For its latest issue, Entertainment Weekly got cover tartlet Katy Perry to dish on several big names while traipsing along with her across the globe — Los Angeles, London, Berlin, New York — in one week. (How very 777 Tour.) Says she of beau John Mayer and the Prism track she wrote about him, “Legendary Lovers”: “I actually wrote it in an email one time, and after I wrote it I looked — we had a long courtship before anything was [public], just writing letters to each other — and seeing ‘legendary lovers,’ it sounded so nice.”
Nothing too revealing there (though EW hasn’t published the full interview…you’ll just have to hit a newsstand for that, Katycat). Perry is a bit more forthcoming when discussing her current chart rivals, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, whose “Wrecking Ball” and “Applause,” respectively, have been hovering in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart since August, along with Katy’s “Roar.”
“She’s what, 19 or 20? She’s just living her life,” Katy says of Miley in the latest EW. “She’s super young, and there’s no directing book on how to do this. Each of us find our own way, and some of us make it out alive and some of us don’t. I mean, Madonna was naked [too]. The thing is, people come to me and ask me, out of default, what I think about all these girls, but at the end of it all I shouldn’t be considered the behavior police, because I’m not always going to be on my best behavior!”
While she doesn’t have a big issue with nudity in pop, one thing Perry seems a tad uncomfortable with is the way her fans and Gaga’s monsters have been at war since the releases of “Roar” and “Applause.”
“Gaga and I like to publicly dismiss it because it’s not healthy,” Perry tells the mag. “You want to feel music. You want it to resonate and relate to you. You can’t look at it like a competition because you ruin the reason why you love music. But I think that sometimes our fan groups are so big and strong, they use it as ammunition.”
Well put, Katy. And, uh, guess maybe it’s time we took down that KP vs. Gaga poll here on the site?