Katy Perry: John Mayer is a “Genius,” Should Give Brain “To Science”


By Michael Lewittes



Katy Perry opens up in the new issue of Billboard about her divorce from Russell Brand and her on-again relationship with John Mayer.

The “Roar” singer praises Mayer’s intellect, saying, “He literally is a genius, as is evident from his songwriting.”

Perry shares, “I always tell him, ‘Darling, you know I’m going to have to give your mind to science after you’ve passed, because we’re going to have to understand how all these sparks work.'”

“We’ll be in bed, and he’ll be doing the crossword puzzle,” reveals the star, adding, ‘Every night, he tries to finish it in under 10 minutes. When he puts his mind to something, he really gets it done very well. I always ask for his help.”

Perry also talks to the mag about her divorce from Brand, recalling a December 2011 interview with Barbara Walters she was late to because of her marital problems.

The performer says, “I shouldn’t have done the interview: I was playing Madison Square Garden that same night, and I knew that the end of my marriage was coming. I was just exhausted and stressed.

Perry continues, “I’d prepped everyone that I was running late, but Barbara showed up at the original time anyway. When I got there, I apologized immediately, but then she said to me, ‘You know, I’ve only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? Judy Garland. You know how she turned out, right?’ I was like, ‘Oh, snap! Yes, b**ch!'”

“I think it’s the coolest thing that Barbara Walters shaded me. I just couldn’t tell her as we were sitting down for a mega-interview, ‘Hey, my marriage is falling apart. Give me a break,'” notes the singer.

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