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Katy Perry to 'Elle': Taylor Swift Is the Media's 'Sweetheart'

Katy Perry to 'Elle': Taylor Swift Is the Media's 'Sweetheart'

Katy Perry is stunning in Giambattista Valli on the cover of Elle magazine’s March 2015 issue, on newsstands February 17.

Here’s what the 30-year-old entertainer had to share:

On her Super Bowl halftime show: “In my show, I am boss daddy. I am boss mommy. They call me Boss. Everything goes through my eyes; I call all the shots, 100 percent of it. With the NFL, I have to be accountable to several levels of red tape. There are many committees I have to go through for my costumes, the budgets of my show, every interview”everything, I have to report to somebody. So I am no longer the boss; I have to relinquish that control. We love this opportunity, but once you decide you’re gonna do the Super Bowl, you’re gonna have no f*cking life for six months. It is the biggest thing. Anyone that’s ever done it has been scared sh*tless. You stay off the Internet for the five days afterward.”

On Beyonce: “Oh my God. I’m such a big Beyoncé fan. Beyoncé just put out a video! You’ve got to see this video! I was like, Finallllly. Finally I see you. I don’t see some propaganda version of you. I see you. I relate to who you are.”

On pop stars in the media: “You’ve got to name someone the villain, someone the princess, someone the mom-, the dad-type”you know there always have to be characters. As pop figures, we’re all characters. And the media uses that. Who is the sweetheart, who is the villain? You know. Taylor‘s the sweetheart. Kanye‘s the villain. That’s the narrative.”

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  • smmy33

    Katy Perry’s so stupid and annoying and thinks she’s too smart , when everyone can she how pathetically insecure and jealous she is.

    Beyonce ” I don’t see some proporganda version of you I see you, finally,” …what ??. So Beyonce’s image is proporganda, until her booty 711 video, what a back handed compliment .

    And no dumb Perry , Kanye’s a loser like you and thought he could make a 20 year feel like shit while collecting her award by interrupting her acceptance speech just to tell everyone that HE thought she didn’t deserve it while being drunk on his ass.

  • Jay

    So hateful. Not her 7/11 video. Her ‘Yours & MIne’ video. Which Katy reposted. It was a video of Beyonce talking about herself and her views.

    And yes, this is nothing new, Celebrities have brands, images to protect. When picking a new project,does this fall in line with my brand. Because It is difficult almost impossible for people/fans to know your simply through the medium of song and snippets from interviews. It’s hard to get a across a multi-dimensional person. So you have the bag girl, the good girl, the humanitarian, the funny one, the crazy one.
    Rihanna is the perfect example. She decided to change her image. In her words ‘I want to be the black madonna’. From that day forward everything she did was ‘bad’, sexy, edgy, rebellious. But bottled rebellion, orchestrated rebellion. It doesn’t mean they are fake, it is a part of them, just not the sum of who they are. Their public face.

    As for Kanye, lord have mercy. The man snatch a mic. LET IT GO!! He was rude, get over it. Demonise someone for snatching a mic, ridiculous. Also it helped Taylors career, the next few days she was on ellen, the view, gma talking about having the mic snatched. Everyone knew who she was after that.
    I remember Kanye had to leave the country for a few months after that. How ridiculous.

    Katy seems secure, giving another woman praise doesn’t make you insecure or jealous.

  • Sim

    I see Katy Perry’s publisist is working over time.

    We known Katy Perry’s a idiot but please don’t insult our intelligence with a long ass stupid argument , she’s not that dumb she’s doesn’t know what propaganda means and that it’s a insult to use in reference to some else’s image .

    Kanye didn’t help out shit besides make someone feel bad.
    Taylor Swift had already won album of the year at the Grammy’s (youngest ever winner) something idiots Perry & Kanye will never win.

    She already had the best selling album that year and a 19 year old country singer winning a MTV award beating out Beyonce’s best and most popular song in ages, she didn’t need some grown ass man twice her age to go on stage to bombard her and tell her and the world that some else is more worthy of the award then her IN THE MIDDLE OF HER ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

    Only people with no morals or empathy try to rationalize sick behaviour, then blame the victim . Sometimes the media narrative is there because it’s reality and the truth.

    I don’t remember the police escorting Kanye out of the country.

    Kanye didn’t want to deal with the media backlash he created because he was too much of a coward, so he left the country. Should we feel sorry for poor misunderstood Kanye and that he spent a few months living with his ” friend” in Paris.

    Kanye’s life choices and behaviour since only reinforced that the narrative was spot on.

  • sjean007

    oh please
    tayor winnig album of the year was a joke and was due to sympathy votes after the kayne west controversy. remember when taylor won? everyone said it was stupid and unfair because she did not deserver. BEYONCE SHOULD HAVE WON. iT WAS WHEN she sang with stevie nicks and PROVE TO THE WORLD SHE COULD NOT SING.
    AWARDS shows is not a place to show talent, its business. taylor’s people paid off money so she can win as she win the awards.
    katy at least can sing better than taylor and is better in song writing to taylor’s childish lyrics.

  • Jay

    I don’t know if I should reply. Your so hateful, so I’m guessing your a troll. Oh hell gonna give you some truth anyways. The MTV awards you speak of was 2009 and Taylor won album of the year in 2010.
    Yes this is the first time most people had heard of her, she has stated it herself many times. Also feel free to go watch her ellen, view and gma interview after the incident. Also Taylor won best female video that night and Beyonce won video of the year. FYI Taylor won her first Grammy at age of 20, both Rihanna,Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone and Alison Kraus won their first Grammys at the age of 19, lorde even younger and Leann Rimes younger still. Also I’m guessing your also not aware of how many grammys Kanye has.

    Celebrities have brands is nothing new. Katy wasn’t enlightening anyone. Don’t know why you have a problem with what she said.

    If your going to use your ‘love’ of Taylor Swift to insult and hate other people at least get your facts right.

    Also just to piss your trolling as off. Yes, I don’t think snatching a mic is ‘sick’ behaviour. I think it’s rude and that Kanye West is egotisitical but no I don’t think it’s ‘sick’. ‘Blame the victim’, lord have mercy a mic was taken from her hand!!! THAT IS ALL. Hahaha so ridiculous.

    They only one that sounds ‘stupid’ here, sorry to say is you.

  • gail.enigma

    She’s being far more mean lately.
    Obviously insecurity is roaming around for more publicity.

  • dafaq

    I think katy was dropping clues that the whole kanye/taylor incident was staged.Where was the security to keep kanye off the stage? Who knew who taylor was b4 that? and after that fiasco taylor gained alot of support and was labeled as the ‘innocent victim’ and even to this day,that’s the only role she knows how to play.
    Diplo said he knows alota secrets about taylor and i think this is one of them.

  • Маргарита Бабовникова

    It’s Taylor turn Bieber to shit because she was jealous to Selena. She send him drugs in chocolate bars. That is the second secret.

  • Daniela

    I usually think pop figures as characters. They play the “cute girl role”, “sweetheart role”, “bad girl role”, crazy girl role”, “girl power role”, etc. There is nothing wrong about it, to me it is normal, it is entertainment.