“I think it’s a great anthem for people to use whenever someone’s trying to hold you down or bully you,” the songstress said, seeming to err on the side of caution. “It’s a liberation from all the negative that doesn’t serve you,” she added.
Perry recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about her album, Witness, and whether there was a follow-up to Swift’s 2014 single “Bad Blood,” which was rumored to be about Perry.
The “Roar” singer explained that her album was “very empowered” and that “there is no one thing that’s calling out any one person,” even adding: “One thing to note is: You can’t mistake kindness for weakness and don’t come for me. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone.”
She continued: “But, let me say this: Everything has a reaction or a consequence so don’t forget about that, okay, honey. We got to keep it real, honey. This record is not about anyone else! This record is about me being seen and heard so that I can see and hear everyone else! It’s not even about me! It’s about everything that I see out there that I digest. I think there’s a healing in it for me and vulnerability. If people want to connect and be healed and feel vulnerable and feel empowered and strong, God bless and here it is.”
However, one Swift supporter was certain “Swish Swish” was a targeted diss track.
Actress Ruby Rose slammed Perry on Twitter, writing: “I just think with everything going on in the world to go from rebranding as a political activist only to ditch it and go low.. is.. a bummer.”