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4 July 2017, 16:43
First things first, you better recognise a meme legend when you see one!
We won't be angry with you if you don't recognise Gretchen (real name Maria Odete Brito de Miranda) after watching Katy Perry's brand new 'Swish Swish' lyric video but that does mean it is time for a little education.
Gretchen has been dubbed the Brazilian GIF-Queen and it is pretty clear to see why. The 58 year old Internet sensation has been releasing fully fledged studio albums since 1979 but her most recent re-invention has seen her become an online-favourite for people after über-dramatic giffage.
Chatting about the making of the video, Gretchen tweeted, "“It was beautiful. I was moved several times- @fitdanceportal’s choreography was awesome. And Katy’s production was super professional".
Katy herself has branded Gretchen, "amazing, she is iconic, she is the internet"
Katy falando da Gretchen aaaa "she is amazing, she is iconic, she is the internet" pic.twitter.com/EFKRPmv4p0— walisson (@perryncolds) July 4, 2017
Fans have truly embraced everything that is Gretchen with Twitter literally exploding the moment the Brazilian star is revealed in the music video:
so I see some people are saying that Katy got Gretchen for the SS lyric video just bc she's "over" now n she wanted to become relevant again pic.twitter.com/VVWV924QKk— javs (@javswish) July 4, 2017
GIF: Gretchen Internet Figure pic.twitter.com/apiDZEe7td— BREAKS + QUAKES (@kakakaiq) July 4, 2017
I am grateful that Gretchen has arrived to save pop music. She is so generous for lending herself to an unknown artist named Katy Perry. pic.twitter.com/QkG3x3XedV— Calvin (@calvinstowell) July 3, 2017
Hey, whilst you're here, have you seen the moment Katy Perry changed the lyrics to 'Swish Swish' to actually praise Taylor Swift?!