Katy Perry Shades “Desperate” Pop Stars, Defends Using “Plastic” Kim Kardashian Culture On Stage
Katy Perry defends borrowing from other cultures, talks about baby plans, and puts pop stars in their place in a new Rolling Stone cover story. She explains, “I’m not, like, a crazy ‘I’m gonna die for my fans’ type. Some people are so dramatic about it, and you’re like, ‘Honestly, you’re not the Second Coming. You’re just an entertainer!'” “I’m very grateful for fans’ support, but I’m not thirsty or desperate,” says Perry. (Hmm… any thoughts on which singers she may be referencing?)
Perry also addresses the continuing controversy over some of the “cultural appropriation” in her performances, including the big-bootied mummies who dance on stage with her during concerts. “As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery,” explains the star. “Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies.” She adds, “I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people.”
The singer is not happy about what seems like increasing pressure not to borrow from other cultures. “I guess I’ll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that’s it,” says Perry. “I know that’s a quote that’s gonna come to f*ck me in the ass, but can’t you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don’t know.”
Does she plan to have a baby in the future? Perry tells the magazine, “I want to be doing that in the right time. And that’s not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it’s in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it. I don’t really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over.”
And she isn’t sure she needs to have a man in her life to start a family. “I don’t need a dude. I mean, [Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka], their twins are beautiful. It’s 2014!” declares Perry. “We are living in the future; we don’t need anything. I don’t think I’ll have to, but we’ll see. I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.”
What do you think about what she has to say?