Katy Perry Calls Lady Gaga Hermaphrodite Rumors 'Calculated'

'She knows what she's doing,' Perry says of Gaga's mischievous master plan.

For nearly a month now — after photos of her performance at the Glastonbury Festival supposedly revealed a mysterious, below-the-belt bulge — rumors have been swirling 'round the Internet that Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite.

And as ridiculous as that may sound, the whispers just wouldn't go away (of course, it didn't help matters when a bunch of blogs picked up a supposed quote from Gaga, in which she "confirmed" the rumors). It got so bad that even ABC News got in on the act, asking Gaga's manager about the issue. Surprisingly, he actually chose to respond, calling the quote — and the rumors — "completely ridiculous."

And even that hasn't stopped the story from continuing. So, really, it should come as no surprise that on Tuesday, London's Daily Mirror decided to ask Katy Perry about the hermaphrodite thing. According to Perry, the rumors are part of Gaga's elaborate, media-tweaking master plan.

"Oh, please. It's all very calculated," she told the newspaper. "She knows what she's doing. She put something in her knickers, a mini strap-on. Bless her if she does have a di--, but I am certain she doesn't."

A spokesperson for Perry did not respond to MTV News' request for comment on the Mirror interview, nor did a spokesperson for Gaga.