Katy Perry Releases 'Swish Swish' Music Video Early, Following Taylor Swift Single Announcement

So much for letting it go — it looks like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have still got bad blood.

As Entertainment Tonight reported, Perry originally planned on releasing her new music video for "Swish Swish" on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. However, in a surprising move, she dropped it one day early. The timing is admittedly suspect and presumably in response to Taylor Swift's recent announcement of a new single, which is expected to hit airwaves Thursday evening.

In the star-studded, basketball-themed video, Perry, 32, plays on a team called the Tigers with Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz, Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo, "Backpack Kid" Russell Horning, and YouTuber Christine Sydelko. They face off against the Sheep, led by Game of Thrones' Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson. And Nicki Minaj, who is featured on the track, delivers an epic halftime performance.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews and SNL's Molly Shannon serve as team coaches, while real-life sports announcers Bill Walton and Rich Eisen also make appearances. The music video is rounded out by a cheerleading squad, featuring Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots, competitive eater Joey Chestnut, and several actors from Netflix's GLOW, including Sydelle Noel, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, Ellen Wong, and Britney Young.

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As Nicki Swift previously reported, the "Chained to the Rhythm" singer seemed willing to bury the hatchet and end her very public feud with Swift, 27, in July 2017. "I mean, I love her, I always have," Perry confessed on Australia's Today show. "We've had our differences, but I just continue to say, 'God bless her on her journey.'"

She had previously admitted on The Thrive Global Podcast, "I just really truly want to come together in a place of love and forgiveness and understanding and compassion."

Well, let's just say we're not holding our breath for the two singers to make up. Perry's latest song is already suspected to be about her singer-songwriter nemesis, who allegedly wrote 2014's "Bad Blood" after Perry supposedly stole dancers from her tour. So, any hope for a reconciliation — and that rumored VMAs duet — now seems more unlikely than ever.

As we wait for Swift's highly anticipated single to finally drop — and for these frenemies to maybe once and for all clear the air — catch up on other stars who have had beef with the "Blank Space" singer.