Katy Perry May Retire Spinning Peppermint Bra

Katy Perry

Katy Perry performs in the spinning peppermint bra during her "California Dreams Tour 2011" on June 9, 2011.
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We throw around the phrase "beauty is pain" for a variety of situations - tweezing eyebrows, pushing through that last lap at the gym, even waking up an hour early to give our hair a little extra TLC - but apparently, in Katy Perry's case, the expression a bit of an understatement. According to a recent interview the "Wide Awake" singer gave with The Sun, Katy's insurers are pulling for her to shelve her iconic spinning peppermint bra for fear that the pop star may injure her neck. "Why would a candy-themed ladylump chariot have anything to do with her neck?" you might be shouting aloud at the computer screen. Well, Katy explains that, too.

"My hair got caught in the wheels of my spinning peppermint bra and began to coil around and around," she admits about one concert mishap with the mechanical brassiere, "I’m forced to just go with it so, by the end of the song, it looked quite like I was licking my own t**. What a girl does for her art." The look has become a kind of trademark for Katy and her stylist Johnny Wujek both, one that encapsulates their entire Candyfornia era and penchant for "next level" performance outfits. Katy defends the bra saying, "I seriously doubt it could be lethal," but hints that the rotating décolletage look might soon be laid to rest very soon adding, "They want a new bra designed that will not allow hair to be caught up." *SIGHHHH* R.I.P. Spinning Peppermint Bra. We knew ye well.

{via The Sun}

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