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Katy Perry Covers 'EW' After Topping the Billboard 200!

Katy Perry Covers 'EW' After Topping the Billboard 200!

Katy Perry is surrounded by her hunky shirtless dancers on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, on newsstands November 1.

Here is what the 29-year-old singer, whose new album Prism just topped the Billboard 200, had to share with the mag:

On current boyfriend John Mayer, the inspiration for the Prism track “Legendary Lovers”: “I actually wrote it in an email one time, and after I wrote it I looked — we had a long courtship before anything was [public], just writing letters to each other — and seeing ‘legendary lovers,’ it sounded so nice. Some things float into my mind, and I process them, and [then] I make songs about them.”

On headline-grabber Miley Cyrus: “She’s what, 19 or 20? She’s just living her life. She’s super young, and there’s no directing book on how to do this. Each of us find our own way, and some of us make it out alive and some of us don’t. I mean, Madonna was naked [too]. The thing is, people come to me and ask me, out of default, what I think about all these girls, but at the end of it all I shouldn’t be considered the behavior police, because I’m not always going to be on my best behavior!”

On her perceived rivalry with Lady Gaga: “Gaga and I like to publicly dismiss it because it’s not healthy. You want to feel music. You want it to resonate and relate to you. You can’t look at it like a competition because you ruin the reason why you love music. But I think that sometimes our fan groups are so big and strong, they use it as ammunition.”

For more from Katy, visit EW.com! Bigger cover inside…

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