Katy Perry: ‘Why am I a baby machine? Why can’t I be a mogul?’

Katy Perry

Katy Perry covers the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar in an Asian-inspired shoot. The theme doesn’t stand out on the cover as much as the editorial. Katy thinks she’s super kawaii in real life. At least she’s not committing cultural appropriation again with “geisha style.” This shoot simply favors Japanese gardens as a backdrop. Katy was probably bored, and her poses reflect that attitude.

The interview is more interesting. Katy says Rolling Stone made up her quote about having a baby without a man. She shades pop stars (like Lady Gaga) for talking to their Twitter followers. Katy claims to not care about anything except finding a really smart man. She’s even studying the Dictionary.com app to land this dude:

Her lifestyle: She meditates “five to six times a week and has an “act-out day about every four to six months. I’ll have a cigarette, which I know is absolutely horrible for me, after a few drinks when I’m having a week off. I don’t do black tar heroin.”

Her future love life: “Open. As I’m heading into my 30s I have less time for bullsh-t. I look for the same characteristics: a sense of humor–someone who makes me laugh off the charts– someone who is sensitive, someone who loves and understands music, and who is really smart. A lot of times I’ve ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately. They say they’re not, but it comes out in the long run. They’re threatened, or there’s resentment because they don’t know how to handle it.”

She gives “less of a sh-t” as she gets older: “I hear that the 30s are a better version of your 20s, because you know what you want for yourself. I’ve always been very attracted to gentlemen who have quite large vocabularies. One of my favorite apps is the Dictionary.com app.”

On Twitter: “I can go a week without tweeting and be fine. Like I don’t have to say, ‘Goodnight,’ to my followers.” She rolls her eyes.

She loves/hates the internet: “When I do these interviews, a lot of these clips people pull out are like, ‘Katy Perry doesn’t want a man to have babies. I’m like, ‘I didn’t say that. I just said, I’m good.’ Why am I a baby machine? Why can’t I be a mogul? I want to have a baby, sure, but I want to have a career. I want to have a record label. I want to have an incredible tour. So I’m going to have all of those things. Let’s talk about that. It’s like, get out of my ovaries, okay? I’ll do it in time.”

She loses it sometimes: When she’s having an off day, Perry gets “quieter. I can snap a little bit, be a little bitchy to the couple of people around me. Tamra, my assistant, is my closest punching bag. But she’s strong and understands that I have a lot of pressure on me sometimes. But, you know, I went to Santa Barbara, which is my hometown, the other day, and I just drove there, laid out on the beach in my bikini like a starfish, and nobody cared.”

Her fashion: “Whenever the Internet will put me on blast about whatever I wore, I’m like, ‘I ain’t dressin’ for you. I don’t dress for you bloggers who are still wearing bandage dresses.'”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

Okay, I’m a little mean for chuckling over Katy’s endorsement of the Dictionary.com app since she feels bad about not having a great education. Katy did take a cheap shot at hot blogger fashion, so that makes us even. I don’t know about other bloggers, but I have never worn a bandage dress. Our standard uniforms are sweat pants, yoga pants, and tank tops with the bra built in for convenience. None of this “bandage” stuff.

Katy has a right to be upset about being characterized as a “baby machine” if she didn’t really say that stuff to Rolling Stone. No woman should feel like she has to have a baby, but Katy did play that bait-and-switch game with Rusty Brand years ago.

Oh, and the mean-girl blind item that Taylor Swift offered up yesterday? Katy pretty much outed herself on Twitter. Shade!

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

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  1. Jaana says:

    Ugh She is so annoying. Katy you are manufactured and generic. If you don’t like it then do something about it. Oh and I challenge you to do the ” no makeup challenge”. Ha!

    • 237 says:

      Yep! Also she is scared of turning 30 cauz she wouldnt know what to do, if she cant pull that ‘oops…i just dropped my lollipop. Dizzy me.lol’ – shtick
      plus, i think she has had botox already, plus I think she is quite a coke-snorter but I have no substance to back that up, so I just leave it there.

      • bettyrose says:

        Great name, 237! Is that an homage to The Shining (movie not book)?

      • 237 says:

        Shining, of course 😉

      • Gypsy says:

        Quote: “plus, i think she has had botox already, plus I think she is quite a coke-snorter but I have no substance to back that up, so I just leave it there.”

        No substance to back that up – THEN why would you say such a nasty thing? What if someone maligned you or your parents like that would it be okay with you?

        I really do want an answer, I’m just trying to understand human nature.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Human nature: if you can say something vile anonymously on the Internet, you will.

  2. Hannah says:

    “She’s even studying the Dictionary.com app to land this dude”
    Say no more..

    • bettyrose says:

      IKR? The best guys hang out at the Merriam-Webster app.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      Ha!ha! Both of you are right and I know it but I don’t shade her for trying to expand her vocabulary if, in fact, she does. So many entertainers use words incorrectly or seem to have one or two “go to” phrases to try to sound intelligent.
      Also, I really don’t like Katy Perry.

      • bettyrose says:

        You’re right Tulip and I would never bash someone for seeking education, but reading a dictionary and trying to learn new words out of context is a strange approach, and doing it to meet smarter men really ices this cake.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Oh, I agree with you Bettyrose. Maybe I just felt guilty for laughing!

    • qwerty says:

      I hope she stumbles upon the definition of feminist one day.

  3. tmh says:

    Since she is approaching her 30s hopefully her music can change and mature. She makes music for toddlers, do any grown women really listen to her horrible music.

    • some bitch says:

      I know women rapidly approaching 30 (and a few in their 40s) who idolize Katy Perry. They really think she’s an incredible singer and talented songwriter.

      • 237 says:

        Wow, really. Who thinks she is writing her own songs? Thats so naive considering this industry.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Not trying to talk anyone out of their opinion, but I really don’t understand how someone could think she is an incredible singer. She has serious pitch problems and she shouts frequently. :: shudders at the thought ::

  4. Yellowshaba says:

    Jaana- you are absolutely spot on

  5. Ben Dover says:

    Lmfao! What an idiot. Take a seat. Please.

  6. TheCountess says:

    You know what’s far better for your vocabulary, to say nothing of one’s mind and intellect?

    Reading literature. Oh granted, it’s less trendy than clicking your little app, but words are meaningless if you don’t understand how to use them.

  7. PunkyMomma says:

    The gowns are stunning. That’s all I got.

    • Pager90 says:

      I think she’s a beautiful lady and glad she’s not bone skinny. I think she’s just a bit immature still.

    • Lucy2 says:

      Yeah, the gowns and photos are really pretty.
      She looks nice when she’s not dressedike Rainbow Brite on crack.

  8. Maria says:

    what sense does it make to learn random words? how about getting a topic that interests you and learn as much as possible about it. it doesnt have to be black holes.

    oh and i am so sick of that self pity party of “GUYS ARE SOOOO INTIMIDATED BY GLORIOUS ME”
    thats just the female version of “im such a nice guy”

    • Kiddo says:

      Yes, better to read literature or difficult papers and look up words you don’t understand. This way, you have context to meaning. I don’t know, for some reason, she has a little sympathy from me, because she really seems like she is in over her head. Maybe a little like Brit Brit in the naivete department?

      • mimif says:

        You iz misinformed. Seriously tho, I just discovered my 50-year-old bf has a *Katy Perry* station on his Pandora app, and upon confrontation, he said, “She’s really awesome!”. Then he force fed me some of her earlier live work when she was a, um, Christian singer, so needless to say he’s not allowed to play DJ anymore. The End.

      • Kiddo says:

        Time to break out Simon moob posters and plaster them all over the house. And then strategically stack up romance novels covered with Fabio pics next to the bed.

        And for good measure, toss in a FRANCO somewhere. We’ll fix his butt.
        Maybe he has spent too much time in the sun with the ah…crops? That could explain it.

      • mimif says:

        There is no explaining this….debacle. But three Jell-O shots for your vivid imagination, Kidzilla. I’m going to have to start a tumblr so I can document the epileptic fit he will have upon seeing moob wallpaper & Fabio bedside “reading”. Oh but wait, he actually likes FRANCO, so you’re docked a shot. Sorry.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Baby steps….first an app and maybe then a book and then a book with words 🙂

    • Kiddo says:

      @mimi, While he’s asleep, apply the FRANCO glitter tat on his face before an important social event. We’ll find out how much he actually likes FRANCO. Do I get my shot back?

      • mimif says:

        I’m giggling because there are no important social events where I live. I’m going to get him wasted, shave his chest and put the FRANCO tat there. But wait, I can’t have that on top of me.
        Okay things just got weird. Bye.

        *throws Jell-O shot at Kiddo*

      • Kiddo says:

        That’s weirder than Simon moobs posters? Emkay. *downs the Jell-O Franc-O shot, troubled about the state of the world*

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I think her “men are intimidated by me” is just projection. Katy, she says, seeks out intelligent men and, remember, this is relative to her own intelligence but in the end I believe they intimidate her. She seems painfully aware of her own defiency in education, either through university or simply self-teaching. Hopefully, she is trying to correct that.
      And again, I don’t like Katy Perry.

      • Kiddo says:

        So you’re a big fan. I bought her latest CD for you. Expect it by Amazon Drone in about 45 minutes.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Soooooo, that’s how you wanna play this?
        Okay, game on, I’ll find your weakness. And, yes, that stalking of your comments, you questioning whether your should post that or not feeling, that’ll be me until REVENGE. 🙂

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        She says that same BS in every interview about men being intimidated by her. She said the same thing about Rusty.
        Maybe men are just BORED by you, Katy.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I use a blank bookmark, write down the word and the page it’s on, finish the chapter and then grab the dictionary, look up the word, go back to the page and try to understand it. It works surprisingly well. Reading books also helps reinforce proper grammar and spelling.

  9. Melibea4ever says:

    “Tamra, my assistant, is my closest punching bag. But she’s strong and understands that I have a lot of pressure on me sometimes”. That is mean and bitchy for her to do,how about the pressure her assistant is on,try catering a diva 24/7!!

    • Justaposter says:

      I caught that as well. Can’t believe people really are not jumping on that statement.

      Kind of like saying ‘just sayin’ it really does not give a person free rein to be a total bitch.

  10. David99 says:

    She is boring!

  11. maybeiamcrazy says:

    I don’t get her obsession with “smart” guys. A guy who knows what he is talking about turns me on like no other as well but I at least try yo keep up with the conversation. She didn’t learn anything from Brand for example. Does she only want a smart guy around her to make her look… smart?

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      … Yes?

      I like a guy who challenges me but frankly, you need to stay in your own ballpark somehow. So … yeah.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I will NEVER understand the Katy Perry/Russell Brand thing! I know, I know, boobs but…really, Russell?

    • Steph says:

      I know. A quiet less educated man with common sense and kindness in most cases is far superior than an egotistical a-hole with an expansive vocabulary like her former douchbag husband,Russell Brand.

  12. Pager90 says:

    The media needs to stop shoving questions like,.. When are you going to have a baby, Why aren’t you having a baby…Why haven’t you had a baby, Why aren’t you having another baby… at these women entertainers, models, actresses etc….I think the baby questions are getting tired. It just seems almost sexist the way these magazines pounce on these women with baby questions.
    I like her bluntness with this quote. ” get out of my ovaries, okay? ”

    I get some of what Katie means about maybe she wants to be a mogul and stop with the baby questions, even if she didn’t articulate it clearly perhaps.

  13. alexc says:

    Any guy that understands and is in to good music won’t be interested in her music so kinda catch-22, ha.

  14. Ninja, please says:

    Talentless dingbat fundie with an addiction the male gaze.

  15. Darkladi says:

    All hail the Queen of the Dingbats!

  16. HH says:

    “…laid out on the beach in my bikini like a starfish, and nobody cared.” >>> With how much makeup she wears, I assuming they didn’t know it was her. Katy Perry doesn’t look ugly without make up, but she looks VERY different.

    • Erinn says:

      She looks ridiculously ‘normal’ without makeup. No different than anyone in the office I work in. Not gorgeous, but cute.

  17. Lori says:

    If only there was a group of people to defend her right to be a mogul and not a baby machine. We should start one just for Katy Perry. Oh…….I know. We should call ourselves feminists! You like?

    • Pager90 says:

      I think the media and their baby pushing questions on these women is getting annoying.
      I agree with her on that.

  18. Hautie says:

    Sadly, it is time for Katy to stop talking. She is not coming off very well.

    (I moved the rest of my thought to the Taylor post…)

  19. Pager90 says:

    I don’t see the problem with her mentioning a app she uses…but…..

    IMO The app mention sounds like it was thrown in because of a Deal for her to mention it. I just think it’s sly PR, the app paid for or did a deal with her peeps or the magazine to be mentioned.

    And the mention of the App worked for the company, because that part of the interview and the App are what people focused on.


  20. Ana says:

    I was agreeing with her on the babies part, and then read the comment on fashion bloggers and thought…ehhh I’ll go team Swifty.

  21. Cait says:

    Wow, she has such a clear handle on feminism.

    …said no one. Ever.

  22. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    A Donald Trump do’over and a good slogan oughta trump those vacant zooey deschanel eyes and vacuous music. Fart 4 Freedom 4 Katy Perry.

  23. jammypants says:

    She looks like Emily Blunt.

  24. Mike says:

    She talks like she is Joni Mitchell making this really deep important music. Also she cannot seem to avoid taking cheap shots at others. Maybe she is a mean girl afterall

  25. Size Does Matter says:

    Why can’t she be a mogul? It’s kinda hard to take someone seriously when they have had whipped cream squirting out of their bikini top.

    • Pager90 says:

      Moguls come from every walk of life and start from scratch many times and part of her current success in her field has been marketing herself as a product that sells. Just because she started at one point doesn’t mean she wont grow in new areas in years to come,IF she has the will , the desire and the ability to try.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Who wants to be a mogul? it’s just a strange false choice, baby or mogul.

      • Lissanne says:

        The idea of having power and money is the highest “value” she can think of. Interestingly, being a true musician/artist is not part of that picture.

  26. Al says:

    She looks very pretty on the cover, and I usually do not care for her looks. Or ‘talent’ of that matter, if I use that term very loosely.

    That is airbrushing done right. She looks like a covergirl for once, serving cheesecake. Beautiful hair.

  27. mslady1972 says:

    Why is she famous!

  28. India Andrews says:

    Didn’t Katy want babies and say so publicly five minutes ago?