Katy Perry Is Political, Terry Richardson Is Himself In “Rolling Stone”

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Posted by on 06/22/2011 at 11:44 AM News

The Popdust Files: katy perry, rolling stone, terry richardson

If you didn’t read the headline or tweet and thus didn’t know this was a Katy Perry article, would you ever guess which musician said this in Rolling Stone?

It just feels like the thing running our country is a bank, money. … 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 f*cking absolutely crazy, and is so wrong.

Huh. And here we thought the thing running our country was the variety of things you can shoot from your chest! At least photog Terry Richardson thinks so, opting for his one known photo treatment: white background, open lips, just this side of pornography. It’s supposed to be a Hershey’s kiss, in case you couldn’t tell. Also: the adjective combination of “silly, sexy photo shoot” is an adjective combination that never, ever needs to exist.

More about the interview, after your daily dose of Terry:

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Photo: Terry Richardson/Rolling Stone

 

katy perry

Photo: Terry Richardson/Rolling Stone

 

katy perry

Photo: Terry Richardson/Rolling Stone

 

katy perry

Photo: Terry Richardson/Rolling Stone

 

The full interview isn’t out yet, but Rolling Stone was kind/impatient enough to dribble a few more highlights for us. Here they are:

- Katy Perry didn’t always wear these sorts of costumes! In fact, she says she taped her breasts down until she was 19. And no, she says, it didn’t cause her “psychological pain.” Sorry, backseat diagnosers. You’ll just have to content yourself with….

- …this quote: “She’s recently become obsessed with the History Channel show Ancient Aliens. “Oh my God,” she says. “When it talks about the sky people , how everyone comes from the sky and how the Pyramids were used for star observations, it’s too much for me. It all seems to connect the dots. It’s blowing my mind.”

- So about that health-care quote! It’s certainly, to use the political term, a sound-bite that’s circulating as it was no doubt intended to. Elsewhere, she says she’s asking the same questions of the world that she asked of her faith. Now, she says “California Gurls” won’t change the world, so it’s safe to say she’s not trying to build the world a Candy Land board. What does she want for the world, then? Endless Inception loops of teenage dreams? Alien sex? Nerd jokes? The world not being like “Not Like the Movies”? Guess we’ll have to wait until she starts her second year atop the charts.

- Speaking of which, Katy took the Adam Leber “fuck the haters” approach, pointing out her much-pointed out Billboard Hot 100 fortress. With that said, “The Lazy Song” is also in the top 10. So, y’know, about those numbers.

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