Katy Perry: “I want to sell out, but not in the ‘I’ve sold out’ kind of way”


These are photos from Katy Perry’s wig-tastic photo shoot for The Guardian. My favorites are the red wig and the green wig. Does anyone else think that Katy should be going red now? This Budget Betty Page look is tired, and it doesn’t help her image at all. Revamp it with a short, red bob! Please, Katy. The interview is meh – but I may be saying that because I don’t care for her. The full piece is here, and here are some of the better quotes:

On not being cool: “I don’t feel like I’m very pop-star lame, but I’m definitely not hipster-cool,” she says. “I’m somewhere right in the middle of it all. Because, for me, I want to sell out, but just not in the ‘I’ve sold out’ kind of way. I want to sell out arenas and sell millions of records.”

On Russell Brand: “One of the things that attracted me to him is his brain,” Perry says. “He’s one of the smartest men I’ve met. I feel smarter just standing next to him.”

On “taming” Brand: “He knows that I’m young and have friends and a social life, and he was attracted to me. Not, ‘Oh let’s find a version of myself in a female.’ Every once in a while I need to remind him of that and he listens. It’s all about communication. It’s not about taming, because that won’t last. Everyone gets saggy t-ts. Not everything stays perfect. We all start to slow down. I think he was ready for change. I mean, you just don’t have the stamina to be in bed with 80 different women a week when you’re 35 and trying to do good work.”

On the hustle: “You have to bust your ass at this,” she says, “which is why you don’t find me getting sh-tfaced in bars that much. It’s so intense, it’s like you catch a rocket and you’re hanging on for dear life and you’re like, ‘Gooooooo!’ The second record I’m more buckled in because, God, how many times do you see people slump on their sophomore record? Nine out of 10. But I’m still working, like, 13-hour days, five, six days a week and singing on top of it. And knowing that there’s someone right behind me, ready to go, ready to push me down the stairs, just like in Showgirls.”

[From The Guardian]

She also goes on to talk more about her parents and how supportive they are of her – I guess they’re her biggest cheerleaders when they’re not speaking in tongues. And apparently both of her parents adore Russell. Which… of course. Why wouldn’t two “freelance” ministers love Brand, right?

Katy also discussed her new single, “Teenage Dream”. This song has been playing on the radio forever, and I hate it. Katy describes it as, “It’s about that feeling that I think so many people relate to… when they get to their 20s and 30s and remember being a teenager and putting all or nothing into a relationship, and usually getting hurt, but it was such an amazing feeling – so pure and lovely and raw.” Eh. Sure. I know that feeling. But I’m not sure the song really says that to me. Anyway, Katy finally released the video for “Teenage Dream” and surprisingly, I don’t hate it:

I like the dude, I’ll admit it. He’s hot. His name is Josh Kloss, he’s from Oregon, and more than half of his Google Images are shirtless. Quality! I also appreciate that Katy didn’t match her bra and panties. A small detail, but I appreciate the stab at realism. Other than that… meh.



Photos courtesy of The Guardian.

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  1. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Now people can’t stand Lady Gaga but they think this twit has talent? Bulls*it. Katy hasn’t made a decent song since I kissed a Girl which I will admit I love. Hot n Cold isn’t bad it actually made my ipod but hell I rarely listen to it.

    WTF does she mean she doesn’t wanna sell out. B*tch look up “sold out” in the dictionary and your fugly over stylized picture will be next to the definition. Didn’t you used to sing Christian music sweetie? Now all of a sudden your kissing chicks and showing your boobs every chance you get. Katy sweetie you are a sell out baby doll.

    What does Russell see in her? Her music sucks ass.

  2. Merry says:

    I like the wigs! Cute.

  3. gabs says:

    “Ur so gay” was my favorite Katy song. “Thinking of you” and “Hot n Cold” “I kissed a girl” were good too.

    Her first cd was MUCH better than the second.”California gurls” and “Teenage Dream” SUCK! Did she have the same team working with her? Same writers? This one is so crappy.

    Anyways… she looks gorgeous in the photos though. My fave is the dark blue wig.

    GAGA > Katy

    I do wish her and russel the best though. They are a very cute couple.

  4. snowball says:

    I like “If We Ever Meet Again,” which hilariously, is not technically her song, it’s a Timbaland.

    I just saw the new video this morning and the first thing I said was, SELLOUT! All of a sudden she’s all soft and trying to be little miss pretty sexy All-American girl on the beach and driving around in a convertible with a hot guy? This, right after she did a video where she was shooting whipped cream from her boobs and had neon blue hair?

    I just can’t like her. I don’t know what it is, she always has this smug look on her face.

  5. Granger says:

    I saw her in an interview yesterday, for the first time, and I’m sorry, but I could not believe how ditzy she was. Dumb as a post. Kind of surprised me, for some reason.

  6. Marjalane says:

    I think it was on Idol where ahe sang her “Vegas” song live, and it was pitiful. Ashley Simpson has a better voice….Good thing Katy Perry has the hot sizzle because the steak stinks!

  7. Katie says:

    I don’t think she’s that pretty. She has an awesome body, but her face seems very average to me. Also, I think she is the definition of, as Lainey would say, TRY. There is so much trying going on with her all the time in that there seems to be no sincerity there, and I don’t think her music or vocals are strong enough on their own without a gimmick.

  8. UNF says:

    the only reason people still know who she is is because she is ample chested and puts out hypocritical statements. i’m no lady gaga fan but her comments towards her were pot, kettle, black.

  9. chartreuseoak says:

    Calling Katy Pery a sellout is like calling Tila Tequila a sellout. You can’t be a sellout if you have nothing to sell. :P

  10. DetRiotgirl says:

    I’ll give her credit for the showgirls comment. She was less annoying in this interview than usual.

  11. Jover says:

    She wants to sell out arenas; are you kidding me – who would book this marginal talent lousy live singer (yes her AI attempt at singing was cringeworthy) for arenas. Arenas!!! U2 can fill arenas I’ve seen and they are still great – you, on the other hand, have trouble filling air-conditioned clubs on your own. WHen she first came out I thought she an amiable fluffy ditz that didn’t take herself too seriously – she’s now into delusionally offensive territory and needs to go away so real female singers can get some pub. (Can someone explain to me why, for example, Corinne Rae Bailey isn’t even on the radar yet who has the real talent?)

  12. Amy says:

    I was surprised how ditzy she was in an interview the other day, too. Say what you will about Brand’s past, I think he’s a pretty quick wit and a good interview. So, I assumed she must be pretty savvy too.

    She was on the radio talking to Ryan
    Seacrest and I got into the middle of the conversation. I was like, “Who is this? Is this Paris Hilton or something? She sounds like an idiot!”

    It was Katy Perry and I was not expecting her to sound like that at all. Ugh.

  13. KellyB says:

    my boyfriend last night told me he unwillingly had a song stuck in his head and as he was stammering to tell me what/whose song it was, he blurted out ‘what’s-her-tits’! it was priceless.

    i’m sorry but when you call out gaga for putting a crucifix in her mouth and say ‘when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen’ AND THEN pose in daisy dukes, tits hanging out with a crucifix dangling between them, i mean, REALLY? pull out a dictionary and look up yourself under H for hypocrite.

  14. Sally says:

    @Jover: it’s Corinne Bailey Rae. But agreed, she’s great :)

  15. Kate says:

    Budget Betty Page?! Bahahahahaha! Kaiser you kill me!

    True words though. True words.

  16. Liana says:

    I don’t feel like I’m very pop-star lame

    Sorry, Katy, but you ARE.

  17. Confuzzle says:

    Bitch please. When you dumped your Xtian beginnings for the life of an attention whore with very little to sell, you became the sell out.

  18. pnw girl says:

    She seems very fake like she’s trying to please everyone, and it just doesn’t work that way.

    I don’t think she’s as dumb as she puts out there for the world to see. She isn’t a good dancer, so it’s fun to see her loppy ass try, kinda like Taylor Swift. It’s hilarious, but at least they’re having fun. Hopefully.

    oh and all the tit talk. it’s called a good bra ladies. Her tits aren’t that huge, so stop buying your bras from Target if you want your tits to look good.