Katy Perry dropped what she called “the hottest mess in history” in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The official music video for Katy’s alleged Taylor Swift diss track “Swish Swish” is a spectacle to say the least. “Hottest mess” might not be a strong enough phrase to describe the convoluted mix of celebrity cameos, computer-generated effects and visual gags that wouldn’t make it past even the laziest “Saturday Night Live” writers.
The video opens on a shot of a basketball arena, where Katy’s Tigers team is set to take on the Sheep team. Despite the innocuous name, the Sheep are actually a group of immense super men and women while the Tigers are a hodgepodge of nerdy stars from network Television, Netflix and Internet meme culture.
Hopefully, everyone got paid for what looks like a labor-intensive project.
Check out the visual below.
(Photo credit: Katy Perry VEVO YouTube account)