Last week, [artist id=”1962774″]Katy Perry[/artist] raised eyebrows when, in an interview with British tabloid The Daily Mirror, she suggested that Lady Gaga’s hermaphrodite rumors were all part of a “very calculated” plan, one formulated by the “Poker Face” singer herself as a way to grab headlines.
“Oh, please. It’s all very calculated,” Perry was quoted as saying. “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.”
Of course, given that the Internet seemingly can’t get enough of the “Gaga has both” story (ABC News even had her manager address the issue), Perry’s comment about the bizarre bulge got picked up pretty much everywhere, leading many die-hard Gaga fans to label her “jealous,” “annoying” and “a hater” (among other things).
The only problem? Turns out Perry probably didn’t say anything about Gaga or her (supposed) two sets of genitalia.
On Friday, Perez Hilton took to his Twitter account to debunk the story, writing that Perry “never gave any interview to the British media talking about Lady Gaga being a hermaphrodite.”
An hour later, Perry responded to Hilton’s tweet, writing, “THANK U! WED I was in the f—ing AIR on a 24-hr flight from Australia. So unless I was using a phone from the plane, press is out of control.”
Hoping to clarify, MTV News e-mailed the paper, but as of press time, hadn’t received a response. When contacted by MTV News, a spokesperson for Perry said she no comment about the issue.