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Katy Perry: 'Vogue' Inside Images!

Katy Perry: 'Vogue' Inside Images!

Katy Perry is radiant in red inside Vogue magazine’s July 2013 issue, on newsstands now!

The 28-year-old entertainer was photographed by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz for her cover and feature in the mag!

On ex-husband Russell Brand: “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011. At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.”

On making music: “When I am in between records, sometimes I doubt myself. I’ll be like: Did I just get lucky, or did I mass-manipulate the world into thinking that seven songs were worth a number-one position? And then I go back into the studio and I start writing, and the true essential oil of who I am comes bubbling back up and reminds me that it’s always been inside of me, that nobody can take this away no matter what comment anyone makes. It’s going to be there because it’s what I was born with and it’s what I’ve worked on my whole life.”

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Photos: VOGUE/Annie Leibovitz
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  • melissa

    >>>>>At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness.<<<<<

    so true Katy! You'll find someone who can handle an ambitious woman

  • hmmm

    Idk but these excerpts make her sound very self centered and annoying underhanded..why toy with there’s more to why they divorced…very strange. Why draw attention to it. She’s doing the Taylor swift thing “saving it for a rainy day”..the did I mass manipulate thinking seven songs were worth number one way over the egotistical top.

  • Tamy

    Many celebrities lack class. When they trash talking somebody that they chose to be with, don’t make them seem either victims or good people. I wouldn’t made it public like that. She is like Taylor Swift.
    Just keep it to yourself.

  • Katy Has a Low Vocabulary

    “Equalness” is not a word. The word is “equality”. What a bimbo.

  • niagirl

    There is a reason a husband dumps his wife by text and not in person. There’s more to the divorce than what she admitting. She’s just fine. Don’t cry for me Agrentina.

  • hello_kitten

    I don’t think she’s trash talking, if she was trash talking, she could’ve said a lot more and been more vulgar. I feel like they simply asked her a question and she decided to answer as best as she could/ I mean let’s face it, it’s not like he never said anything about her

  • pup

    “then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.”

    Uh, gay maybe?

  • sillyme

    Please, I don’t think most women want a true equal either. If the ship is sinking and they call for women and children first for the life boats, I doubt many women would be talking about equality. Feminists only want equality on their terms.

  • hmmm


    These stars have power in an interview to establish what is off limits. She’s not trash talking him in an obvious way..she’s dropping hints and leaving it to “our imaginations” that he did something…and it makes him look like the bad guy. Maybe he did text her, but from the sounds of it..she was too controlling and he felt he was not her husband but just another business asset at the time. if you notice now all the internet websites are picking up he dumped her by text message so she looks the victim.

  • serena

    Ir Russel said anything (even that its hard to be in a relationship because of all the women he want’s) everyone thinks he is the nice guy? And then Katy explains that she hasn’t heard from him since he WROTE A SMS that he wants the divorce and SHE is the b**ch!? What is wrong with you all?
    Of course R.B. is a funny, charming, women-loving man. I like the way he talks but he is a pro with women. He knows how to get them.
    Katy is in her twenties. They loved each other. Sure there are reasons the divorced. But it is shady to do that with text message. And it is shady that that is the last thing she heard from him. Even though he always tells everyone how great she is and how much he loved her.
    I know men who wanted relationships with women they feel balanced. When both are successful and strong minds, that often happens. One of them can’t cope with it. There are stubborn arguments. Because of strong personalities. Most of the couples I got to know wanted that first. And after a period of time it wasn’t a match made in heaven because they were too strong for each other. So I totally get was she is referring to. Its sad. Heartbreaking. But it’s not your fault if your husband/wife/boyfriend isn’t able to cope with that.
    Katy I adore you. You’ll find someone who makes you happy!

  • NE1

    all 8 songs were worth number 1.

  • Ohboy

    She’s a Scorpio. Scorpios always keep some of their parter’s secrets to use later on and hurt them. Scorpios like revenge way way after the fact. So, by saying this public or outloud, she’s basically sending him a message. One day, I’ll reveal your secrets. It’s meant to kind of torture him, if he’s the type to be tortured. This way, he’ll live in fear over what she’ll reveal later down the line. It could be that he’s gay/bi, or that he cheated. I don’t see what else she could reveal.

  • jenny

    he probably cheated on her… but c’moon people he left her via TEXT MESSAGE on NEW YEAR’S EVE!!! who does that

  • Toni

    Shes great :D

    Shame about him telling her by text, but good to see them both doing well now after.

  • anon

    @pup: I wonder if he wanted an open marriage or if he never really loved her and was just using her to get famous easily and a lot faster in the US or he could be gay

  • bethany

    Regardless of what you think about Russell Brand’s comedic talents or acting career he has never said anything remotely negative about Katy or their marriage & refuses to comment when asked personal questions.

    And look at Katy Perry – the moment she gets a front cover of vogue she starts making all these thinly veiled accusations and attacks on Russell which are totally unnecessary.She hasn’t got a record/album out at the moment so this is just blatant self- promotion.

  • Ginger

    Yes, a few of you all say maybe Russell is gay and I think that’s it.

  • Alisha

    @bethany: I was thinking the same thing! No matter what happened or how, Russell has said nothing but kind things about Katy. It’s really low of her and I am actually surprised and disappointed to see her act like Taylor Swift. I used to be really big fans of both of Katy and Taylor, but acting like high schoolers isn’t cool.

    What I find funnier is when celebs CRY over their invasion of privacy, then do stuff like this! SMH.

  • Ee

    It blows my mind when people think he doesn’t trash talk her because he’s a decent guy. Look at how his body language and eyes shift when he talks about her – it makes it look like he talks about her so positively because he knows he did something crappy and he’s saving face in public.

    Either way, Katy says in the interview that she takes some of the responsibility but she had to get over taking all the responsibility for the downfall of the marriage. It sounds like she’s learned something and hopefully next time will put it to good use.

    And she looks amazing in these pics. You go, Katy.

  • miinie

    Well it was really low of him to leave his wife via text message on new year’s eve. What a douchebag!