Katy Perry Opens Up On Rihanna, ‘Dark’ Side Of Fame

Perry covers Elle UK and dishes on tabloid rumors, including her relationship with John Mayer.

We may not know a whole lot about Katy Perry‘s possible upcoming album, Prism, but we certainly now know a lot more about her personal life. Perry graces the September cover of Elle UK and opens up to the magazine about relationships, tabloid rumors and her longtime friendship with fellow pop star, Rihanna.

“I love her [Rihanna] and every time I see her, I’m reminded of the light that she has. There’s a lot of dark in this business,” Perry said before elaborating, without naming anyone specific. “I know a lot of people out there with the most detrimental entourages — they are the root of their demise. It’s really unfortunate but you can’t save these people. My days of celebrity saving are over.”

Before she made that vow, she did find time to help one celebrity in time of need: Robert Pattinson. Following the breakup between Pattinson and his longtime girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, Perry was spotted with the “Twilight” actor, setting tabloids ablaze that the two were an item. Yet, it was Perry who put out the fire, setting the record straight with Stewart.

“I sent her a text message saying, ‘I know you’ve seen all this stuff but you know I would never disrespect you. I’m not that person,’ ” Perry said. “I’m just trying to be a friend to him, but it is unfortunate that I do have a set of tits.”

Perry is now keeping the focus on her own relationship with fellow musician John Mayer, who she briefly parted ways with back in March.

“He pulled away. That was a big hello for me,” Perry revealed.

After working through some issues, the two reconciled with Mayer recently telling a crowd of fans that she was “my face to call home.”

“I realized I could lose the person I loved and I had to deal with some things, issues I think a lot of women have,” Perry admitted. “You can be strong in one aspect of your life but submissive in another. In relationships, it was hard for me to speak up and set boundaries. I think a lot of that was to do with the fear of loss.”

Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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