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Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ Music Video Is Indeed The ‘Hottest Mess In History’

Swish, Swish bish… is right.

Earlier this week, Katy Perry shared a teaser trailer for her long-awaited Nicki Minaj-assisted “Swish Swish” music video and encouraged fans to get ready for what she’s calling “the hottest mess in history” – And well, she wasn’t kidding.

In the Dave Meyers-directed clip, Katy plays on a basketball team of misfits called The Tigers, which includes Glee‘s Jenna Ushkowitz, Stranger ThingsGaten Matarazzo, “Backpack Kid” Russell Horning, actor-dancer Dexter Mayfield, and comedian Christine Sydelko. The Tigers take on a group of very large men called The Sheep and they get slaughtered (as expected). However again, like all good sport stories, there’s a last-minute underdog angle after Nicki makes her green-screened cameo for the Halftime Show and Katy‘s team ends up victorious.

Other celebs in the video include coaches Terry Crews and Molly Shannon, announcers Bill Walton and Rich Eisen, a cheerleading squad featuring cast members from Netflix’s GLOW (Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, and Ellen Wong), football player Rob Gronkowski, competitive eater Joey Chestnut, and more!

While I get the whole “parody” angle, the song could’ve benefited from an actual glamorized theme, kind of like her SNL performance. This all just seems like a big joke, and not in a good way. Sorry Katy. Onto the next?

Katy Perry’s latest album Witness is available now on Apple Music and Spotify!


One comment

  1. Nicki looked amazing but yeah the video was stupid.

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