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New Song: Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj – ‘Swish Swish’

Published: Thursday 18th May 2017 by Sam

Following days of speculation, Katy Perry has confirmed her collaboration with Nicki Minaj in the most emphatic way possible – the premiere of new song ‘Swish Swish.’

Lifted from the Pop tart’s new album ‘Witness’ (due June 9th), the track is aimed at the clubs and boasts 90s dance influences.

Did the duo deliver dynamite? What are you waiting for? Listen below and let us know..

Errrr….this is not cute.

These late vogueing anthems Katy has been serving up of late are becoming quite alarming.

Nicki’s verse, while commendable, packs a lot (including a subtle Remy Ma jab) but not enough to save an altogether forgettable song about…nothing.

Katy, this era is officially worrying.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Rosie May 18, 2017
    +24

    Love this H&M background music!

    • The Side Eye of RA May 19, 2017
      +0

      Is that a compliment or a diss?

  2. Meteorite May 19, 2017
    +11

    Kinda reminds me of “Glam” from Bionic…no?

  3. DanYiel Iman May 19, 2017
    +6

    Issa HELL NAWL!!

  4. Fr3ssshnwav3y May 19, 2017
    +210

    Nicki mad pressed and need to get her priorities correct. It ain’t only about gettin cheques, it’s about having rap classics. Remy in the casket? She’s the only one keeping real hip hop alive this generation you silly b****. Teaming up with pop h*** like Katy to take black women down be u can’t stand alone. Always need that white validation. This c*** don’t rep black ppl at all!! Nicki really out here trying to dupe the young ppl to disrespect all the legends and it’s sad. It’s sad from Hoodstars to Pink Friday till now she takes subs. Her whole legacy she takes jabs at other female rapper’s. There’s hasn’t been a female rapper so evil in history. All bc she loves money. She deserves to get shitted on. How can any fan of rap enjoy his catty ass b****’s music?

    • Kwinzy May 19, 2017
      +135

      LOL! Either niccas is really feelin your post or the thumbs up counter is really a DUB😂. This site a mess.

    • Yolanda May 19, 2017
      +6

      Amen. Why is she coming for little ole Cardi B? Cardi B is only 24 years old. Why did Nicki have a line regarding Offset, who was the person who featured on Cardi’s Lick song? Why? Nicki needs to sit her old ass down and stop coming for young artists. Even when she judged Lil Kim and Lil Mama’s career without considering that they were teenagers, 16 when they started. Nicki got signed at a ripe old age of 28 (even though she lied and said she was 26 until the suitcase incident happened), so of course she would have a better insight into business. This is so raggedly. What has Cardi B ever done to her? I am convinced that Nicki wants to destroy female rap.

  5. Jay May 19, 2017
    +26

    WTF is this mess?? lol

  6. Bryant May 19, 2017
    +9

    Oh no baby, what is you doin’?! 🤔🤢

    • The Side Eye of RA May 19, 2017
      +5

      Flopping.

  7. Ughhhh May 19, 2017
    +145

    This is dope. I’m with it.

    • Cyrano May 19, 2017
      +6

      THANK YOU i enjoy it suite a lot too

  8. Kwinzy May 19, 2017
    +19

    Oh Nicki you are sooooooo tired. Azealia wants ha beat back. We see what you tryna do. 🙄Envious skeeza. Somebody should’ve given katy the memo this ain’t no Bad Blood lol

  9. Datredd23 May 19, 2017
    +11

    Rih would never! Lol this is a complete mess she’s going to have to come way better then that if she’s ever going to come close to topping my faves number ones total ! Lol

  10. LB @LB_Joakim May 19, 2017
    +2

    She has an interesting song with Kanye on this album.

    • The Side Eye of RA May 19, 2017
      +0

      How do you know that?

  11. The truth May 19, 2017
    +11

    I think the song is cute better than the others she had released

  12. Indie May 19, 2017
    +11

    Absolute Club banger!!!! The video is going to give me all the Green Tea I need!!! Wig scalped!!! 10s across the board, fierce lyrics, attitude, brilliant combo and about time we had a new Diva/Gay inspired anthem from a female, We haven’t had one really since Vogue that’s been successful so it feels fresh!

  13. WordsWithSam May 19, 2017
    +14

    I love all these flailing white pop stars that think a Nicki feature is a silver bullet for chart success. Robin Thicke, DNCE, Katy, etc.

    They all try shoehorning her onto a track that makes no lyrical or musical sense and then it flops hard. Even ones where it makes sense, Derulo’s Swalla are flopping hard. She’s too saturated, will take any paycheck and the verses are interchangeable/lazy so it really reduces the impact of giving her a feature and billing it as XXX ft. Nicki Minaj.

    No one cares that much anymore.

  14. Islandboi242 May 19, 2017
    +10

    This site is so messy! Like the hate be so real and the gay mess. Like can you get a honest music reaction without so much hate. I looked at the comments first thinking and it made me think the song was trash but I listened and I actually really really like the song. They did a really good job…..

    • I can’t May 19, 2017
      +5

      So because YOU like the song that means that everyone else who (honestly) hates it, should rethink their criticisms? Your positive opinions don’t invalidate everyone else’s negative ones. If you’d like for people to honestly tell you they hate the song without hate, i’ll try for you. The song is fantastically terrible.

  15. Honda Accord May 19, 2017
    +4

    Wow! Katy is krumbling…

  16. I can’t May 19, 2017
    +2

    It’s a resounding NO from me. Maybe it would sound better if someone else was singing it though.
    *reads comments*
    Me: Can’t be that bad.
    *listens*
    Me: Dafuqisdisshit??

  17. AJ May 19, 2017
    +2

    Reminds me a lot of truffle butter. It’s a cute album track but nothing else

  18. Gee May 19, 2017
    +4

    This song is tired and very late. Katy and Nicki this song is nothing amazing who thought this was a banger definitely needs to be fired.

  19. mr.m May 19, 2017
    +1

    The era is so BIONIC …
    Gurl ………….

  20. Yolanda May 19, 2017
    +3

    Damn Nicki. You got Katy Perry out here delivering a better versus than you. Katy’s chorus goes hard!!!

    [PreChorus]
    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

    [Chorus: Katy Perry]
    Swish, swish, bish
    Another one in the basket
    Can’t touch this
    Another one in the casket

    Here’s a sample of a Nicki line: Mirror mirror who’s the fairest b**** in all the land? (Nicki, this is concerning.)

  21. BCinKS May 19, 2017
    +5

    Wow. This record is truly awful. The beat is bland and repetitive and the lyrics are so corny I couldn’t get halfway through it. Did she change teams or something? Or does SHE now have more control over her music? Because somebody should’ve stopped this song from ever being recorded.

  22. 💞 May 19, 2017
    +3

    The lyrics are trash. Swish swish bitčh? Nicki tried to call herself a swish god like how Drake calls himself 6 god, lmao at her talking about fake love.

  23. Francis May 19, 2017
    +4

    I expected more from them, they always said that when they released a song together it would be awesome, but this is basic and the weakest feature that Nicki have in this era.

  24. Mother May 19, 2017
    +0

    I’m so conflicted! I love the “swish swish, bish” bit 😂 However, the lyrics are trassshhhh!!

  25. The Side Eye of RA May 19, 2017
    +10

    Nicki Minaj CANNOT sing.

  26. 4everBrandy_Ci May 19, 2017
    +73

    The record IS a mess! I listened to it and sat there “What the hell?!!!” You know let me break it down for y’all. I’m a Nicki Minaj fan and I have supported her since her mixtapes and albums but I have to be HONEST Nicki can DO better. And I’m prepared to get comments from delusional Nicki Minaj fans. But really Nicki went too far catering to the pop direction audience. This record IS bland with no substance or SOUL whatsoever. I know pop records that slays this type of mess. Katy Perry to be isn’t really that authentic either. I mean at first I did like her but now……….since the backlash of disrespecting black people and culture this is why I’m very selective with a few of these white artists and artist in general. Putting out senseless records just to have this “hit” mindset but hey the industry is backwards anyway. Nicki Minaj needs to THINK better and capitalize her brand the RIGHT way. And for these Nicki Minaj fans that think just because she’s working with artists that have more popularity doesn’t mean her brand is taking a toil and going backwards. Seriously when Nicki was emerging as a rapper in hip hop I expected for her to capitalize and embrace the hip hop culture. She got too “full of herself” and lowkey dissing female rappers that paved the way for hip hop while she was emerging makes me wonder is she going to wake up and THINK about her legacy? And Remy Ma got a lot of people upset but whatever because I think Nicki Minaj really wants to be the only chick in female hip hop. I grew up with Lil Kim, Missy Elliott, Eve, and the rest slaying during my era. I really want Nicki Minaj to do better but I’m going to put it this way if she doesn’t embrace the emerging female rappers and act salty then I’ll have to just keep it moving.

  27. LadyEmpress May 19, 2017
    +2

    I like Nicki but this is not and I mean NOT a hit. I have a worst headache listenting than I did before . This is the first time I can agree with some of the haters comments. Also, why do celebrities think we suppose to accept anything??????????? Yes yall make music for us but still…………………..

  28. May 19, 2017
    +2

    Dope song Katy and Nicki came through.

  29. A&R May 19, 2017
    +3

    I actually think it’s dope and catchy! At times I do wish the writes on TGJ would write in a way that encourages readers to share their opinion without you all having to. I think they should’ve dropped this with video first.

  30. just sayin May 19, 2017
    +3

    this sounds like something left off an azealia banks mixtape.

  31. Ropeburn May 19, 2017
    +0

    This is cute. I think it’s better than Bon Appetite and Chained to the Rhythm. I can definitely see the gurls queening out to this. Despite what these hatin ass writers on this blog say, I’m sure Katy will do fine with this album. Definitely better than Gags at least.

  32. Tisk tisk May 20, 2017
    +0

    Damn Sam, did u really have to queen out like that typing this???

    • Hold up May 21, 2017
      +0

      I was wrong. Forget about doing Rihanna’s Anti numbers, can Katy even do Joanne’s numbers? This era isn’t looking good Katy. This is reminding me of the Bionic and Glory era. I guess baby Jesus aint just snatching up voice boxes anymore huh, he’s coming for them record sales as well. I wish you all the best Katy.

      Signed
      Lemons in Love

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