Unlike most of the world, he had some insight into the situation. You know, because he’s dating Perry and all. And according to him, what appeared to be one gigantic, frosting-fueled mistake was actually a very calculated way of capping off her already over-the-top performance. Or something like that.
“She hit me right after the performance, ’Baby, you gotta see the performance! You gotta see the performance!’ and I watched it. And I was like, ’Baby, did you fall?’ and she’s like, ’I did it on purpose,’ ” McCoy told MTV News backstage at the Love Sessions, a voter-registration party in Los Angeles. “I watched it a couple more times and … it was on purpose. She did it on purpose. It was all planned. I think she murdered it, man. The whole Quinceañera thing. She’s a step above, a step ahead, you know? And I’ve always backed her, you know? It is what it is.”
Of course, it’s not just Perry’s cake-filled shenanigans that McCoy has been addressing lately. There are also the whispers that the two are planning some sort of collaboration, and while McCoy admits that might be the case, it most certainly won’t be of the singing variety.
“This is Travvie and Katy, not Sonny and Cher, you know? I’ve been producing some stuff lately, and she’s the only person I play it for. So maybe I’ll produce some stuff for her, but we won’t be doing any duets anytime soon,” he laughed. “She’s definitely got an ear, though, so I’ll make some beats and I’ll e-mail them to her and get her vibe. She’ll hit be back, ’I love this one,’ or, ’This one could use this or that.’
“When she was recording her record she’d send me songs, and when we were making our record I’d send her songs,” he continued. “So she sent me a demo of ’I Kissed a Girl,’ and we were on tour, and I was playing it during our changeover, just watching the kids react. So she came out to one of our shows, and the song came out and she flipped out, like, ’What are you doing playing that?’ and I took her to the side of the stage so she could watch the crowd react. And now, well, she’s huge.”
But a Perry collabo isn’t the only thing in the cards for McCoy and his Gym Class Heroes. They’re currently on tour with the Roots , and McCoy hopes to get something on tape with them before their jaunt wraps in early November.
“They’ve been a huge inspiration to us since we were kids — Illadelph Halflife and Do You Want More?!!??! and all the records since then. … They’re legendary masters, and I think a little bit of the Roots is rubbing off on Gym Class,” McCoy said. “We’re almost halfway through the tour, so I’m sure us and the Roots are gonna collaborate before the show’s up. I mean, we’ve gotta.“