Katy Perry lands the latest cover of W Magazine, and she looks gorgeous! The singer opened up about her boyfriend, John Mayer, in the issue, claiming she had strong feelings for him long before they started dating last year.
The 28-year-old admitted she’s excited to be dating her “crush.” “I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great,” she tells the magazine.
While she said she “loved” being married (to Russell Brand), she said “everything happens for a reason.”
“It was a new, fun, exciting journey. But I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason,” she says.
She also opened up about her new song, “Roar.” She explained, “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,” she added. “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!”
Katy came to Hollywood when she was just 17-years-old, and it wasn’t easy at first. She came under the wing of producer Glen Ballard, who produced Alanis Morrissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ album. “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 keychain for my Jetta! I thought I was the bee’s knees,” she explains.
“But it didn’t last: 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 rejection built a lot of character in me. It takes strength to stick around in this business. And I have always been highly ambitious.”
Raised a Pentacostal, her parents were pastors and she was heavily involved in religion. Now, she claims, “I try and keep my connection with the G-O-D or with a power that’s bigger than me,” she says. “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.”
As for John Mayer, she “believes she can change” the singer, and “doesn’t want to be just another one of his conquests.”
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