Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Katy Perry Would Rewrite 'I Kissed A Girl' To Fight Stereotypes Today

Katy Perry has regrets over number one single I Kissed A Girl Katy Perry has some regrets over her number on single I Kissed A Girl
Stacy Diaz | 08 February, 2018, 09:27

"I speak my truths, and I paint my fantasies into these little bite-size pop songs", she said. Part of what has come from all that experience is growth, which Perry says makes her look back on her first hit and not be completely satisfied with its lyrical content.

"I want to emotionally elevate myself..."

At the time, the pop star's catchy single about a sapphic encounter from her debut album was heralded as "lesbian-friendly".

Not getting what she wanted has been a valuable career lesson for Perry, she said.

"I Kissed A Girl" didn't age so well partly due to shifting conversations about identity and sexuality, she added: "We've really changed, conversationally, in the past 10 years".

'I had a lot of expectations at the end of 2015 and the end of 2016 that weren't met.

Instead of getting upset, Perry took her setbacks as a challenge from the universe to revitalize her relationship with herself, and acknowledge the importance of finding confidence from within - instead of outside sources.

"But she has a plan, and we have a plan, and I feel good about it". It's been really necessary for me to go through that.

Another inspiration keeping Perry motivated is her fans.

"If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it. Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes in it". "For instance, "I kissed a girl and I liked it".

"Katy Perry, she's been a friend of mine for a really long time".

'I'm preparing to do a big soul overhaul very soon that I'm nervous about, ' the Roar hitmaker explained in the cover interview for March's Glamour Magazine. "One foot in front of the other".