Swish Swish bish.
Katy and Nicki team up on new music video.
After months of waiting, Katy Perry finally unveiled the star-studded music video for “Swish Swish” off of her latest album Witness. The video, directed by Dave Meyers, is serving new century Space Jam teas with people like actor Terry Crews, Stranger Things‘ Gaten Matarazzo, and “Shooketh” girl Christine Sydelko making cameos.
The video features Katy “Kobe” Perry and her fellow teammates, the Tigers, balling against fierce competitors Sheep and Dragons. As per usual Katy fashion, she gets hit in the face a lot and falls down quite a bit. She even dubs herself as a Miley Cyrus impersonator, a clear reference of her infamous pixie cut she got earlier this year.
But the video’s saving grace is arguably when Nicki
and her green screen takes center court as the halftime entertainment. With fashionable shades and all, Nicki belts out her verse looking fierce as always, serves some choreography with her backup dancers, and give’s Katy some much needed advice to win the game: “Get it together, Katy.”
The video unexpectedly came out early Thursday morning, which is interesting since music videos usually come out on Friday’s in order to get a full tracking week advantage for the charts. Is it possible Katy moved up the release date for the video so she wouldn’t be overshadowed by Taylor Swift’s comeback?