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Katy Perry says ‘Swish Swish’ is actually an anthem against bullies

Katy Perry released her latest track, ‘Swish Swish’, featuring Nicki Minaj yesterday and anyone who’s got even the slightest interest in celebrity gossip (you’re in the right place) knew exactly who it was about.

Someone else who knew exactly who the song is about was Jimmy Fallon, who was conveniently interviewing Katy on his talk show, putting him in the right place to address the elephant in the room.

Here is the exact moment after he asks if it’s about anyone in particular and Katy looks like she’s dying to say a name but knows she can’t.

But thanks to her quick wit (or media training, whichever you believe) Katy diplomatically replied: “I think it’s a great anthem for people to use whenever someone’s trying to hold you down or bully you.”

Describing her new album, Witness, as “360 degree liberation”, she described Chained to the Rhythm’ as political liberation, ‘Bon Apétit’ as sexual liberation and ‘Swish Swish’ as liberation from popstars who write songs about you all the negative stuff in your life.

We’re not sure Taylor’s squad mate Ruby Rose agrees, but never mind, eh?

Katy’s new album Witness will be released on June 9, and will be followed up with headline shows at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Glastonbury, as well as a US tour.

Katy has also been announced as the first official judge on the next season of American Idol.

You can listen to ‘Swish Swish’, and all of its references to no one in particular, right here:

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