Katy Perry came on the pop scene in 2008 with her tongue-in-cheek “I Kissed a Girl.” Quickly after the song became a summer staple, Perry’s conservative religious upbringing was put in the spotlight.
In our exclusive sneak peek of her 3-D concert film “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” the singer’s family opens up about their initial reactions to the not-so-religious track. And from the looks of the clip, the news was met with shock.
“When Katy decided that ‘I Kissed a Girl’ was going to be a her first single, I said, ‘Have you told mom and dad?’ ” her sister Angela recalls in the clip. “And she said, ‘No, but can you?’ ”
When they found out, her pastor parents, Mary and Keith Hudson, had some minor reservations about how it would affect them. “I was a little concerned, yeah, ’cause I thought my ministry after 30-something years is over,” Keith recalls in the film. “But, you know what? Never had a problem.”
And Katy too assures that, despite what fans may have thought, the track didn’t cause strife between the singer and her family. “I think people love the idea of ‘a good girl gone bad’,” the singer, whose real last name is Hudson, explains in the film. “And they think my parents have disowned me, but that’s not the story at all.”
In addition to the confessions, the film also includes behind-the-scenes moments from her colorful California Dreams Tour. During one of those candid moments, Perry teases her parents about “I Kissed a Girl” when they visit her backstage, joking that it’s their favorite song of hers.
“Katy Perry: Part of Me” opens July 5 . In addition to the film, ahead of its release, Perry will premiere her clip for her dreamy ballad, “Wide Awake.” The video will get its big premiere on June 19 on MTV.
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