Katy Perry Dedicates “Part Of Me” To Manchester Victims at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
Watch the moving tribute.
Katy Perry redeemed herself at the Big Weekend.
Let’s chat for a second: Katy Perry’s “woke-pop” return has been a pretentious mess with her get-off-social-media comments, cheap remarks of Britney’s head shaving, and the rather messy singles rollout we’ve seen in the past month.
Despite “Chained To The Rhythm” being a radio staple at the start of the year, the media has sensed the vulnerability and handpicked Perry as the latest female pop star to take down and social media is right there with a ton of awkwardly edited videos to help out.
Although, as she performed an 11-song set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull this weekend, she showed that she is not about to let that happen.
The singer previewed “Witness: The Tour” with fun new remixed versions of her biggest hits (“Teenage Dream” and “Dark Horse” included!) and performed recent singles “Swish Swish” and “Bon Appétit“, but the crowd seemed to be most impressed when she stripped it all back for an acoustic rendition of “Part Of Me”.
Accompanied by backing singers and acoustic guitars, she dedicated “Part Of Me” to the victims and survivors of last week’s Manchester attack to thunderous applause and tears throughout.
Watch the emotional performance – and others – below.