Katy Perry criticized press outlets for publishing old interviews she gave years before as new comments from the singer. While at first many newly minted celebrities relish the spotlight that comes with success, the singer soon found that a private life is something to be valued. Katy Perry now wants her lyrics and music to talk for her and about her life. Good for her!
The public fascination with every aspect of people’s lives is seemingly insatiable. Blame it on those who want to keep up with the Kardashians or are fascinated with every man kissed by Taylor Swift or Selena Gomez. But in all of those instances, comments made and answers given a few years ago would not reflect where their lives are at today.
While it is true that no interviews, photos or postings disappear in today’s digital age, history does not have to keep repeating itself article after article. It is no secret that Katy Perry married and divorced actor Russell Brand. But more than three years later, she is still being asked about the relationship, break up and any news of her ex-husband. Really? She moved on, while time may have healed her wounds it did not alleviate everyone’s curiosity – but why dwell on her past and why is it anyone but her business?
On Sunday, the California Gurls singer “roared” back on Twitter. She tweeted today about a Daily Telegraph piece that quotes comments she made about the split, Brand asking for the divorce via text message and more details that she claims were voiced in an interview three years ago. Her tweet emphasized the timeline of the interview and the stale nature of her quotes. The 30-year-old wants to be known for her music.
After another public relationship with John Mayer, Perry remains coy about any of her romantic relationships today. She hopes to fall in love again, but does not have any plans to settle down and make babies anytime soon. She has also indicated her intention, when she finally does become a mother, to be dedicated to her child and not worry about music.
For now, however, her primary plans are ones her fans should care about – touring and recording an album she hopes to have out within a year. The lyrics she uses will speak for her state of mind, like Roar showed a desire for empowerment for herself and Katy Perry fans.
Taylor Swift recently commented in the Wall Street Journal that today’s musicians have to constantly “surprise” their fans to stay relevant. “I believe couples can stay in love for decades if they just continue to surprise each other,” Swift noted, “So why can’t this love affair exist between an artist and their fans?” While Swift and Perry have reportedly not gotten along and have Bad Blood (and their ex-John Mayer) between them, this is advice that Perry should take to heart.
Perry herself has indicated a desire to grow as a musician. “I have to continue to push people’s perceptions of me,” she noted, while expressing a desire to keep fans on the edge of their seats with a Firework or two. For Katy Perry that means focusing fans’ and media attention rightly on her music and letting her lyrics and success talk for and define her, not a divorce she put behind her.
By Dyanne Weiss
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