Katy Perry Kisses Up to Rolling Stone

Katy Perry is the cover girl for the Summer Double Issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.  Here’s a few clips from the article out on June 24th.

Her thoughts on politics:

 “I think we are largely in desperate need of revolutionary change in the way our mindset is. Our priority is fame, and people’s wellness is way low. I saw this knowing full well that I’m a part of the problem. I’m playing the game, though I am trying to reroute. Anyway, not to get all politically divulging and introspective, but the fact that America doesn’t have free health care drives me (effing) absolutely crazy, and is so wrong.”

 On her own body image:

 “I started praying for [breasts] when I was, like, 11,” she says. “And God answered that prayer above and beyond, by, like, 100 times, until I was like, ‘Please, stop, God. I can’t see my feet anymore. Please stop!’ I was a lot more rectangular then. I didn’t understand my body. Someone in sixth grade called me ‘Over-the-shoulder boulder holder.’ I didn’t know I could use them. So, what I did was, I started taping them down. How long did I tape them down for? Probably until I was about 19. And, no, I don’t have any psychological pain because of it.”

On her critics:

“Whenever people ask me about having bad reviews, I’m like, ‘Have you seen the run I’ve had? Have you see the numbers?'” she says. “Numbers do not lie!” At the same time, she recognizes the limitations of pop music. “I’m not a dummy. I know ‘California Gurls’ isn’t going to save the world. But I got a lot of heart from my upbringing and I put a lot of heart in my songs.”

 

Photo Credit: Terry Richardson, RollingStone.com