Katy Perry texted K-Stew about Sparkles: ‘I’m just trying to be a friend to him’

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Katy Perry covers the September issue of Elle UK, and I can hear you from way over here while you are wondering why Katy’s been getting such high profile magazine covers. Last month’s Vogue seemed odd enough as a one-off. Katy’s not even really promoting anything right now — her third album is still in progress, but it has just been revealed to be titled Prism for an Oct. 22 release. The first single is rumored to be titled “Rainbow,” of course, despite Katy’s claim last year that “my music is about get real f—ing dark.” Right.

Oh well. Katy looks quite pretty on this rather uneventful cover. She’s wearing Dolce & Gabbana because she’s become quite the D&G fashion girl lately. The designers themselves appeared alongside her on the Met Gala carpet a few months ago. I do wonder how long Katy prepped for this particular photoshoot, but I suspect that the three-month Vogue window applied for Elle UK as well. The interview is kind of weird because you can tell that Katy is straining to dig into her own dirt for something slightly salacious to reveal. What does she come up with? How she wedding crashed with Rob Pattinson a few months ago, much to Kristen Stewart’s chagrin:

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On Kristen Stewart: “I sent her a text message saying: ‘I know you’ve seen all this stuff but you know I would never disrespect you. I’m not that person. I’m just trying to be a friend to him but it is unfortunate that I do have a set of tits.’”

On her 1st & 2nd breakups with John Mayer: “He pulled away. That was a big hello for me. I realised I could lose the person I loved and I had to deal with some things, issues I think a lot of women have. You can be strong in one aspect of your life but submissive in another.”

She loves “challenging” men: “I’m not interested in taming anyone – I’m pretty wild myself.”

On on-off BFF Rihanna: “I love her and every time I see her, I’m reminded of the light that she has. There’s a lot of dark in this business. I know a lot of people out there with the most detrimental entourages – they are the root of their demise. It’s really unfortunate but you can’t save these people. My days of celebrity saving are over!”

[From Elle UK]

Well, I for one am glad that Katy didn’t decide to throw Russell Brand under the bus yet again, but I guess her people probably warned her to refrain from doing so in two consecutive major magazine interviews. So do you think that anything really happened with between Katy Kat and Ol’ Sparkles? I think there was probably a lot of flirting, but Katy’s really not Rob’s type. She’s so high maintenance, and he’s used to dating chicks who wear ripped up t-shirts and never wash their hair. Plus, he’s wayyy too nice for Katy because she likes the bad boys.

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Katy Perry

Photos courtesy of ELle UK

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  1. Kate says:

    She and Snow Ho share the same publicist who told Katy to mention that so that both get publicity.

  2. Anna says:

    When I saw her PRISM promo truck http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1270796/thumbs/o-KATY-PERRY-PRISM-570.jpg?1 , my first thought was, when did Katy Perry get all political?

  3. emmie_a says:

    Is it just the outfit (first pic) or does she have super short legs??

  4. Maria says:

    What the hell does this mean?

    “I could lose the person I loved and I had to deal with some things, issues I think a lot of women have. You can be strong in one aspect of your life but submissive in another”

    So if she wanted to keep mr douche she had to give up parts of herself he couldn’t handle or what? and other women should follow her example?

    • blue marie says:

      My guess is that that it means she’s strong outside the bedroom, makes all kind of decisions but once inside the bedroom she gives up control and allows JM to dominate. there are a lot of women that way. (I think Rhianna is this way)

      or.. she was letting him run all over her and she had to put a stop to it.

    • Joanna says:

      no, I think she means she can be strong in her professional life but submissive in her personal life, i.e., relationship with Mayer. with my ex, he always wanted to be the one in charge. I was used to an equal relationship with give and take, with this one it was like he was the boss. or wanted to be. so we kept arguing because he wouldn’t compromise on anything. if I had been more submissive and maybe manipulated things behind the scenes, making him think it was his idea, we prob could have made it. But I’m a straight-forward person so we were always fighting for control/our way. So i think she’s saying she can be strong in her career, but she has to be submissive in her relationship with him in order for it to work.

      • Maria says:

        yeah that was what I got from the statement. Oh what ever. She can do whatever she wants, but such comments bother me since she has young fans. Kind of ” be yourself in life EXCEPT with your man, be who he wants you to be”

      • deehunny says:

        that is how i interpreted her comments as well.

      • Bitca says:

        Considering their young ages, & obvious emotional immaturity in their relationships? Seems both KP & Rihanna try to get involved with men who expect any sacrifices & commitment to be on the woman’s side.

        An emotional involvement is not enough to make these guys pass up some time with a hot & willing groupie, but as long as the he tells the Girlfriend “It didn’t *mean* anything–I love YOU,” she tries to be cool with it. For as long as she can.

        With Katy P, I’m afraid that is what she’s not willing to say outright. Perhaps her splits w/Mayer happened when she’d had it w/his need to massage his ego with bits on the side, & despite her efforts, she WASN’T cool with it. He might have told her, that if she was going to be so insecure & “clingy” (a great button to push), their relationship just wasn’t going to lead anywhere…. Geez, won’t speculate further—yuck—hope this is miles off-base.

        Except Brand’s the same type—& she expected him to live like a monk while she was on a year-long tour??

        Other commenters are right; in interviews, she really oughta stick to chatting about what a fab experience it was to be a “Smurfette” again; plans for future album, etc… Matt Damon seems to be one of the few who can toss in harmless goss about his bold-print friends.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I suspect it means she was needy and neurotic in the wake of her marriage breakdown, and she had to sort herself out before she could be a fit member of a romantic couple again.

      • magpie says:

        “she’s strong outside the bedroom, makes all kind of decisions but once inside the bedroom she gives up control and allows JM to dominate.” Nope, the opposite. Sexy in the bedroom and in her profession, submissive personally. WHY GO BACK to that douche!!!!

  5. Eleonor says:

    I am more interested in what she says about Rihanna.
    ” I know a lot of people out there with the most detrimental entourages – they are the root of their demise. It’s really unfortunate but you can’t save these people. My days of celebrity saving are over!”

    • MrsB says:

      I thought that was the most interesting part as well. She’s pretty much letting everybody know Rihanna is a mess.

    • That girl says:

      I thought so too. I wonder who she tried to save?

    • Elodie says:

      Well to me it’s kinda funny-baffling when people think they can “save” or “fix” someone… Sure there are good intentions but at the end of the day you’ve gotta let the person be, whether it’s bad to worse. Because it’s like trying to give yourself some props and other credit of their demise “oh I tried to save her…” no dear try to be there if you couldn’t well fine but don’t give yourself some credit of it, you were there because you wanted to, and not asking anything in return. Been in that position and it kinda baffles-amuses me how the people who let me down, I totally don’t blame them for the fact that they let me down, their rightful choice, but I totally side eyed them when they took credits off my downfall and posing as if they were saviors in the first place and other twisted up mindset like that to make themselves feel better than me… a friend is someone who is there, and even if the friend can’t help, he/she can seat next to you and perhaps put a hand on your shoulder just so you know he/she is there in your most f!cked up ways, you know he/she can’t save you at all, but you’ve got a friend that is all… and if the friend gives up, his choice as well, as hard as it is to take in.

      Change comes from within and you should let one be the person they choose to be, if they bounce back fine but if they are still in the gutter, how about you live your life and you shut your mouth and even if you don’t wish them the best, stay quiet and don’t try to give yourself some credit of it. But the irony is when they bounce back, the same people who let you down try to bring up your past very much. Urgh what a f!ckep up world, the hypocrisy.

      Sorry for the rant, hope it made sense what I wrote.

      • Eleonor says:

        I get what you’re saying: you can’t change someone unless he/she wants to change BUT friendship is more than just “being there when you need”. A friend is that one person who can tell you “honey you’re a mess, you’ve gone too far, that’s too much” even when you don’t want to hear that. It’s painful to look someone who you love hurt him/herself constantly, without doing nothing.

      • magpie says:

        If she’s talking about it publicly, she’s still trying to “save”. Like she’s trying to “save” JM. I like Katy, but she needs to give it up for reals.

  6. Bopit says:

    Her face looks stunning in that second photo! Gorgeous makeup and brow.

  7. Maria says:

    “I would never disrespect you. I’m not that person”
    Kristen is that person though. was it throwing shade? or just bad wording?

    also the rihanna bit is interesting.

    • Tessa says:

      Kristen is worse than that person. Rob was Kristen’s ex at the time of the text. Liberty didn’t get a text, and Liberty was married to Rupert. Kristen’s behavior was pretty much as low as it goes.

      • mimi says:

        @ Tessa:

        Lower than murder, rape, child/animal abuse, assault and battery, driving around intoxicated from booze or drugs and putting innocent lives in danger?

        One year later and no repeat affairs from her. In fact, she’s been living a very low key, drama-free, unremarkable life this past year. She’s going on with her life these days very quietly minus Robert Pattinson. She’s busy with work, looks like she adopted a new puppy and is not seen hanging out boozing it up every night of the week at the Chateau Marmont or the Roosevelt like some of her peers.

        People make mistakes…some really big ones like her affair last year but the important thing is that you learn from your mistakes and try not to repeat them. Kristen seems to have learned a lot this past year and is not making the same mistakes. Good for her and her new puppy.

        As for Katy, she was always more of a friend to Robert. Their friendship goes way back. I think she became friendly with Kristen when Robert and Kristen became a couple. I’m not surprised Katy is still closer to Robert after the break up. Her friendship with Kristen was forged because of Kristen being Robert’s girlfriend.

      • Annie says:

        Lowest of the low. Very selfish.

        I do wonder what the hell was she thinking. Dirty old men are everywhere. Literally everywhere. You don’t have to fall for them and play along. As a woman you have more to lose if you make mistakes. He’s always going to be the guy married to the supermodel who was sleeping with the Hollywood starlet on the side. Even if he is skeevy as fuq, it doesn’t sound as bad as what people call Kristen. Kristen is always going to be the cheater and the homewrecker. Nobody is going to be like “score!”

        It was dumb of her to think she was going to get something good out of this BS.

      • Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

        @mimi I agree with the overall sentiment of your post, that people should move on but the whole “Lower than murder, rape..” was a tad unnecessary and I think that what Tessa probably meant by “Kristen’s behavior was pretty much as low as it goes” is probably in the context of a relationship because there’s no way that Kristen is worse than someone like Zimmerman for example.

        That was my biggest problem with Katy mentioning Kristen because it inevitably brings back to people’s minds last July, I know Ruth got publicity for her two clients but I don’t think it’s worth it if it will help people remember her cheating.

      • Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

        @Annie Honey, it’s been a year. A whole year. Haven’t you gotten over this a little? I’ve been commenting on here since she cheated and I’m positive that you’ve made variations of this same post, how awful she is etc. She didn’t cheat on you, so I don’t get why this is a sore spot for you still? Sorry.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Mimi, cheating is not as bad as murder, but that’s not really the standard we should live by. Kristen cheated on her ex-boyfriend Michael (don’t know last name) with Rob and she cheated on Rob with her director (whose wife and kids she befriended). She sucks.

      • The Original G says:

        Just because Kristen hasn’t f*cked anyone married for a year and has a puppy doesn’t make her entitled to public popularity.

        She’d have to do something interesting to get that.

    • teena says:

      Rob was most likely banging a jailbait stewart while she had a bf with the first movie, so they are probably both that person. lol

    • pippa says:

      I like to believe it was dig at KS and her lack of integrity.

  8. DJ says:

    Isn’t she the voice of Smurfette? Maybe that’s why she’s on the covers since that comes out soon, even though it sounds like she’s not promoting it all in the interviews.

  9. aquarius64 says:

    Why did Katy even bother to mention this text to Kristen, if it even happened? It only aggravates Kristen’s more rabid fans, thinking she stabbed Stewart in the back and has a guilty conscience. A simple statement of Rob and I are close friends should have been enough.

  10. Melibea4ever says:

    Her makeup artist is a genius!!

  11. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    This article made me LOL. This lady keeps running back to John “I’m a hot mess” Mayer, taking him back the number of times she has immediately negates any sort of right for her to talk about “saving” her friend, she needs to be saved herself.

  12. Deb says:

    Ruth Bernstein got free PR for two clients in one sentence with that “text” crap. Job done.

    • Annie says:

      How would she handle it if they were at each other’s throats for real? I don’t think katy and Rob were ever involved, but pretend they did and Katy and Kristen hated each other, and tried to shade each other at any opportunity, how would Ruth handle it? That would be hilarious.

  13. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    I don’t understand what she meant when she said, ‘unfortunately, I’ve got tits.’
    Somebody please tell me. :-/

    • mimi says:

      @ freespiritedgirl

      I think she meant that it’s sometimes hard for a woman to have a platonic relationship with a guy because people wrongly assume they are automatically fooling around. I think she was trying to say that she is a friend to Robert, more so now because he was/is upset over his break up with Kristen, and is trying to be there for him as a friend, not a sex buddy.

    • Apples says:

      Translation: To her, it feels like she isn’t allowed to be just friends with a guy, the press tends to sensationalize and sexualize those relationships trying to create a story where there is none. They do this because she is female (has tits) and assumption by some that men and women can’t be just friends.

    • Rabia says:

      She meant, “unfortunately, I’m a girl, which invites suspicion that there’s more going on than friendship.” I don’t know if she meant it this way, but it sounds like she’s taking a dig at KStew’s small boobs. Probably just unfortunate wording.

  14. Leanne says:

    Why should “girl code” apply to Kristen when she has no qualms getting into a married guy’s pants while in a relationship herself?

  15. carol says:

    hey, they left the pores on her skin in the second pic instead of photoshopping them out…. progress? lol :/

  16. Jennifer12 says:

    I don’t see Rob getting involved with Katy. They don’t seem like each other’s types (though who knows in ten years) and she seems legitimately obsessed with John Mayer (who knows why). As for Kristen, she jerked Rob around while having a boyfriend (Michael something) and then got together with him after her friend Nikki Reed was dating him. She befriended Liberty Ross enough that the woman allowed her to take her children out and then slept with the woman’s husband. Kristen does what she wants, when she wants, with whom she wants and doesn’t really consider anyone else.

    • pippa says:

      Yeah. Why the need to send a text to her? Katy should have let KS stew (pun intended) believing all the stuff written about KP/Rob

    • mimi says:

      @ Jennifer12

      Actually it was Robert who openly and very aggressively pursued Kristen from the very beginning of Twilight. He would gush about her in every interview and even publicly dismissed Kristen’s then boyfriend Michael when a reporter reminded him that Kristen was taken. Robert was the original shipper of the two of them!

      Yet it’s Kristen who gets the most heat for breaking up with her first and only boyfriend and finally giving in to Robert’s aggressive pursuit of her by becoming his steady girlfriend. hmmm

      • Annabelle says:

        “Giving in to Robert’s aggressive pursuit of her by becoming his steady girlfriend”

        Biggest eye-roll. It seems there are always people waiting to excuse Kristen’s behavior and place blame elsewhere. Kristen cheated on Michael with Rob, only it’s not her fault because of Rob’s “aggressive pursuit.” She didn’t have any choices in the matter, no sir! Kristen cheated on Rob with her married director, only it’s not her fault because Liberty Ross is a bitch who deserved it and Rupert was older. Come ON.

      • mimi says:

        You mean like his fans excusing his behavior around 17 year old Kristen and his blatant disregard for her boyfriend of 3 years? He very publicly pursued Kristen and gushed and flirted and admitted his big crush on her very openly knowing she had a steady boyfriend. Everyone had Twilight fever back then and the fans knew how strongly he felt about Kristen and how little he regarded her boyfriend. Do you think that was/is acceptable behavior?

        Both Robert and Kristen were very young when they met…especially Kristen who was still a minor. Teens fall in and out of love at that age. As a woman, if I was in Kristen’s shoes at age 17 and I had 21 year old Robert Pattinson pursuing me, I know I would have had a very hard time resisting him.

      • Annabelle says:

        Of course I don’t think it was acceptable on Rob’s part, but that doesn’t negate the fact that Kristen had choices in the matter. She chose to cheat then, and she chose to cheat again a few years later, and you know what both situations had in common? Both Robert and Rupert fawned and gushed over Kristen, very publicly. Kristen seems to like having men hung up on her. You can’t write both situations off as products of “aggressive pursuit.” Kristen knew what she was doing and liked it both times.

      • Anname says:

        Mimi – lot of assumptions there in your comments. No one knows how/when their relationship started – I give huge props to Angarano who has rightly never commented. Clearly Rob and Kristen were BOTH attracted to each other (it was not one-sided), but we don’t know when Kristen broke up with Michael and started dating Rob. That timeline isn’t clear.

        The whole Nikki thing isn’t clear either. He was so obvious in his preference for Kristen, Nikki would have to been blind not to see that. Why would she pursue something with Rob if he was so clearly into someone else? The betrayal in that whole situation was Nikki’s big talking to paps and gossip columnists, imo.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Michael and Rob are the same age, and Michael started dating Kristen when she was 15 or something. And Kristen was 18 when everything started.

    • Jennifer12 says:

      Robert most definitely worshipped and adored her, but she had the upper hand in the early stages and through most of the relationship. He didn’t force her into anything and she wasn’t forced to cheat on him or the first guy. She wasn’t forced to befriend Liberty and take her kids out for ice cream. She does what she wants to do.

      • mimi says:

        @ Jennifer12

        Where is the proof that Kristen befriended Liberty? I never saw any pictures of them together or heard anything from a legit source that suggested they were friendly or hung out together. In fact, they didn’t even have any scenes together in SWATH. They were never even seen talking to eachother by any eyewitnesses or photographed together at any of the premieres or afterparties.

        As for this “taking his kids out for ice cream” nonsense. I saw this explained over at the imdb boards. The SWATH cast and Rupert were at the Four Seasons doing a press junket for the movie. Sanders brought his daughter along. At one point when Kristen had a small break from interviews, she supposedly got the girl some ice cream at the hotel. She didn’t leave the hotel and drive the kid to an ice cream parlor because she still had interviews to do at the hotel. She probably got ice cream from the hotel restaurant for the little girl and then continued on with her SWATH press junket. But this turned into, “Kristen befriended and hung out with Sanders wife and kids at their home and “Aunt Kristen” would take the kids out for ice cream with Liberty’s blessing, blah blah blah.”

        It’s so ridiculous how these embellished stories are still being circulated a year later when everyone involved has moved on.

      • Anname says:

        Does it really matter? Cheating is cheating is cheating. Kristen betrayed Rob, Rupert betrayed Liberty. It’s awful regardless of whether Kristen knew Liberty or not. Planned affair or fleeting indiscretion, it’s still wrong and incredibly selfish, and it has long term consequences.

        This is why I get irritated at those who put down Rob to defend Kristen. She publicly betrayed him, and he did not say one word against her, when he could have destroyed her. When the fringe fan complains about how she is victimized and how he never stood up for her, ugh, I don’t get it. He showed her a lot more respect than she showed him. Sorry, off on a tangent, I know.

  17. tealily says:

    I feel like that John Mayer comment is kind of throwing Russel under the bus though, you know? That never struck her when her marriage dissolved? She didn’t love him?

    • Ella says:

      I do think it’s a little odd how she’s always quick to gush over JM, even when they were broken up (like at the time of the Vogue interview) but never does the same about Russell. I don’t mean she should act like she’s still in love with him NOW, but she never even says anything remotely positive about her time with him. Whereas about JM when they had broken up, it was all, “He’s got a beautiful mind and a tortured soul” blah blah. And she’s willing to compromise for John but wasn’t for Russell, obviously. That’s her prerogative of course, but it seems weird that the man she MARRIED wasn’t that important to her but douchebag JM is?

      • Tara says:

        This is a very interesting observation but i think it can be explained with a little psychology. People react differently to stressors or negative life events depending on the length of exposure to them, despite the severity of the outcome. For example, wife A catches her husband in three affairs in three years and they get a divorce. Wife B has an exciting, passionate marriage for three years, finds out her husband had a one night stand and they get a divorce. The severe outcome, divorce after three years of marriage, is the same. However, scientifically and statistically, wife A will be more devastated over a much longer period of time. She will be far less likely to ever even remotely get back together with him and will never have anything good to say about him. She suffered throughoyt the marriage instead of just at the end of it. The suffering for wife B started at the end of tge marriage. Her pain and sense of betrayal might be sharper but it wont run as deep or last as long.

        This leads me to suspect that Katy had a more tumultuous relationship with Russell than with John. With Russell it may have been a string of one misunderstanding, disappointment or hurtful situation after another with the good times growing smaller every day. With John it could have been a whirlwind, heart pounding joyride until the very end when he goes into a phonebooth and changes into Super Douche. And actually, that is JM’s style. He leaves them reeling. Girls like Katy think that no way it could have been so great and then have gone so wrong. So they refuse to call a douche a douche and they give themselves other reasons why the relationship failed.

        Of course thus us speculation and who knows anything for sure, right?

  18. Annabelle says:

    Her makeup looks pretty here.

  19. Happy21 says:

    Her hair, face and make up look amazing in this photoshoot.

  20. LilyT says:

    I’m not that kind of person… She says as she coughs up glitter.

  21. Holden says:

    I’m sorry I have tits is the best non apology ever.

  22. RHONYC says:

    man, she looks like Russell’s twin sister in the 1st 2 pics! :?

  23. MissM says:

    Yesterday CB posted a pic of her at the Smurf’s premiere, in which she is the lead female voice, and today is all, “why is Katy Perry on all these magazine covers?”

    I’m pretty sure there is a connection between the two.

  24. Kat says:

    Never been a fan of Sparkles nor KStew…but am I the only one who would have been offended if a friend apologized and had to throw in the tits remark? I’d probably slap her in the face.

  25. Tiffany :) says:

    In all of Katy’s recent magazine interviews, she tends to talk trash about other celebs. It seems like she is trying to create drama based on her personal life, which is really tacky to me. I shouldnt be surprised considering the way she promoted her divorce through her tour movie and videos.

    If her new music is so great, WHY isn’t she talking about that and her new record instead of other people?

  26. Kemper says:

    I do not know how well a ‘dark’ Katy Perry will go over. She’s known for her kind of pop upbeat music. And as for the tits remark, I think she is saying Rob wouldn’t catch heat for hanging out with her if she were a guy. I don’t see her as someone who would riddicule another’s cup size.

  27. Asdfg says:

    I like her Elle photoshoot. As for Katy not being Rob’s type? I disagree.


    ^ Those ladies dress nothing like Kristen.

  28. LilyT says:

    God guys I’m sorry ok!? I’m sorry I have a large, shapely, perky, bouncy pair of lucious breasticles ok? I’m effing SORRY!!