Kate Perry is gracing the cover of the new March 2011 Elle magazine, and surprisingly has a lot to say including details about her life before she ‘kissed a girl and liked it’ all the way to number 1.
“It’s important to be relatable and normal. And I think that what helps with that, for me, is that I had the rug pulled out from underneath my feet so many times. It was like, ‘Listen up, bitch, you’re not going to get served this on a silver platter—you’ve got to work for it!’ I don’t feel like I can act like an entitled bitch yet! I still have so much to prove.”
Before the fame and fortune, Perry actually had it somewhat difficult claiming, “I had two cars repossessed, and I was writing bad checks, but I gave myself a timeline. I thought, Okay, if I don’t make it by 25, I’m just going to get married and pop out some babies and do some crafts.”
Perry also went into the whole body issue which, considering her fan base is composed of a lot of K-12 fans, is a smart idea especially since her size 2 body is considered borderline ‘fat’ by Hollywood standards.
“I was shaped like a square at one time. I was! I’m generally around 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145. And I had enormous boobs that I didn’t know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder…and all I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know…that these things would come in handy someday.”
In regard to her marriage to husband Russell Brand, apparently they pretty much clicked from the get-go. According to Perry, “there hasn’t been a dull moment” in their relationship which isn’t surprising if Brand is anything like the nutcase he is in movies.
Interestingly enough, Perry doesn’t see herself as a ‘one-hit-wonder kind of gal’ even though she’s not saying that she is going to continue to make it years down the road. In regard to how her career has panned out she claims, “I feel like I’m at a point in my life right now where I could potentially stick around. I don’t feel like a diva, but I think diva is a great and powerful word in the sense of what Beyonce makes it. And maybe I can’t be Beyonce, but maybe I can be Cyndi Lauper. I mean be like her, not be her. That would just be weird.”
Fair enough, but you just dissed Cyndi Lauper saying that you’d settle to be her (i.e number two) if you can’t be number one! Girlfriend is not going to want to have fun with you after that comment.