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Katy Perry Gets Her Game on in Star-Studded “Swish Swish” Music Video

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Katy Perry Gets Her Game on in Star-Studded “Swish Swish” Music Video

Katy Perry has finally released the long-awaited music video for “Swish Swish,” a diss track rumored to be a response to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”—a song many believe was written about Perry for allegedly stealing Swift’s backup dancers. Heavy stuff, right? The basketball-themed video, directed by Dave Meyers, is decidedly less serious than all that—and, disappointingly, less queer than Perry’s drag-ball performance of the song on Saturday Night Live earlier this year. Katy plays “Kobe” Perry, the team captain of the Tigers, who go head-to-head with the Sheep, led by Game of Thrones’s Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson. The star-studded clip also features Molly Shannon as the Tigers’s inept coach, Stranger Things’s Gaten “Tragic Johnson” Matarazzo, the ladies from GLOW as cheerleaders, and, of course, Nicki Minaj, who headlines a fierce halftime show.

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Perry is set to host the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday.