Katy Perry Channels Uncle Sam And Diana Ross On ‘Parade’ Cover [Video]

Katy Perry clowning around at the London premiere of her new concert documentary.
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With voluminous purple curls, teased out into a ’do perhaps more appropriate for the disco era, Katy Perry poses in a slinky red dress between a line of uniformed service men, and in a glitter covered hat a la Uncle Sam on the cover of the upcoming issue of Parade magazine. It’s no real surprise that Perry would go old glory for her cover shoot, what with the release of Katy Perry: Part of Me (WHICH IS OUT TODAY EVERYONE SEE IT YOUR LIVES WILL BE FOREVER ALTERED), her performance on last night’s Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks, and her generally red, white, and blue steeze as of late. While we kiiiind of want to see more of the edgy Katy that we saw in her Vogue Italia shoot, we’re relieved that glitter-saturated, whimsical Katy is still alive and well.

In the article, Perry dishes on everything from her feelings about Obama’s support of same-sex marriage (yay!) to the tough decision to be very upfront about her painful divorce from Russell Brand in Katy Perry: Part of Me. She also goes into her decision to make the concert doc as real as possible, saying “I’m okay with picking my nose. I’m okay with having bad dance moves. I’m okay with having horrible lower teeth. That’s what makes me me, and for some reason it’s worked out all right.” Read the rest of the article, and sneak behind the scenes with Parade’s cover shoot video:

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