Katy Perry is on top of the world these days. Perry covers the January 2014 issue of Marie Claire.
The singer is getting ready to go on tour, she’s been nominated for a couple of Grammys for ‘Roar” and she’s in love.
Check out some of her Marie Claire quotes!
On Russell Brand:
“There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, ‘OK. All right. I can’t feel this. This is too intense right now.’ I was, like, just eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that’s it.”
On her relationship with John Mayer:
“He’s just a fantastic partner. I’ve been a fan of his for such a long time. He’s got a brilliant, brilliant mind. It’s a rad, mature relationship.”
On taking a break:
“I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what let me to this new awakening, this realizing, If I don’t do some self-love, I’m not going to be able to keep the love that I want. I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn’t. It’s almost like if I kept talking about it, it would seem like I actually cared about it. I don’t.”
On her parents:
“People don’t understand that I have a great relationship with my parents – like, how that can exist. There isn’t any judgment. They don’t necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don’t necessarily agree with everything they do. They’re at peace with – they pray for me is what they do. They’re fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her. My parents are Republicans, and I’m not. They didn’t vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sign at the inauguration, they were like, ‘We can come.’ And I was like, ‘No, you can’t.’ They understood, but I was like, ‘How dare you?’ in a way.”
On having a family in the future:
“I’m definitely not there yet, and I can’t plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I’ll just want to be Mom for a little bit. [Brand] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn’t ready – I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice – I’d have to be home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn’t ready for it. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, let’s have a kid because we’re in love.”
Katy Perry covers the new issue of Marie Claire Australia.
Katy Perry is standing up for her fellow musician, Miley Cyrus. In the new issue of Marie Claire Australia, Perry supports Cyrus’ decision to live her life the way she sees fit.
“I think it’s just for anyone who feels a little bit down in the dumps, like they don’t have any strength. Sometimes I write these anthems because I need that boost too. I wrote [it] when I felt like I was going inward with my problems. Sometimes your biggest bully in life can be yourself – can be the person standing in the way of your success, and sometimes you have to give yourself a boost. That was what ‘Roar’ was about. It is me, as I would imagine, an uptight New York girl who crashed in the jungle, and over the course of the music video she finds her strength and makes friends with the animals she was scared of at first.”
On Miley Cyrus:
“You know what – she’s so young and she’s trying to figure it out, too. She’s just finding her bearing right now – and, God you really don’t know how much pressure and insane scrutiny there is in this world until you’re in their shoes. I think that everyone just deserves in [that] type of position because it’s a really hard level to play at.”
On her album, Prism:
“I started PRISM in November 2012 and I was in a darker place in my life. There was a song called ‘By the Grace of God’.. Which paints a picture about how low I was… Feeling like I wasn’t enough, it wasn’t possible for me to be loved. From a lot of search for help… through a lot of changing how I think about myself… On this record, there’s a song called ‘Love Me’ which is a song about loving yourself first in order to be loved properly.”
Katy Perry is dressed in leather for this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.
With a newly released album, Perry is busier than ever!
Perry chats with EW about Mayer, who inspired the track “Legendary Lovers,” her non-existent rivalry with Lady Gaga and her thoughts on Miley Cyrus.
On boyfriend John Mayer:
“I actually wrote it in an email one time, and after I wrote it I looked — we had a long courtship before anything was [public], just writing letters to each other — and seeing ‘legendary lovers,’ it sounded so nice. Some things float into my mind, and I process them, and [then] I make songs about them.”
On fellow singer Miley Cyrus:
“She’s what, 19 or 20? She’s just living her life. She’s super young, and there’s no directing book on how to do this. Each of us find our own way, and some of us make it out alive and some of us don’t. I mean, Madonna was naked [too]. The thing is, people come to me and ask me, out of default, what I think about all these girls, but at the end of it all I shouldn’t be considered the behavior police, because I’m not always going to be on my best behavior!”
On “alleged” Lady Gaga:
“Gaga and I like to publicly dismiss it because it’s not healthy. You want to feel music. You want it to resonate and relate to you. You can’t look at it like a competition because you ruin the reason why you love music. But I think that sometimes our fan groups are so big and strong, they use it as ammunition.”
Get ready for Christmas with Miley Cyrus.
The “Bangerz” singer covers the December issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Cyrus is once again dishing on her controversial VMAs performance. In addition to that, Cyrus talks about being single for the first time in years.
Check out some highlights from her feature below.
So much has changed since your last Cosmo cover! Is this the most insane year of your life so far? “Everything is so chaotic and crazy right now and it’s so much all at once, but I’m living for it. I’m just having the best time ever and everything’s falling into place like it’s supposed to. Even people who want to hate on me, they can’t even shut down the fact that I’m literally what everyone is talking about. I don’t want to say that I’m on top right now – I feel like I’m kind of an underdog in a cool way. It’s almost punk rock to like me because it’s not the right thing to do. Like, society wants to shut me down.”
People were shocked by your VMA performance – but it was tame compared with the “We Can’t Stop” video. “When people started complaining about the awards show, I was like, ‘Have you never seen the fucking video?’ And what if I hadn’t done that performance? The VMAs would have been bad. They would have been missing something. The show was kind of making fun of how serious the pop industry is.”
How did you feel about the celebrities who dissed your VMAs performance? “I don’t really care. I think everyone would have given anything to be me at that moment, because I was being one hundred percent true to myself…and not many people can say that. At the end of the day, I would say I’m a nice person, and I take pride in the fact that I treat everyone really well, so there’s no reason for anyone to ever come at me because I only want the best for everybody else. I have a song that’s like, ‘Stay in your lane,’ because I’m not going to be you and you’re definitely not going to be me, so don’t throw shade. I don’t ever throw shade at anyone.”
What about the celebs who are on Team Miley? “The support of other artists is important because there are not many people who can relate to what I’m going through right now. Kanye West is one of those people, and even Katy Perry has been so cool. It’s easy for Kanye to support me because we’re in totally separate lanes of competition, but for Katy to say that she appreciates what I’m really doing for the pop industry, that keeps you going. And I mean, who cares what the media buzz is if Kanye West is telling you that you’re the shit?”
This is the first time you’ve been single in years. How are you dealing with that? “I need to treat my music like a relationship – give it my time and all the attention it deserves – and that’s my main love right now. This is the best time of my life. I’m not going to look back on it and be like, ‘I wish I hadn’t been dwelling over a breakup,’ you know? Because that’s not what God wants my life to be about right now. God wants my life to be about being successful and being happy and blessing other people and being blessed.”
Katy Perry has released yet another creative lyrical video. This time, the singer has unveiled the lyric video for “Unconditionally.”
The black & white video stars Janell Shirtcliff and Erika Linder, as they sing the ballad unclothed. The video was directed by Aya Tanimura!
Explaining the concept behind the video, Katy tweeted, “This one is about all kinds of love.”
Check out the video below.
Katy Perry is gorgeous on the October cover of ELLE Canada.
In an articled titled, “Girl Reinvented,” Perry discusses why she prefers the road less traveled.
Perry is currently promoting her upcoming fourth studio album, Prism. The album will be available in stores and on iTunes on October 18.