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Katy Perry Interview -- Exclusive

Katy Perry Interview -- Exclusive

Katy Perry posed with a mini-me of herself (pictured below) at the Svedka-sponsored People party at Mr. West nightclub on Wednesday (May 6). Before Rihanna showed up to support her Katy, here’s what the 24-year-old “I Kissed A Girl” singer opened up to about:

KP: Hi! I love your site so much! You’re the man because you show good pictures and you’re not trashing people’s lives and making people cry! You’re a nice guy, I like that. You’re trying to change the idea of media. It’s cool.

JJ: We sort of have similar religious backgrounds. Maybe we relate on that level?

KP: Maybe that’s why you still have integrity?

JJ: (laughs) Do you call yourself a sellout then?

KP: Oh yeah, I sold out my whole tour! I’m a sellout in the most positive way! (laughs) But no, I don’t think I’m a sellout at all. I like to go big! I love pop music, I’m not ashamed, you know? A lot of people are like “Ugh, pop music.” Or major record labels think it’s cool to be indie but my dream as a little girl was to be on the Grammys and to have my record be available to everyone in the whole world. That’s why I need that big record label.

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JJ: Go big or go home, right?

KP: Oh, always! You can see that in my outfits. You can see that in my conversations and interviews, I don’t know. That’s how I’ve always been.

JJ: What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re visiting New York? (JJ Note: Katy lives in L.A.)

KP: I love NY so much! I would move to NY if my life wasn’t already so intense. The thing about NY is that you have no excuses to take the elevator down from your apartment and meet your friends at the bar downstairs. New York is just such a cultural shmorgishboard. It’s very artistic and inspiring. It always has such a constant energy about it every hour! I love that it has all different kinds of people! You could sit on a bench, watch people, and be so inspired by it. So much character! The shopping here is unbelievable. After touring a lot of different places, and being all around the world…New York City and Tokyo are the jam shopping spots. Nothing else compares.

JJ: Where is the one place you must go shopping?

KP: There are a couple places, I go to the Lower East Side because I like more of the little boutiquey stuff. I love this one shop called Mandate Of Heaven. She is my favorite, she does rompers and jumpers. I just bought this pink jumper. It has a portrait of a kitten on it and it’s really short so it shows off my butt a little. But it’s very innocent, very Lolita. So if you come to NYC you have to check out Mandate Of Heaven!

JJ: Are you performing in NY any time soon?

KP: I am! I was just here for three sold-out shows at the Irving Plaza, and I’ll be back July 28th at the Gramercy.

JJ: What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?

KP: Well, you know, when you’re a teenager you feel invincible. Maybe, in retrospect, the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done was driving for the first time on the 405 in 5 lanes of traffic, at night. First time, in my first car, a black Jetta.

JJ: Any insider info you can give us about your new music video, “Waking Up In Vegas”?

KP: Yes! If you look at the opening scene, which is kind of the way we ended as well, you will see a little old lady to the left with like an oxygen tank on. If you are on the outskirts of Vegas, it can get really depressing. You’ll see old people with their gambling carts and you’ll be like “Ew, you need the Lord!” (laughs) That little old lady is my 88-year-old grandma! She lives in Las Vegas and she was dying to be in the video.

JJ: And your BFF Markus is in this video?

KP: Yes! Markus Molinari, my best friend. You can catch him for a split second at the top of the drag queen opening at the table. Markus is also coming with me to Vienna while I’m hosting Life Ball.

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