No Katy Perry did NOT.
In her recent interview with Elle magazine, Katy opens up about the extreme pressures of fame and the sense of urgency to stay on top.
“It is a hundred times harder a dream than the dream that I dreamt when I was nine,” she says. “You think you signed up for one thing, but you automatically sign up for a hundred others. And that is why you see people shaving their ******* heads.”
A clear reference to Britney’s infamous moment of weakness in 2007. Rude.
“You’ve got to name someone the villain, someone the princess, someone’s the mom [and] the dad type—you know there always have to be characters. As pop figures, we’re all characters. And the media uses that.”
She continued, “Who is the sweetheart, who is the villain? You know. Taylor’s the sweetheart. Kanye [West]’s the villain. That’s the narrative.”
The irony is we’re using what she said against her – the point she’s trying to make. And yes, media, fans, people categorize celebs because that’s how we work. It’s not exclusive to famous people though. Are your friends in the family category? Is your boss a friend? Exactly.
This should make Katy Perry feel a little “-____-”
Calm your ****, Britney Army; she speaks the truth. Katy might’ve indirectly shaded Brit a little bit in the sense that no one wants to remember that dark moment in pop culture, however if Britney weren’t extremely famous and hounded at that time she probably would’ve been a high school teacher’s assistant in Kentwood, LA with a full head of hair. She’s making the point that fame can break you down, something you don’t foresee coming until you’re in the midst of the white-hot spotlight.
This also has nothing to do with the above, but I find what she said about Adele in the same interview pretty funny, so here:
“Adele is so real and couldn’t care less about the trappings of fame. She came to a show at the Hammersmith Apollo in England and stole my after-show burrito. She’s like, ‘How the f–k did you get a burrito in England?'”
Oh my my baby don’t be shy.