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Katy Perry Wows In February’s GQ Cover and Her Views On Her Own Beliefs

Katy Perry Wows In February's GQ Cover and Her Views On Her Own Beliefs

Katy Perry has expertly navigated a career that has shaped her into a sex symbol for males in addition to a figure of female empowerment for young girls — at least that’s what her latest GQ profile aims to argue.

The 29-year-old Grammy nominee poses in a skimpy striped one-piece for GQ’s February cover and opened up to reporter Amy Wallace about, well, just about everything. Perry goes glam in several of the mag’s pin-up-inspired photos, smoldering in the suggestive come-hither spread.

Here are a few key quotes from the “Unconditionally” singer’s interview, which took place just before Perry’s controversial American Music Awards performance in November.

On why she donned a powdered “Yellow Face” as a geisha for the performance: “I was thinking about unconditional love, and I was thinking: Geishas are basically, like, the masters of loving unconditionally.” Yes, she said that. The pop vixen also called Japan “the capital of adorableness.”

On the race-fueled maelstrom that followed the performance: Perry said she respects the debate but believes that her critics misunderstood. “All I was trying to do is just give a very beautiful performance about a place that I have so much love for and find so much beauty in, and that was exactly where I was coming from, with no other thought besides it.”

On her enviable figure: “I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, ‘God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can’t see my feet when I’m lying down?'” Then, at age 11, something phenomenal happened: “God answered my prayers. I had no clue they would fall into my armpits eventually.”

On plastic surgery: I’ve never had any plastic surgery. Not a nose, not a chin, not a cheek, not a [breast]. So my messages of self-empowerment are truly coming from an au naturel product.”

On her beliefs (Perry grew up in a fiercely Pentecostal household as the daughter of two traveling ministers): “I see everything through a spiritual lens,” she says. “I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens …. I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form? I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I’m going to ask him that question. It just hasn’t been appropriate yet.”

On her relationship with President Obama: “I might have won Wisconsin for him,” she said. “Actually, I didn’t do too much, but he called on me a couple of times. Which was very nice.”

On her relationship with her parents: They’re “oddballs, but I love them.”

On getting back together with singer John Mayer, with whom she’s also collaborated musically: “I think that I needed to grow up.” The singer emphasized that they were just dating and that she’s “just having a wonderful experience with a wonderful guy. There’s no rush.”

On Jeff Buckley’s album, “Grace”: “Love that record so much.” Why? because she lost her virginity while listening to it at 16 in the front seat of a Volvo sedan.



By Nardine Saad



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