapper Nicki Minaj and was released along with the pre-order of the album on May 19, 2017. The song replaced the former single, "Bon Appétit", for unknown reasons, thus focusing on promoting this song to Pop radio.[2]

This is the first female collaboration released by Perry. The song is a house-inspired song and samples "Star 69" by Fatboy Slim. She stated the song is about "liberation from all the negative and the people that try and keep you down" and as a "great anthem for people to use when someone's trying to hold you down or bully you".[3]

Critical reception

Anna Gaca of Spin notes it is "another single that makes little sense", and "a random grab bag of Perry's vocals, obnoxious voice-altering effects, and piano flourishes, all laid over a house-inflected beat". Raisa Bruner of Time calls the song, "A tune about getting over the haters" and "a feisty hip-hop track that lets both artists show off their respective areas of expertise". Nylon writer Sydney Gore says, "Minaj is absolutely ruthless when she comes in toward the end."

The song has been speculated to concern singer Taylor Swift and Perry's alleged "feud" with her. When asked if the song was directed at anyone in particular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Perry simply replied that the song is an anti-bullying anthem. Additionally, Nicki Minaj's verse contains the line, "Silly rap beefs just get me more checks," which addresses Minaj's own purported "beef" with rapper Remy Ma. Perry has stated that the song isn't about any one in particular.

Lyrics

(Katy Perry)
A tiger
Don’t lose no sleep
Don’t need opinions
From a shellfish or a sheep
Don’t you come for me
No, not today

You’re calculated
I got your number
‘Cause you’re a joker
And I’m a courtside killer queen
And you will kiss the ring
You best believe

So keep calm, honey I’ma stick around
For more than a minute, get used to it
Funny my name keeps comin’ outcho mouth
‘Cause I stay winning
Lay ‘em up like

Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can’t touch this
Another one in the casket

Your game is tired
You should retire
You’re ‘bout as cute as
An old coupon expired
And karma’s not a liar
She keeps receipts

Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can’t touch this
Another one in the casket
Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can’t touch this
Another one in the casket

(Nicki Minaj)
Pink Ferragamo sliders on deck
Silly rap beefs just get me more checks
My life is a movie, I'm never off set
Me & my a-MIGOS (no, not OFF-SET)
Swish swish
Aww I got them upset
But my shooters'll make ‘em dance like dub step
Swish swish aww
My haters is obsessed
‘Cause I make M's
They get MUCH LESS

Don't be tryna double back
I already despise you
All that fake love you showin’
Couldn't even disguise you

Ran? When?
Nicki gettin’ tan
Mirror mirror
Who's the fairest bitch in all da land?

Damn, man
This bitch is a Stan
Muah muah
The generous queen
Will kiss a fan
Ass goodbye
I’ma be riding by
I’ma tell my biggz
Yea, dat’s da guy
A star's a star
Da ha da ha
They never thought the swish God would take it this far
Get my pimp cup, this is pimp shit, baby
I only fuck wit Queens
So I'm makin’ hits with Katy

(Katy Perry)
Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can’t touch this
Another one in the casket

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