Katy Perry’s recent interviews have basically comprised a listicle of reasons she’s still with John Mayer after a year.
She’s been explaining and justifying the relationship no one’s really talking about. But, for whatever it’s worth, she’s probably about to marry the guy who’s everyone’s sloppy seconds.
Katy also covers the new issue of W Magazine in which she talks more about John, on whom she had a crush years before.
On her hit single “Roar”: “This song is about sticking up for yourself. People talk about bullying, but you can be your own bully in some ways. You can be the person who is standing in the way of your success, and that was the case for me. I was having a great professional streak, but personally, I was really immature, so I had to balance those things out. If you are not happy with something, you should change it. So I went to a lot of therapy, and finally, I am able to speak up for myself: You are going to hear me roar!”
On dating John Mayer:“I actually am dating my crush. I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great.”
On her religious views: “I try and keep my connection with G-O-D or with a power that’s bigger than me. It’s important – otherwise, you don’t have any kind of accountability. If you think, Hey, at the end of it all I am just going to be dust, or I have no soul or whatever, why not just be a menace to society? For me, accountability works.”
On her first impression of Hollywood:“I was living in Beverly Hills, and a big famous producer had taken me under his wing. I was getting a monthly allowance – I had a Louis Vuitton key chain for my Jetta. I thought I was the bee’s knees. But it didn’t last long: I got dropped from my record label. And the Jetta was impounded. And I couldn’t pay my bills. I suddenly heard no more often than yes. As cheesy as it sounds, the reject built a lot of character in me. it takes strength to stick around in this business. And I have always been highly ambitious.”
On her “Smurf” experience: “I hate mornings. So I told some executives who had asked me whether I wanted to act that if you want to start shooting at 11 a.m., then I’m your girl. Otherwise, I’m not interested. I live a rock-star kind of life where I don’t go to bed until 4 a.m. I’m very nocturnal. But I always say that if Ridley Scott wants to hire me for ‘Blade Runner 2′ to play Rachel, I am absolutely available.”
On her marriage: “I really loved it. It was a new, fun, exciting journey. But I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason.”