Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj joined forces on a new track and it’s already rubbing some the wrong way.After teasing the surprise song by posting a picture of her FaceTiming with Minaj, Perry released “Swish Swish” from her forthcoming album “Witness” early this morning.“A tiger don’t lose no sleep, don’t need no opinions from a shellfish or a sheep,” Perry sings. “Don’t you come for me, no, not today/You’re calculated, I got your number/’Cause you’re a joker and I’m a courtside killer queen.”Fansquickly began speculating that the song’s fiery lyrics were about Taylor Swift, with whom Perry has a longstanding feud. Swift squad member Ruby Rose caught wind of the theory and took to Twitter to share her disapproval of Perry’s song.“‘Purposeful poop’ to ‘bomb a petit’ to a sloppy mess of writing over the top of Funkagenda…stop trying to make ‘Wit’…I mean ‘fetch’ happen,” Rose wrote in one tweet. “I just think with everything going on in the world to go from re-branding as political activist only to ditch it and go low…is…a bummer,” she continued, referring to Perry’s recent re-branding as a “purposeful pop” artist.The first signof any bad blood between Perry and Swift surfaced whenSwift gave an interview to Rolling Stone in 2014. She infamouslyalleged that afemale artist — who she left unnamed — tried to sabotage her arena tour. Fans quickly pointed fingers at Perry, who, shortly after Rolling Stone’s interview was released, tweeted the following: “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing.” And so a musical feud was born.Both Perry and Rose attendedthe 2017 Met Gala earlier this month. Garbed in customMaison Margiela “Artisanal,” Perry actually revealed the title of her new album on the red carpet. Read more about her Met Galalook here. SWISH SWISH ft. @NICKIMINAJ link in bioA post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on May 18, 2017 at 9:51pm PDTMore from WWD.com:Katy Perry’s Met Gala Outfit Had a Message About Her New AlbumWhatever Happened to the Boys of No Doubt?Cleo Wade, Herieth Paul on What It Takes to Be a MuseA Taylor Swift/Joe Alwyn Love Story?You're missing something!
Fans of The Weeknd mayhave to change their plans for Fridaythrough Sunday. The singer will be debuting a capsule collection while holding pop-up shops in eight cities.The Starboy 2017 limited capsule collection includes T-shirts, hoodies, bombers, denim jackets, hats and more. Thelook book shows T-shirts with “If It Ain’t XO Then It Gotta Go” printed on the front, hats that say “Party Monster,” bombers with TheWeeknd’s signature XO and sleeveless denim jackets with patches on the fronts and backs.The look book is not comprehensive and more styles will be sold at the pop-ups, which take place Friday through Sundayat the following locations: Patron of the New in New York; 424 of Fairfax in Los Angeles; RSVP Gallery in Chicago; The Webster in Miami and Houston; Nomad in Toronto;Roden Gray in Vancouver, and Rooney Boutique in Montreal.The collectionis presented in partnership with Bravado, Universal Music’s merchandise company.Last week, The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, released an XO artist capsule collection. He collaborated with graffiti artist Futura 2000 on the merchandise, which includesbomber jackets, Levi’s embroidered denim jackets, caps, hoodies and T-shirts.The singeralso served as a guest stylist for H&M’s Spring Icons campaign in February. He is expected to release a sneaker collaboration with Puma, though the date of the release remains unknown.The Weekndattended this year’s Met Gala on Monday with girlfriend Selena Gomezon his arm, marking their first red carpet appearance as an item. He chose a Valentino suit, and she opted for a pale pink Coach gown with a matching purse.More from WWD.com:Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Hit the Met Gala CarpetThe Weeknd’s Fashion FocusThe Weeknd’s Spring Icons Campaign for H&M RevealedThe Weeknd and H&M Reveal Sprng Icons and Behind-the-Scenes Images and VideoYou're missing something!