Katy Perry Covers March Issue Of ‘Elle’ Magazine, Talks Super Bowl & Beyonce

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Katy Perry‘s multiple Super Bowl halftime performance looks were quite extravagant, but on the March cover of Elle magazine she shows off her more elegant side. The pop starlet looks simply chic for the fashion photo, wearing minimal makeup and a classy crop top-and-skirt combination.

Inside the magazine, Perry chats with Elle about how she prepped for the big football performance, her love for Beyonce and thoughts on pop stars being casted as soap opera characters.

View the cover in full, as well as some interview highlights, below!

On prepping for the big show: “In my show, I am boss daddy. I am boss mommy. They call me Boss. Everything goes through my eyes; I call all the shots, 100 percent of it. With the NFL, I have to be accountable to several levels of red tape. There are many committees I have to go through for my costumes, the budgets of my show, every interview—everything, I have to report to somebody. So I am no longer the boss; I have to relinquish that control. We love this opportunity, but once you decide you’re gonna do the Super Bowl, you’re gonna have no fucking life for six months. It is the biggest thing. Anyone that’s ever done it has been scared shitless. You stay off the Internet for the five days afterward.”

On her thoughts on Beyonce: “Oh my God. I’m such a big Beyoncé fan. Beyoncé just put out a video! You’ve got to see this video!” She’s referring to the now viral grainy, black-and-white 11-minute reel featuring a barefaced, teary-eyed Beyoncé, spouting existential verse set to moody music. “I was like, Finallllly. Finally I see you. I don’t see some propaganda version of you. I see you. I relate to who you are.”

On pop stars being in soap operas: “You’ve got to name someone the villain, someone the princess, someone the mom-, the dad-type—you know there always have to be characters. As pop figures, we’re all characters. And the media uses that. Who is the sweetheart, who is the villain? You know. Taylor’s the sweetheart. Kanye’s the villain. That’s the narrative.”

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[via Elle]

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