You've heard about that song right? The Katy Perry track, "Ur So Gay," is worth many listens, and usually with company. These are lyrics at it's most clever, and lucky for me…it's got a catchy beat to qualify it as a good song. And with the video being premiered on MySpace today…and all I have to say is this, it's modern Ken and Barbie at it's FINEST, dark moment. I caught up with Katy last week, but you can have a listen and a look yourself: Myspace
Mona Holmes: What has the response to your music been like?
Katy Perry: Great thus far! I especially like it when people come up to me and say, "Oh my God, that's EXACTLY how I feel! I cant believe you said that." It's nice to be a voice for how people would like to express, especially us females! It makes me feel good about being open and honest in the lyrics of my songs....
MH: What are your thoughts on celebrity rehab?
KP: I think that it's good when people get help and take that step and go there. I can't imagine how hard it is to actually check yourself in there as a celebrity and the scrutiny from the press and the people and having the WHOLE world know you have a problem... that must be hard, let alone defeating a habit. I can barely get to the gym... so I respect those people that do get help. The paparazzi are out of control and personally, I think there should be laws... like they have now in Europe because of Princess Di. I haven't really dealt with them and embrace all sides of what I've stepped into as an artist, but have seen some of my friends go through it and read about it all the time. Dude, even from reading about people like Britney Spears lives in the press, I stress out and break out in hives. I try and steer clear.
MH: Would you consider yourself a role model? Do you care?
KP: I don't want to be a "poster child" for a role model, because frankly I am in the business of Rock and Roll and am too much of a spontaneous, big mouthed person that I don't wanna be held responsible for saying something crass or doing something un pc... cause God knows that shit just runs in my blood. I think we already have our young girl role models like Miley Cyrus and the whole cast of high school musical. I'd love for anyone to listen to my music and be inspired but at the end of the day my job is not to be a saint, my job is to play music.
MH: Tell us about what inspired you to write "Ur So Gay"
KP: Honestly it was a mixture of some past boyfriends, some of them being overly sensitive, fitting into MY jeans, taking more time in the mirror than I do, guy liner wearing, straight iron using type guys. And it is also taking the piss out of anything and everything emo.
MH: What other artists are you listening to these days?
KP: I like a mixture of music, right now... people like Robyn (who would've ever thought she'd be back in the music scene and owning it?!) Sia, this new cat named Sam Sparro; The Virgins; Mika and all my old favorites like Queen, Heart and The Beach Boys.
MH: What or who do you think is hot in Hollywood?
KP: Dita Von Teese... she's is always on point, girl can't even go to the grocery store without looking like she hopped off of a time machine. I also like this new breed of funny people in show-business like the guys that do the hilarious show, "Human Giant." They have the most wacked sense of humor.
MH: M&M's: peanut or plain?
KP: PLAIN! :)