The “Dark Horse” singer has found herself in some hot water as of late for alleged cultural appropriation for featuring big-booty mummies on her tour and dressing up as a geisha at the American Music Awards.
Now, Katy graces the cover of Rolling Stone and is opening up to the mag, defending her actions: “It came from an honest place.”
Also, Katy may or may not be throwing some shade at Kim Kardashian, who she insinuates inspired those mummy looks, along with Ice-T’s wife, Coco.
“As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery,” she said. “Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people.”
She continued, “I guess I’ll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that’s it. I know that’s a quote that’s gonna come to f–k me in the ass, but can’t you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don’t know.”
But that wasn’t the only thing Katy, who drops her video for “This Is How We Do” on Thursday, talked about. She also revealed how she views her relationship with her KatyCats, saying that, unlike other artists, she’s not “thirsty or desperate” for their support.
“I’m not, like, a crazy ‘I’m gonna die for my fans’ type,” she said. “Some people are so dramatic about it, and you’re like, ‘Honestly, you’re not the Second Coming. You’re just an entertainer!’… I’m very grateful for fans’ support, but I’m not thirsty or desperate.”
Something else she’s not thirsty or desperate for as of right now is having a baby. But she doesn’t rule out the possibility of starting a family in the next five years — with or without a man.
“I want to be doing that in the right time and that’s not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it’s in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it. I don’t really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over,” she said. “And there doesn’t necessarily have to be a man in the picture, I don’t need a dude. I mean, Neil [Patrick Harris] and David [Burtka], their twins are beautiful. It’s 2014! We are living in the future; we don’t need anything. I don’t think I’ll have to, but we’ll see. I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.”