Katy Perry hates being famous.
The pop singer revealed to Rolling Stone that she never had the desire to be as famous as she’s become — thanks to her record-breaking amount of number one hits on the Billboard charts, her sell-out tours and of course her infamous romance life.
“People want to be recognized for their work, but nobody wants to be famous for nothing,” she explains. “Fame is, I think, disgusting. And it’s really hard to separate your public life from your personal life.”
“Useless fame is disgusting. I think if you’ve got a talent or something to offer, a creative thing to offer to the world, then I think that’s beautiful. But that famous for nothing thing is kind of gross. It’s a bummer.”
What’s really interesting about this interview is that Katy says she plans on making a record that’s very unlike her bubblegum music. Katy wants to make an acoustic record and support the album with a world tour — totally forgetting that her fans may not like that. But she doesn’t care.
“I want to do an acoustic record and do a tour that’s all theaters and just have my acoustic guitar and my Telecaster and people would be like, ‘What the f**k?’”.
“I’m waiting to play that ace in a couple of years and it will be so exciting. Because I know I’ve had that up my sleeve for so long. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone because I know who I am.”
You may remember her relationship to John Mayer, her alleged cheating ex-boyfriend. The couple have split on several occasions, but have been separate for the past few months.
Now, Katy says that she’s drawn to famous guy in the music industry because they are easier to get along with. Someone who doesn’t understand the industry and wants to date someone like Katy Perry wouldn’t have an understanding of her life and that she’s not always around.
“There’s a level of understanding when they’re in the same business, you know? They understand what it means when you’re tired from a show or the tour’s exhausting you or if an interview went wrong.”
“They know all the ins and outs, so you can just walk in to the house with a certain face and they understand, you know? Rather than, like, having to explain everything and that takes two, three hours.”