Katy Perry on 'Swish Swish': It's an Anthem Against Those 'Trying to Hold You Down or Bully You'

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Katy Perry during interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 19, 2017. 

Katy Perry is not naming any names when it comes to "Swish Swish," the diss track featuring Nicki Minaj that dropped this week. She's also not denying speculation that the song might be in response to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood."

Perry addressed what "Swish Swish" is about on The Tonight Show Friday night (May 19).

"'Swish Swish.' Is that about anyone we know, or...?" Jimmy Fallon asked, tapping his fingers on his desk.

Perry paused momentarily before giving a diplomatic answer: "I think it's a great anthem for people to use whenever someone's trying to hold you down or bully you."

"I'll leave it at that," Fallon said.

"That's kind of what this record is about, just 360-degree liberation," Perry continued. "'Chained to the Rhythm' was this political liberation, 'Bon Appetit" was a sexual liberation and now, I think ... 'Swish' represents the liberation from all the negative that doesn't serve you."

She also touched upon her upcoming tour, as well as her SNL appearance and recent Vogue cover. Watch the clips below.

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