Why Katy Perry Wrote ‘Roar’

Katy Perry 'Roar' coat

Katy Perry checked in with her Twitter followers (@katyperry) on Tuesday (August 20), sharing a reason behind the penning of her latest single ‘Roar’, the first track from the American pop star’s upcoming album ‘Prism’, out October 22nd on Capitol Records. Perry tweets:

Secretly… I love how when I wrote #ROAR I was just trying to write a song about being a mega cat lady. Shhh, don’t tell anyone.

Katy Perry And John Mayer Living Together, Is Marriage Next?

Katy Perry on stage with her dancers

According to Hollyscoop, John Mayer and Katy Perry are living together, and the couple have been discussing marriage. “Katy and John picked out her new home together. They picked it out for them to start a life together. They live there together,” a source close to the ‘Firework’ singer revealed.

Talking about the pair’s wedding prospects, the tipster added, “He has not proposed, but they have talked about getting married. My guess is they will be married but not with a big ceremony at all – she does not want that. Katy feels John is her soulmate and that he is the reason for her becoming who she is. I have never seen Katy so happy and I have known her for many years!”

Molly Meldrum Does First Post Accident Interview With Katy Perry

Katy Perry on stage

Molly Meldrum’s first interview since his accident took place with Katy Perry recently. The American pop singer talked with the legendary Australian music critic about having five number one singles on her latest album ‘Teenage Dream’, always being at work, growing up in the church, smuggling music growing up because of her restrictive parents, how a gorgeous girl she grew up with in Santa Barbra inspired ‘I Kissed A Girl’, the sad ending of her marriage to Russell Brand and more.

On the split with Brand:

Well, you know, when something goes on in the relationship it’s between the two people, really, so it’s not anyone else’s business so I still have a lot to look forward to.

On living her dream:

My dream has always been the same – to be onstage and to hear thousands of people sing along with me. I took the best pieces from the tour of last year and put them into this film. And just, you know, hopefully, people can know my story and experience the tour and all the bits and feel like they are there.

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Katy Perry: I Use Baby Wipes, Not Toilet Paper

Katy Perry playing guitar on stage

Special K of Houston’s KRBE went to the Katy Perry pool party in Los Angeles for a “Part of Me 3D” movie promotion. The DJ went as “out of touch guy” to interview the pop singer, asking her about being Texas Governor Rick Perry’s daughter, how actress Zooey Deschanel stars in her movie, the inspiration for ‘Hot N Cold’, being an extraterrestrial who joined Lil Kim to spawn Nicki Minaj, and how she prefers to use baby wipes over toilet paper to clean the crevices.

On being Rick Perry’s offspring:

Actually I’m not really related to him, but it’s a coincidence that we have the same last name.

On Zooey Deschanel starring in the movie:

Well, actually we’re kind of friends, and it’s strange. I think that God really liked the look of me and her, and that’s why he made two of us.

On ‘Hot N Cold’ being inspired by a faucet:

You know, it’s true. It’s probably not appropriate to tell you the real meaning of that song until you’re mature enough to handle it.

On how many Justin Biebers she could take on in a brawl:

17. 58. He’s actually very cute.

On being an extraterrestrial:

I like to communicate with the aliens sometimes through meditation, but that might be stretching it too far.

On having a secret love child with Lil Kim named Nicki Minaj:

Yeah! I’m gonna make that rumor a confirmation right now. How many licks does it take to get to the center of the lollipop? I love Lil Kim wear she wore that little thing with the boobie hanging out. Little pasties. I wish I could do that but mine just hang to my knees.

On toilet paper:

Honey I don’t use that stuff. I’m actually a really big fan of baby wipes, because they’re so dynamic in their usage. You can use them for so many different things. To take off your makeup, to do one of those quick showers. To clean things in crevices.

The interview audio at Soundcloud has since been removed.

Katy Perry Sticks Up For Chivalrous Justin Bieber

Katy Perry dressed as Katy Beth Terry in a nerd outfit while shooting the 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)' music video

J-Si of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning went to Los Angeles to talk to Katy Perry about her new movie, but when he showed up to the interview dressed for a pool party shirtless, she wasn’t sounding too comfortable. Katy proceeded to talk about helping employ people with the movie, came to the defense of Justin Bieber’s paparazzi entanglement and expressed a distaste for punking people.

On being turned on by J-Si:

I’ve lost that type of emotional vulnerability in the past few years… No, I’m very turned on. I should probably just keep my hands on the table.

On giving people jobs and plucking them out of obscurity with her ‘Part of Me 3D’ movie:

Well it’s really good, but sometimes, this is probably not something very nice to say, but I hope I’m not MC Hammering all my money away. Sometimes you have an entourage. I know I’m not, because the people I work with are actually true professionals, but sometimes it takes a person to confirm you’re a true professional and start paying you like a true professional.

On Justin Bieber’s paparazzi confrontation:

Was Selena there? Was he protecting her? Well that’s called chivalry! Don’t get it twisted, and I love Justin Bieber. He can do no wrong in my eye.

On punking people:

Actually I don’t like punking people, because I had to do it the other day, and I hated it. I felt gross inside and I needed to go home and pray and I did.

Watch the interview, and her brief conversation on the phone with J-Si’s wife Kinsey, via YouTube below.

Katy Perry Felt A Big Wave Coming & Wanted To Document It

Katy Perry in a custom gold bust for the 'E.T.' music video

Clevver News caught up with Katy Perry during a press junket for her ‘Part Of Me 3D’ movie, where the pop star revealed why she decided to take on the project, what life was like on her California Dreams tour, how her career can be tough and challenging, and her hopes to inspire fans with the movie.

On taking on the movie:

In the winter of 2010 when I was planning my tour, I was watching the reaction from people from the ‘Teenage Dream’ record I put out, and people were really reacting. They were excited. They wanted more. The tour, I never thought I could play for this many people, but everyone wanted to come and see the show. So I was like wow, this feels like there’s a big wave coming, and I’m about to have a huge ride, and maybe I want to document it to see if I go completely mental, bankrupt or have the best success of my career. I wanted people to see when they see this is really at the end of the day when I wash all my makeup off, put my hair up and get into my little jammies, I am kind of just a normal girl that had a dream, came from Santa Barbara, and worked really hard to fulfill that dream and they too have that opportunity if they want. It’s all up to them to spark that.

On pruning down the hundreds of hours of footage:

I’m surprised that I couldn’t show everybody 300 plus hours because they would be bored to death. I had to really narrow it down and pick the best parts of the footage and put it into film, because we had such a great time on tour. It was one of the most incredible experiences that I ever had and I learned so much and I created a family even more so than the team I had around me. I got to share. What’s really cool to me is not hoarding the opportunity I get, but to be able to bring all of my friends, all of my family along on the ride, and to see their reaction too.

The hardest part of her journey:

There’s a lot of work. There’s more work than I thought when I signed up for it at 9 years old, but that’s okay. I’m finding the balance. I have the balance but everyday is a new opportunity or a new challenge.

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Katy Perry Is OK With Showing Her Real Side

Katy Perry amongst tires for the 'E.T.' music video

Elizabeth Vargas of ‘Good Morning America’ recently spoke with Katy Perry about her concert movie ‘Part of Me’, documenting the end of her marriage to comedian Russell Brand, and how she wouldn’t do anything different.

On putting herself out there with the project:

I wouldn’t have done it any other way. I paid for the movie myself and financed it the whole way.

On being open while her parents are very religious:

But I still have a moral compass, I hope. And I still try to make all of my decisions with integrity and respect. My sister, she’s along the ride with me, and she’s kind of like my warden. I know if I get out of line, either my grandmother or my sister will pop me.

On documenting the problems in her personal life:

I’m okay with showing that real side and stripping it down. I just wanted to show that really at the end of it all, I was just a normal girl. Pretty plain Jane, who had an idea. Planted a seed and watered it.

On if she would do anything different:

Nothing. It’s like a scar. Sometimes you look on your legs or your arms and you see this scar. And sometimes they’re bad and it reminds you of the thing that you learned or what not to do again. And these are valuable things. They’re life lessons that help me in the future.

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Katy Perry Discusses Movie, Ambition & Prince Charming

Katy Perry in makeup and headdress for 'E.T.' music video

Katy Perry was on the phone with On Air with Ryan Seacrest the other day to promote her new movie ‘Part of Me 3D’. The American pop singer talked about why she decided to document the tour which led to the movie, her ambition to succeed, being surprised by what she’s achieved, leaving her personal life issues off the stage, not doing anything differently and punching Prince Charming.

On documenting her tour for a movie:

I actually asked some guys to come out on the road with me for the California Dreams tour for all of the 122 shows last year around the world, and just catch everything, because I thought either I was going to have the best success of my life or a complete mental breakdown or go completely bankrupt, but whatever was going to happen I wanted to catch it because it felt like it needed to be documented.

On her ambition to succeed starting out in Los Angeles:

I’ve always kind of had this blind ambition, and every time I’ve heard the word no it was like this charge of okay, well, I’m gonna do it. I grew up in this sheltered atmosphere where I did here a lot of “no”.

If she’s surprised by her accomplishments:

No it’s surprising, because when you’re really young and you watch Robin Leach on ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’, you’re like whoa, this is crazy. This is great. People are eating from gold spoons and they have a pool the size of a stadium. Then when you actually get to the point where you’re having success you realize oh, I’m pretty much too exhausted to even eat, I’m just going to fall asleep with my makeup on.

On the movie scenes where she’s emotional just before performances because of personal life turmoil:

You just have to be a grownup as boring as that sounds, and realize that you’ve been given this opportunity and so many other people would dream of the position that you’re in and you have to be grateful and you have to slap yourself across the face and separate your personal life from your professional. That’s what I had to do a few times last year, and a couple of those times were caught on tape. Literally on of the times I was dragging myself up stairs and on the lift and you see that moment I’m so exhausted because of all the things required of me at this level and I literally just flip a switch on my dress and my peppermint starts spinning and I focus on the performance and put a smile on my face. It’s like I really remember that my situation is my situation and it’s not the audience’s problem. They came here to be entertained, and I wanted to give them what they came for.

On what she’d do differently:

Nothing. No, I’ve learned all of these wonderful lessons that are priceless, and I apply them to my life and sometimes I get great material from them and I’m completely inspired everyday when I do learn something. I’m just always trying to learn and know and soak up information.

On punching Prince Charming:

I think the movie is kind of this story of overcoming obstacles no matter what shape they come in whether it’s from where you came from or your work or your personal situation, and for me what it’s turned out to be is it’s like a modern day fairytale but I just don’t need this Prince Charming for my happy ending.

The interview audio at Kyte.tv has since been removed.

Katy Perry: ‘Part Of Me 3D’ Will Document Marriage And Divorce

Katy Perry smiles in her Katy Beth Terry outfit while shooting the 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)' music video

Katy Perry visited ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday (May 22), revealing that her ‘Part of Me 3D’ movie will show her going through both the marriage and divorce from comedian Russell Brand.

“I thought it was important to show everything in between,” the 27-year-old said. “I think sometimes people think that we’re perfect, and we know we’re not perfect, at all. I think it’s important to start breaking down the idea that to achieve your dreams you always have to be perfect or flawless or live in some kind of fantasy world. So that’s why I decided to put everything into the film, in the most tasteful way.”

Watch Katy’s comments below.

Katy Perry ‘Part Of Me’ 3D Movie Poster & Trailer

Katy Perry 'Part of Me'

Katy Perry checked in with her Twitter followers (@katyperry) on Thursday (May 17), where the pop star revealed the official poster to her ‘Part of Me’ 3D movie, which is in theaters on July 5th.

So happy to share with you the official #KP3D movie poster…from a hairbrush to a headliner…get ready, JULY 5TH!

Just left the edit bay @ Paramount Studios… I have that feeling… #KP3D

Watch the trailer via YouTube below.