Is she tone deaf?
Katy Perry describes her new era as "purposeful pop," which apparently includes ass grabbing. 18-year-old Shawn Mendes was in the middle of an interview at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday (March 5) when he felt someone touching his derrière.
At first, Mendes ignored it, but after a few moments looked back to confront the culprit. Turns out it was Perry, who awkwardly stared at him for several seconds too long before locking eyes with the "Mercy" singer then fleeing the scene.
Perry has a knack for causing controversy at award shows this year. At the BRITs, she took a dig at Britney Spears not once, but twice.
It's all fun and games, but can you imagine if the situation were reversed? Watch the moment unfold below:
— Shawn Mendes Updates (@BestShawn2) March 6, 2017
Mendes wasn't solely there for Perry to sink her fangs into. He performed "Mercy" off 2016's Illuminate:
— Shawn Mendes Updates (@TrackingSM) March 6, 2017