Pop star says she doesn't have to get naked to be noticed
Katy Perry has hit out at female singers flashing the flesh on stage.
Her comments were made on the same day (October 26) that Lady Gaga stripped fully nude on stage at London club GAY, and follow Miley Cyrus’ controversial appearance at MTV’s VMAs, during which she twerked in a nude-coloured bra and pants ensemble.
Speaking to NPR’s Weekend Edition, Perry said: “Like, females in pop – everybody’s getting naked, I mean, I’ve been naked before but I don’t feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed.”
“I’m not talking about anyone in particular, Im talking about all of them. I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked. It’s like, Put it away!”
Somewhat hypocritically, Perry wore a cream-squirting bra in the ‘California Gurls’ video and appeared naked on the cover of her ‘Teenage Dream’ album. Speaking to Sunday Times Culture recently, she said: “I haven’t played my taking-off-all-my-clothes card yet. Maybe when I’m 35 I will. I don’t need to do it now, because I’ve got great songs. If I get super-desperate, maybe I will then…”
“Actually, I did take all my clothes off, for ‘Teenage Dream’. I was on a cotton-candy cloud, showing my… back. I don’t have the body for it. If I had like, Rihanna’s body, I’d take my clothes off. But I don’t. I just hide my body in a way where you think I have it.”
Katy Perry’s released her latest album ‘Prism’ on October 21. ‘Prism’ is the US pop star’s third album and follows the hugely successful ‘Teenage Dream’, released in 2010. Perry’s Number One single ‘Roar’ appears on the album as well as ‘Dark Horse’, a collaboration with US rapper Juicy J.