Katy Perry is weird, this much we know. But when you look like she does and is successful as she is, you can be as weird as you want for all I care. Want to get plastic surgery to turn yourself into a kitten and change your name to Liberty Bell? Go ahead Katy Perry, I’m here for it.
For ‘Swish Swish’, the second single from her new album Witness, Perry recruited the likes of Nick Minaj, The Mountain from Game Of Thrones, Terry Crews, Gronk, the goofy kid from ‘Stranger Things’, and many more for some sort of gonzo Katy Perry’d version of Space Jam.
But despite the bizarre nature of the video itself, Katy and Nicki still managed to look as bad (which means good, for all the nerds out there) as ever.
After weeks and weeks of teasers, rumored drops and heavy anticipation, Katy Perry has finally unveiled her latest video for the song “Swish Swish,” from her new album Witness, and frankly, it’s everything you could possibly want and then some. Perry, who described the video as the “Most Absurd Game In History,” stars as the leading player of a basketball team called the Tigers, squaring up in a little 5-on-5 with another team named the Sheep, led by none other than The Mountain from Game Of Thrones, and coached by a blonde Terry Crews.
The cast of the video is completely stacked, filled by a literal who’s who of the modern pop culture landscape. Rich Eisen and Bill Walton serve as the play by play announcers. Molly Shannon is Perry’s coach while Gaten Matarazzo aka Dustin from Stranger Things serves as her teammate. There’s also Rob Gronkowski, Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz, “Backpack Kid” Russell Horning, competitive eater Joey Chestnut, and some of the cast of Netflix’s GLOW to name a few.