Perry and Swift’s beef goes back years after Perry hired dancers that previously worked for Swift. After rumored snubs, their dislike for each other was immortalized by Swift’s “Bad Blood” song and video.
Minaj and Ma’s beef is far more recent, brought to light by “ShEther”, a ruthless song that called out Minaj for allegedly trying to destroy the Bronx-bred rapper’s career. So it probably made sense when the pair united for Perry’s new single, “Swish Swish”.
In the song both subliminally call out people who have tried to affect their careers.
“So keep calm, honey, I’ma stick around,” sings Perry. “For more than a minute, get used to it. Funny my name keeps comin’ outcho mouth. ‘Cause I stay winning.”
Minaj says, “Silly rap beefs just get me more checks… Mirror mirror who’s the fairest bitch in all the land? Damn, man, this bitch is a Stan,” possibly alluding to Ma saying she was a fan of Minaj’s.
Lyrics aside, everyone is eating, so the beefs must not be that serious.