Katy Perry is still out there promoting Witness and her latest stop was a deep interview with The New York Times about her “purposeful pop.” One such revelation was that she doesn’t care about awards. There may be some singers who crave the validation that comes from their pile of Grammys, but Katy claims she isn’t one of them.
You can read the entire interview here. She talks a lot about how she’s living her life like a Deepak Chopra pocket mantra guide. Katy is on a quest for realness, or rather staying away from things that are “not real,” like awards and awards shows.
“All the awards shows are fake. And all the awards that I’ve won are fake,” she added, explaining that they don’t represent the audience. “They’re constructs.”
Katy’s Teen Choice Awards must feel so unloved. Speaking of things that are fake, she talks about her new identity and what happened to the old sexy candy pin-up Katy Perry.
“I didn’t kill her, because I love her, and she is exactly what I had to do then. And I’m not a con artist, I didn’t con people, like, that was just me. And this is me now.”
“I feel very empowered, extremely liberated, liberated from the conditioning of the way I used to think, spiritually liberated, politically liberated, sexually liberated, liberated from things that don’t serve me.”
“Intention is everything. All I was trying to do is build a bridge.”
Trying isn’t the same as actually doing. My guess is she gave up and put down her hammer when she saw Migos cringing at the thought of crossing the same bridge as non-straights, and realized she might as well not waste her time. And time is a very precious thing for Katy. 98% of her schedule consists of talking about Taylor Swift. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of spare time for side projects like bridge construction.