Katy Perry: “I am, like, a f-cking strong elephant of a woman”


Last week, we covered the new photos of Katy Perry’s boobtastic appearance on the August issue of Esquire UK. HuffPo now how excerpts of Katy’s interview, and she comes across as… ugh. Maybe I just don’t like this girl. Except that I don’t really have any massive issue with her. She’s cute and she looks healthy and she has a nice figure, and she’s really lacking in musical talent but she’s not obnoxious about it or anything. She’s unoriginal and uninspired, but she seems relatively harmless. But this interview makes her sound like she believes her own hype – like she’s not simply a confident young woman, but instead she thinks she’s God’s gift. And really, she’s not.

On first meeting her match:
“I was 25, 30 feet away from him. And I threw the bottle straight at him: hit him smack dab on the head. Can you imagine the horrible feeling he had, when he was used to getting everything he wanted? I was like, ‘You’ve met your match, motherf*cker.’ A week later we went on vacation in Thailand.”

On taming Russell Brand:
“He used to basically be a professional prostitute – now he’s not. So he’s an extremist which can be both good and bad. I always needed someone stronger than me. And I am, like, a f*cking strong elephant of a woman [sic]. I say that hopefully in the humblest way I can.”

On being one in the same person as her future husband:
“I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I am you. You are me.’ Two divas in one house. It’s like splitting the atom: it shouldn’t happen.”

On being a girl-next-door type:
“I feel like I wanna be somewhat of a girl-next-door, but not as f*uckin’ sappy.”

On her number 1 single California Gurls:
“I was thinking to myself how perfect it would be to have a California anthem. I can’t let the Beach Boys down. I can’t let Tupac down. I had the idea to put Snoop on – I thought he would be the cherry on top, and it would make me look cooler.”

On smoking with Snoop:
“I was scared for my life to get off the hookah. Everyone else is smoking everything else. I was saying to myself, ‘If that sh*t still gets Snoop high, if I breathe it in I will die. I will be on a permanent balloon.’ I was like, ‘Hold on to the hookah.’”

On always getting her way:
“I was always very manipulative as a kid – I got my way. Which has helped me my whole life.”

On being larger than life:
“We are both larger than life. I think we are kind of cartoony. But I don’t think that means we’re not to be taken seriously.”

[From Esquire via HuffPo]

Yeah. We’ll see. The story isn’t over yet, Katy. And while Russell Brand is yours right now, he already seems to be white-knuckling the engagement, so good luck with the marriage. We’ll see if Katy is still “You’ve met your match, motherf-cker” and “I am, like, a f-cking strong elephant of a woman.” We’ll see.



Esquire UK photos courtesy of Hot Celeb.


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  1. snowball says:

    Despite the Photoshop job, I’ve seen her legs in videos. She’s got the legs of an elephant.

    And she’s as egotistical as her ugly fiance. They’ll make a perfect pair, except I wonder how they’ll fit their heads in a regular car.

  2. Dorothy says:

    Her comments about Snoop are funny though!

  3. Vanessa says:

    I don’t really have anything nice to say. But…my birthday is the same day as hers, except I’m 6 years younger.

  4. Riley says:

    KP has a Proactive commercial which usually signals a singing career is almost over, just ask Jessica Simpson and Kelly Clarkson. And believing her own hype will kill her career for good, just ask Jess’s younger sis, Ashlee. The moment Ashlee started to take herself too seriously, WHAM! her career was over.

  5. Jen says:

    Ummm….yea, what exactly has she accomplished? I vaguely remember a few catchy songs a few years ago, something about kissing a girl (talk about a gimmick) and then this “taming Russell Brand” stuff.

    Whatever, girl. Tick tock…that’s your fifteen minutes.

  6. Hautie says:

    I like Katy. And I like her music.

    But I tend to suspect that the marriage to Russell, is not going to end well.

    Yet I hope she has enough sense to get a pre-nup signed. Just in case things get ugly.

  7. VV says:

    Her provactiv commercials are brutal. Cringe worthy indeed.

    I haven’t got much to say other than I do have the feeling Russel is gonna tune her in someday. Leaving her to sound like a bigger ass than she does currently…And btw why would you want to be with someone who calls up a grandfather on a national radio show (BBC in this case) to tell them you had all sorts of sex with their granddaughter? As a malicious practical joke?

    Call me crazy but if you are gonna claim to be a strong person and a diva, you might also want to maintain some pretty high standards too on the people you associate with.

    And California Girls is number 1? Really? Ugh

  8. oh hey says:

    Stong, confident women don’t usually wear cupcake bras or bras that shoot out whipped cream, just sayin’.

    Also, when to come to confidence, I’ll pass on a lesson writing class. Show, don’t tell.

    I like her boots though.

  9. Rachum says:

    ugh she’s too desperate. I wish she would crawl off into obscurity with her ridiculous ‘I’m just so wacky and out there, look at my boobs!’ schtick.

    The alleged taming of Brand is pure ego. As if he’s not dicking around.

  10. Feebee says:

    Her answers don’t sound that genuine, just more like something that will make the equivalent of good sound bytes (would that just be “quotable”?)

  11. Josephine says:

    Nice photoshopping. She’s MUCH thicker irl.

  12. Angel says:

    I don’t really dig this chic, because I find her to be extremely narcissistic, but here she doesn’t say anything too jarring. Confidence is a good thing, and she wears it well here. (for once).

  13. a says:

    it would be interesting to see where she is 2 years from now…

  14. Julia says:

    I feel like, in general, when one uses the word “taming” regarding one partner in a relationship, that’s a bad sign.

    His sleeping around was, per him, a weird way to find love, but it sounded an awful lot like sex addiction/compulsion. You don’t really just stop those thoughts because you find love–like any other compulsive behavior, novelty can break the cycle temporarily, but unless he also 1) decided he was unhappy with the way he was 2) therapeutically worked it out, I’m not betting on that horse.

  15. Electric says:

    “Stong, confident women don’t usually wear cupcake bras or bras that shoot out whipped cream, just sayin’.”

    Oh hey- true dat. That video is so cringe.

  16. qb says:

    Didn’t she just said that what Lady Gaga did was blasphemy.

    She is topless with a necklace that has a bunch of crosses.

    She is so fake and disingenuous.

  17. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I cannot stand her music, and that California Gurls song makes me want to commit murder! I didn’t think she could come up with a more annoying song than that kissing a girl song, but she has.

    Sorry Snoop got dragged into that whole mess. WTF is wrong with him?

  18. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I want every single piece of jewelery that she is wearing. Especially the necklace. The bracelet to. I think this cow is sooo full of sh*t I seriously don’t like her and I hate that stupid ass California Girls song. Who the heck likes that sh*t?

  19. d says:

    I wish I could wear boots like that. Not every day. Just the days when I feel like I want to kick some a**, take down names, and look good. Anyhoo…I have a feeling too that marriage won’t end well, but oh well. Live and learn, Katy, live and learn.

  20. lisa says:

    I actually like Russell. I don’t find him attractive. But when he is on a entertainment show you should watch. I swear I always laugh out loud. He has a very quick wit. I like that. She however is trying to hard to be like women before her who were very vocal and revealing. Thing is they did it first and it was refreshing because they were the Originals. Katy is the flavor of the moment. She is working her ass off because of Gaga.. that is the cause. Before Gaga hit it Katy was really more low key. Off centered, but low key. Now she running off with the mouth, more and more outrageous costumes. So this is just another counter move. Now she is EVERYWHERE.. watch out Katy it all begins with stupid quotes in a magazine.. Talk to Megan Fox if you don’t believe me.

  21. Shaark says:

    I feel like the strongest woman in hollywood or one of the genuine ones is Angelina Jolie. When you read her interviews, she is warm, humble, real and sweet but her actions and her movie roles are bold, strong and unconventional.

  22. lucy2 says:

    She’s cute and has had a couple of manufactured pop songs be successful – ground breaking! Seems like she takes herself WAY too seriously and is trying to hard.
    I think Russel is gross, and it seems like all of their hoopla is more for attention than anything else.

  23. Amneh says:

    She’s such a Bettie Page rip-off, especially the hairstyles.

  24. The Truth Fairy says:

    I think she is fooling herself about Russell Brand, but time will tell.

  25. These two have hooked up for the added celeb status. Somehow, 1 + 1 = 2 & (even weirder) they’ve actually figured it out.

    But it won’t last. Both are such dominant personalities that they each need much more docile partners in the long term.

  26. Jnet says:

    While he is a riot-Russell Brand is UGLY. So she can just have him.

  27. elaine benes says:

    @Fluffy Kitten Tail, I don’t get the deal with California Gurls song either. I’ve tried, but nope.

  28. OC lady says:

    I don’t have good feelings about this.

    Tame is never the word you want to use. People are not fixer-up models that you can tinker with and fix. They come as is for the most part, and you have to accept that or have a constant project on your hands. Eventually the initial glow wears off, and then the person goes back to who he is. It’s almost predictable. But, she’s young. It’s a starter marriage. Let’s see what she says after it all blows up. Now, that will be a good interview.

  29. Sasha says:

    she kind of reminds me of that wrestler, chyna….omg those thigh boots are gahgeous!

  30. cprincess says:

    I think shes cute and at least shes got some zap unlike most tedious pop stars/reality stars….

  31. Mandhy says:

    Russel Brand has basically said he ‘wonders if she can tame him’. They will never wed let alone stay together. She insults Gaga and does the same thing. Thick legged bimbo with a large ego, wait that sounds like Russell Brand too…not wait, he’s only HUGELY knock kneed! Anyone notice that? He is funny though…she has no talent I can see except that she got a sex addict to propose to her…OH WAIT…HAAAAAAAAAa Think about it, when she gets sick of all the sucking she has to do…bye bye birdie!

  32. Jover says:

    First, lets not forget Avril Lavigne doing the proactive ads. They’re cringeworthy – you aren’t edgy when you’re doing these – your
    ‘re desperate. Second,yes WTF is up with Snoop appearing in this dreck; he can’t need the publicity or the money, I suspect and hope it’s all tongue-in-cheek. For her to invoke Tupac and the Beach Boys – does everyone have their heads up their collective rears – she’s not that good. Her live gig shown on the concert channel, (118) in my area, shows that high school performers are better. Finally, this is what happens when you have 20something clods running a once esteemed mag – you get interviews with delusional dopes.

  33. kim says:

    Wow Katie Egomaniac much?! This poor girls 15 minutes are almost up and will she have a reality check when she realizes she isnt talented or attractive in any way shape or form. I dont know who she paid or slept with to get famous but she should enjoy it because it wont last long/she doesnt have the talent to sustain a long term career. Hum maybe thats why she is marrying Russell – to elongate her fame time.

  34. kim says:

    The Beach Boys and Tupac are rolling. That song is sooooo bad it makes all California girls seems like airheaded idiots who walk around in Daisy Dukes and bikini tops all day. She’s a hypocritical moron and a HORRENDOUS role model for young women.

  35. Emily says:

    “I was thinking to myself how perfect it would be to have a California anthem.”
    Bitch, please. Besides the Beach Boys, who have a much better song that they managed to spell correctly, there’s been songs about California by bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Ramones-bands that lasted a lot longer than this bitch will. Her ego needs to STFU!

  36. notsoanonymous says:

    1) I’m pretty positive those two are actually, legally married. Just my guess and not directly substantiated, of course… I’ve just wondered for a bit now they way they speak to the press about each other.

    2) I admit, I kind of like her as a human. I do think she tries too hard though to be what she thinks she needs to be publicly. In fact, based on her Christian roots, I think she will later in life be a little bit ashamed of her actions and words.

    3) That video is AWFUL.

  37. Isa says:

    I think she has a lovely figure and I don’t think she’s “thick” or has thick legs at all.

    But I can’t turn on the radio without hearing that California girls song…or that song “Think you’re better than me.” Ugh.

    Why can’t strong, confident girls wear cupcake bras? Why can’t they do what they want?

  38. moocowhead says:

    Uh… Do you really think Brian Wilson would be impressed Katy? That is just fucking embarrassing.

    I’ve figured out why I can’t stand her; I’m sick of minimally talented people, (I don’t know if she has any talent but i’ll presume she can sing better than I can), being put under a spotlight and given all these priveledges they don’t deserve, then having to hear them talk about themselves all the time. And I have a personal distaste for attentionwhores.

  39. Mia says:

    She’s only got two things going for her, her two California Gurls, but showing them every single live long day is pretty tedious for all concerned.

    I bet even that pirate looking, so called reformed sex addict Russel Brand is gonna ask her to put them away before long.

    And what’s wrong with Hollywood? Why would someone know for a fact that their man used to pretty much be a prostitute and then think one word: marriage.

    “Anything that was ridden that hard for that long is something you don’t want to buy.”

    Jeff Foxworthy, on why you shouldn’t go to a house of ill repute looking for a spouse, or buy a used rental car.

  40. M says:

    Anyone know what brand those boots are? I really want to buy them.

  41. Mia says:

    # 39

    Here ya go. They show the real version, and even the look for less. Betcha you’ll rock these boots!


  42. qb says:

    @M , the boots look like they are Larare GWENDOLINE

  43. bizzy says:

    yeah, when she’s strong and confident enough *not* to get her tits out for every photo shoot, call me.

    displaying your *young, beautiful, photo-shopped* body is not a sign of strength and confidence. if she does the same photo-shoot at fifty or sixty, with genuine disregard for the ensuing shit-storm, then i will be impressed by how strong and confident she is.

  44. RHONYC says:

    “Two divas in one house.”

    you just said a mouthful sister.

  45. Rx says:

    Great boobs, disease infested fiancé, crappy music…THE END.

  46. Katya32 says:

    Bragging about how strong you are is tempting fate, Honey…..You never know how strong you are until the the sh*t hits the fan. I guess we’ll see.

  47. Kelly says:

    Oh I dunno, strong bitches don’t really need to keep going on about how awesome they are and how they think they’ve arm wrestled the king of the Slores to the table when really, they’ve just found a convenient media niche that he liked the look of, but is already tick tick ticking away, hence this desperado look at me mag spread.
    Long winded, I know. But accurate! Mark my words.
    Im sure she’s a very talented girl, but that sort of forté suffers from oversharing.

  48. Katy Perry has nothing to offer Glee. Except hypocrisy and bad taste in hair. I hope she gets asked to be on Glee and is set to play a janitor who picks up Sue’s vomit!