Katy Perry Shades Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga (Sort Of) In ‘Rolling Stone’ Interview

Katy Defends Her Kraft
Get your cultural appropriation thinkpieces ready: Katy Perry is issuing a response to the critics and/or haters lashing out at her for using mummies and Egyptian cultural iconography in her work, as evidenced on her Prismatic World Tour and her “Dark Horse” music video. Her reasoning? Kim Kardashian.

Wait, what?

From her upcoming cover story in Rolling Stone, courtesy of JustJared: “As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people. I guess I’ll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that’s it. I know that’s a quote that’s gonna come to f*ck me in the ass, but can’t you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don’t know.”

Shots fired! The founder of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood — a plastic member of society? Come on now, Katy. Even you’ve admitted to feeling like a plastic (bag) sometimes. Let us not pass judgment!

But that’s not all: She’s also (sort of) coming for Lady Gaga! “I’m not, like, a crazy ‘I’m gonna die for my fans’ type. Some people are so dramatic about it, and you’re like, ‘Honestly, you’re not the Second Coming. You’re just an entertainer!’… I’m very grateful for fans’ support, but I’m not thirsty or desperate,” she says of her #KatyCats. Is there another entertainer on the block more well known for her diehard fan appreciation than Mother Monster herself? It’s not like the two green-haired pop princesses haven’t traded barbs in the past.

What do you think — shade or nah? Will Katy’s komments “come to f*ck me in the ass” like she said? Check out all the upcoming quotes from Katy’s Rolling Stone cover story at Just Jared.

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  • Ork

    What’s with this or nah thing ? Seems funny to me as a Londoner to hear people suddenly talk like us lol

  • Reymon

    Come from an honest place? oh sure, where did she learn to make fun of other people and kiss people’s behind for money and fame.She needs to go back to the church she came from and learn to respect people who are different, like me.Be REAL Katty.

  • Wut

    I don’t think she’s making fun or throwing shade or anything. It seems like she’s just stating a fact. There was no words of judgement there, she’s just saying this is this and that is that. I think what she meant by the ass biting thing is that articles like these come out trying to turn her words into insults and drama. Katy’s just being Katy.

  • cVnt

    she really needs to sew her mouth together. nothing but idiocy coming from her. i cant believe shes famous. i really cant… but then again there’s kim K and her family too…

  • Dandy

    She’s a complete idiot. Ice-T’s wife coco…. that’s your shows inspiration.

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  • Kemal Maulana Yudhistira

    Nah look ! Even “but I’m not thirsty or desperate,”-girl has so many fake followers on twitter hahaha


    Its kinda funny because Katy sounds very jealous, even Kim K is bigger than her (maybe not for good reason) but Katy makes music that will be forgotten in years, she hasn’t done anything that showcases talent at all. She makes very SAFE generic pop songs that are ALL filled with similes… great for teaching kindergarten children. Gaga at least now is showing off more talent over theatrics with her voice with Tony Bennett.

  • Reymon

    She doesn´t care about her fans, all she cares about is fame and furtune.She doesn´t accept people who are not like her. I’m mean
    thin, beatiful and dressed like everyone else.
    I just don´t like what she stands for. America is about freedom of expression, and that´s what Lady Gaga is doing.You don´t know how lucky you are to be an American.Believe me, I live overseas, and only in America you can do that.

  • Reymon

    Sometimes I wonder , what would happen if we lock all this STARS, in a room for six months, with no cameras and no contact to the outside world.Would they realize that they all came from the same place and are going back to where they came from.?Do they really know what they are looking for? When all empires fall, all we are left with, is the memory of the good times with spent with them.
    All bet you, they would all come out as friends.

  • markus

    Katy said it straight up! I hate that Kim Kardasucks and that lunatic Lady Go-Gone anyway.

  • Chase Laulee

    I agree with Katy Perry. You’re only a musician, not the second coming and believe me.. NONE of these idiots that claim to die for their fan would really give up their lives for a fan. That’s ridiculous! They’re too greedy and they all love their money.

  • Reymon

    when you are that high on top, I guess you can say and do whatever you want.I don´t like people who criticize and make fun of other people, just because they have become a Star. In her new video she is doing it again.But you know what they say what goes around comes around.sooner or later.

  • YousicWorld

    These were very interesting comments that Katy made about the fans and the second coming. Had to write about it http://yousicworld.com/site/the-worship-between-fans-and-entertainers-is-katy-perry-right/

  • Reymon

    I hear she grew up in a church with her parents as Pastors?
    Then what the hell happened to this girl?